Angel by Raffaello da Montelupo (1504–1566), Rome, Italy — December 4, 2006
The legendary statue is found in the walkway into the Castel Sant’Angelo
Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome, Italy — December 3, 2006
The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) or “Il Vittoriano” is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. The monument was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1895. It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed in 1925.