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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #42 of 735 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Architectural Buildings, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This tremendous monument is truly lovely. Remember that it's a monument. The guards take the sanctity of a monument VERY seriously. They will blow their whistle at you if you sit on the stairs or and part of the property. Warning: It's quite a lot of stairs to climb. Once at the top, their are more stairs inside. Not the... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We found this building very impressive, the views from the top of the building were amazing, especially seeing Ancient Rome. Also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or wedding cake.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

nothing really to see but a very poor from artistic point of view monument which dominates with itw grandeur the area of piazza Venezia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The monument honours their king, but most importantly those that died in WW I. It overlooks the most amazing ruins to the back and is an impressing monument of itself. Even if you see it from the bus, it really draws your attention...

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The sheer size of the monument is overwhelming. It's actually amusing to look up at it from the square it dominates- it's such a statement building, clearly just made to show off. Although you can easily see it from very far away because of its size, it's very worthwhile going to see up close. Going inside the black fence and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This name Amongst other names that aren't nice...the monument pays homage to VE, built by him but at great cost, to the area that used to be there (part of the old forum etc historical area, and housing as well as the plaza on the back side (which Michaelangelo played a role in design). Totally done in white, it's ostentatious... More

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Highfields, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is a huge white building with impressive bronze statues on either side. It is a young building compared to other buildings in Rome. It is the home of the unknown solider. You can pay euro 5 or 7 to go to the top over 360 degree views of Rome. It is located near Roman Forum or near Piazza Venezia.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The monument itself is very beautiful, but the view from the top of the roof is the best one you can get in Rome. Placed just in the heart of Rome, it will give you a bird eye view of some intersting places: Colloseum, roman forum and via Corso.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A beautiful monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome, Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. All this in the heart of Rome City. Simply gorgeous and built with architectural grandeur a must see for all tourists visiting Italy.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Sorry for any viewers that love this building, but truth to tell it so 'blink'. I'm afraid comparing this to the rest of churches, ruins, etc of the city it comes out a very poor.

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