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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #46 of 682 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

You can ride up the glass elevator to the top tier for 7 Euros, or you can enjoy the views from the 2nd tier to the top for free. There is a nearby cafe where you can sit and enjoy the views. The free views are just as amazing. Great place to see the sunset. You can see the colosseum... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I am so glad we visited this place. You absolutely cannot miss it. It's so huge and dominates the skyline from almost anywhere. What I didn't know, however, is that you can get a glass 'panorama lift' from the side of the building to the top. The views are simply the best. We also went up the dome in St... More

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

It is the largest monument in Rome and one of the newest, having been completed in 1925 to celebrate the first king of a united Italy. From the start, it was controversial for many reasons; it was built not in a Roman style but a mixture of and Teutonic; unlike almost every other building, it is made of starling white... More

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Hull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We walked past the monument (altar of the Fatherland) and is was huge and beautiful. Sadly we did not get a chance to go in side, but from the outside it looked big!!! with the chariots on the top of the building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

You can experience view of heaven from top. Don't miss the glass elevator. It's a huge place and each corner will capture you with outstanding view. Beautiful place and one of my favourite place were I would like to visit again n again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We didn't go into the museum. Instead we headed up to the top. There is glass elevator. You have to climb up the stairs in the building and the you head outside to the elevator. You pay 7 Euro per person. I think kids were half price. It takes you up to a terrace on the top of the building.... More

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Lorraine, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

You can't miss this place...it's huge!!! This amazing, overwhelming and mindboggling 100 years old monument was built on behalf of the unknown soldier. It is also the museum of the Italian military history. It was built as a tribute to Italy's first king Vittorio Emmanuel. Take the elevator and check the view from the top, this is the best vantage... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Call it huge, call it bright white call it over the top but the Vittorio Emmanuel (the wedding cake building) is one of my favorite places to revisit when in Rome. Right in the forum area close to the coliseum it cannot be missed- it can be seen from quite some distance away. Make sure you climb to the top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Yes yes yes!! This is like: whaaaaaat? It's so magnificent, incredible... Like all in one word which cannot be described... It's humongous... it's marvelous... it's colossal! It's i don't know how to explain... it's free and it's near the Colosseum... ppl tend to confuse this monument with piazza Venezía, which a street with a small square in front of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

At first glance, you might simply walk by and say that is a beautiful building. I did that the first two times I was in Rome. I later found out by reading a tour book that you can pay a fee to go to the top of the building. In my opinion, it is very much worth it. The view... More

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