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At the heart of the monument stands a colossal equestrian statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of unified Italy. This statue is mounted on a high pedestal and is surrounded by allegorical figures representing different aspects of Italy.
This war museum houses the War Flags of the dissolved Departments of the Air Force, Army, Carabinieri, Armed Corps of the State, and the Combat Flags of the disarmed units of the Navy since 1935. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies buried here, since 1921.
Visitors can see the tomb of the fallen soldier at the time of Italy’s unification. This unnamed soldier represents the fallen heroes whose remains have not been found or identified. Previously, visitors were allowed to enter the lower areas and see where the tomb lies. But, now this area is closed to the public.
It is a monumental bronze sculpture embodying Rome's spirit. With a laurel-crowned head, she holds a spear of authority while welcoming all. A symbol of Italy's unification, she graces the monument, harmonizing neoclassical architecture with historical significance, and evoking the nation's enduring legacy.
The glass elevator that takes visitors to the monument's terrace, and offers a unique experience as you ascend, enjoying panoramic views of Rome through its transparent walls. Upon reaching the top , you'll get to see iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Capitoline Hill.
9:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Monday to Sunday
Last Admission: 6:45 PM
Closed: 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is between 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM during the fall and winter.
The Altar of the Fatherland is free to visit. However, you need to buy tickets only to access the terrace by the two panoramic elevators and to visit the museum and the other spaces hosting temporary exhibitions. An Altare della Patria Glass Elevator ticket will cost you €32.
You can buy Altar of the Fatherland Tickets online or at the venue. Purchasing tickets online offers you skip-the-line access to the monument. Additionally, it offers elevator access to the monument’s terrace, providing a stunning 360-degree view of Rome’s iconic landmarks.
Booking Altar of the Fatherland tickets online offers several benefits like securing your entry especially during peak seasons when tickets sell out fast. Online ticket purchasing is also easy and hassle-free. It comes with instant confirmation and free cancellation.
Yes, you can purchase Altar of the Fatherland skip-the-line tickets. These allow visitors to bypass the long entry ticket lines and enter the monument with priority access.
Altar of the Fatherland tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the experience starts and get a full refund.
The Altar of the Fatherland remains open on all days from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM. The last admission ticket is issued at 6:45 PM.
A complete tour of the Altar of the Fatherland typically takes about 2-3 hours. If you wish to dine at the in-house rooftop cafe, it’ll take around 3.5-4 hours.
The best time to visit the Altar of the Fatherland is during the morning and at the time of sunset. If you’re visiting in winter, try to catch a glimpse of the sun setting behind Palatine Hill by 4:30 PM.
There’s no dress code to access this attraction. However, it is recommended to wear comfortable footwear as the marble steps can be slippery.
Yes, photography is allowed. So, pack your photography gear and climb the terrace in a 360-degree view glass elevator. The panoramic view of Rome from the terrace offers a picturesque backdrop for stunning photos.
People with disabilities and their escorts can use the elevator to reach the Middle Terrace. The entrance is on the right side of the monument in Via del Teatro Marcello.