The Vittoriano, designed to celebrate and remember Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy, the first King of Italy, is one of the monuments-symbol of Rome and of Italy, an iconic place of great centrality and institutionality, a destination of millions of visitors per year. Built between 1885 and 1911, it represents the majesty of Rome, the capital of Italy, the unity of the country and "the love of homeland", since in November 1923 the heart of Victorian was inhumane in the wound of the unknown soldier. In 1935, following the intervention of Architect Armando Brasini, finally, the same area dedicated to the Central Institute for the Risorgimento and its Museum was inaugurated on May 24 of the same year. A highly symbolic Monument, conceived right away as a place not only for viewing but also for living, with museums and exhibition spaces, where for over twenty years great art exhibitions have been made.
The Ala Brasini of the Monumental Complex, accessed on the side of the Imperial Forum, hosts today, next to the Institute and the Museum of the Risorgimento, exhibition halls dedicated to temporary exhibitions dedicated to great masters of art and themes of historical, sociological and cultural interest. The variety of programming, the quality and the number of events offered contribute to making Victoriano one of the most vibrant exhibitions in the city.