The Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II in the city of Rome, Italy (unfortunately covered in scafolding when I was there).
When it comes to monuments, the Legislators in Rome think big.
Also known as the Altare della Patria monument, it was built to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy.
The monument is built of pure white marble from Botticino, Brescia, and features majestic stairways, tall Corinthian columns, fountains, a huge equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas.
The structure is 135 m (443 ft) wide and 70 m (230 ft) high. If the quadrigae and winged victories are included, the height is to 81 m (266 ft). The base of the structure houses the museum of Italian Reunification.
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