The Altare della Patria, is an Italian national monument located in Rome, in Piazza Venezia, on the northern slope of the Capitoline Hill, the work of the architect Giuseppe Sacconi. It is located in the center of ancient Rome and connected to modern Rome thanks to roads that radiate off from Piazza Venezia. It has a great representative value, being architecturally and artistically centered on the Risorgimento, the complex process of national unity and liberation from foreign domination carried out under the reign of Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy, to whom the monument is dedicated: for this reason the Vittoriano is considered one of the Italian patriotic symbols. The Vittoriano contains the Altar of the Fatherland, first an altar of the goddess Rome and then, from 1921, also the chapel of the Unknown Soldier. Since this element is perceived as the emblematic center of the building, the whole monument is often called the Altare della Patria.