Piazza Venezia, a building of grandeur.
The piazza is dominated by the overpowering “Altare della Patria” (Altar of the Fatherland) a monument to honour Victor Emanuel II, unified Italy’s first king. Lying at its foot and guarded by two soldiers is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, built over 100 years ago, serves to honour and remember every soldier who lost his life during the First World War and who remains unidentified.
The story begins with the crossing of the Danube on a bridge of boats and ends with the deportation of the defeated Dacians. Between camp constructions, battles, sieges and speeches of the emperor to the troops, the figure of Trajan appears at least sixty times.