On June 2, 1946, Italians chose with an institutional referendum to become a #Republic
President Luigi Einaudi inaugurates in Rome the first military #parade with a ceremony in front one of the most important national monuments: the #Vittoriano
Building’s construction began in 1885 and it was opened to the public for the 50th anniversary of the Union of #Italy
At that time, however, Italy was still a monarchy and the name given to the #monument is a homage to Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy
The “Victor Emmanuel II Monument” is 81 meters high and its 135 mt wide are divided into 4 spaces: the entrance staircase, two lateral propylaea and the upper portico with its #columns
Inside you can find the “Altar of the Fatherland” and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier which celebrates all the Italian #soldiers who fell during the First World War.
Curiously, many Romans don’t appreciate this architectural #beauty and have ironically nicknamed it “Typewriter”