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Victor Emmanuel II Monument

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Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 066780664
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Located in the center of Piazza Venezia, this grandiose monument, also...

Located in the center of Piazza Venezia, this grandiose monument, also known as the Altar of Patriotism, was erected between 1885 and 1911 to glorify the first king of Italy.

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Majestic monument

When going to Piazza Venezia you will see this amazing structure calling you to approach and enjoy such a beautiful sight. It's ok to take as many photos as you like, but do not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is possibly one of the ugliest buildings in Rome, but if you peep round the corner on the right there is an absolute jewel to be found, the Roman Insula,the only surviving tenement in the city from the 2nd century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When going to Piazza Venezia you will see this amazing structure calling you to approach and enjoy such a beautiful sight. It's ok to take as many photos as you like, but do not seat on the steps. It is forbidden and you will have some authorities shouting at you if you do. It's one of the main attractions in... More 

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Thank Joao J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place along with the colesseum was at the top of our to see list and we were not disappointed. Its such an amazing place and is by far my favourite in Rome. I would highly recommend paying this place a visit, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right in the city centre. Watch out for the changing of the guards - every hour. Beautiful city views

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the first buildings I saw 'when in Rome' and I had no idea what it was. Did some research when I got back to the hostel. What it did have was a brilliant view from the top floor (for free). You could also pay £(euro) 7 (or 3,50 for infants) to go right up to the... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This enormous building stands behind the Roman Forum. Just wonderful construction. The statues on the top of the building are also marvelous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't plan to visit this and even no clue what this is at first, passed this building after the visit to Roman Forum and found this white huge building very stunning. The security is serious there, you cannot sit on the steps, or take photos with pose like a cross or victory. I didn't enter to visit the monument,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building and history of this site is fantastic. It is free to visit and take in all the history, at the top is some of the best views of Rome and a terrace. We went a couple of times to enjoy the views and the wine and snacks were very reasonably priced, grabbing one of the taller tables means... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw the Monument oen day and had to go see it up close. It is really orante and is well maintained. The guards even yell at those who sit on the steps since it is a place of reverence. Go inside the monument and ride the elevator to the top for one of the best views of the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful monument built by cutting the Capitol Hill by Mussolini. Is a huge structure. Must visit the terrace - gives a beautiful view of the city of Rome and Vatican. While coming back, take the back steps, there is a church with huge chandeliers. The best part is the bird show - sit on the steps outside the church just... More 

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighborhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighborhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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