Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Below the Altare della Patria you can find the monument which holds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame and guards of honor.

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The body of the unknown soldier was chosen on 26 October 1921 from among 11 unknown remains by Maria Bergamas, a woman from Gradisca d’Isonzo whose only child was killed during World War I. Her son’s body was never recovered. The selected unknown was transferred from Aquileia, where the ceremony with Bergamas had taken place, to Rome and buried in a state funeral on 4 November 1921.

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