This was an interesting card to receive. It was sent by joaninha and martinha, on their trip to Rome in June. In September I was also here, taking beautiful pictures of this same monument.
Rome is filled with breathtaking views and landmarks. I loved this city - it is full of life and history. Seeing the Coliseum or the Fountain of Trevi for the first time is something I woun't forget soon. It was an amazing trip.
The card shows the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of unified Italy. It is located between Piazza Venezia and Capitoline Hill. It's made of pure white marble and was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi. It's a controverse building: it stands out from the generally brownish buildings surrounding it and it's often regarded as pompous and too large. The romans nicknamed it the "typewriter" and (my favourite!) "the wedding cake". I still tought it was quite beautiful.