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Revitalizing the Vittoriano

An impressive lighting system for Rome's Vittoriano has been inaugurated by Luce per l'Arte, the department within Italy's national electricity board (ENEL) that handles permanent and temporary illumination of monuments. The massive building, based on classic Greek and Latin styles, honors Victor Emmanuel II of Savoia, the first king of united Italy. Based on a design by architect Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885, but not finished until 1935, the monument now houses the nation's Tomb of the Unknown

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