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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

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Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Description: 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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We visited it twice, once at night while taking a walk and once while on the Hop on hop off bus. It was beautiful both times. Very impressive and huge. Must see when passing by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We visited it twice, once at night while taking a walk and once while on the Hop on hop off bus. It was beautiful both times. Very impressive and huge. Must see when passing by and walking around Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This is a big brute of a building. And quite out of place. But go there for the 7€ glass elevator to the roof, where you get the panoramic view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

An impressive monument in the centre of Rome and was out base for starting our daily explorations. Not very popular with the locals but worth a visit all the same. Some general tips for visiting Rome: 1 - Get a map. The city is easy to navigate with one. 2 - Remember your sun lotion. 3 - Be prepared for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Despite being a historical monument, it dos not fit very well in the amazingly beautiful area that surrounds it. Another placing would have probably made it more appealing, but as it is disturbs both the ancient and romantic atmosphere in the heart of Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument is awesome ! From the beautiful "soft steps" designed by Michelangelo (to allow horses to climb during parades and celebrations) to the elaborate steps out front; to the gigantic statues all over this enormous monument (aka "The Wedding Cake"); to the 7 euro glass elevator ride to the very top and to the incredible views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Oh boy whoever came up with the idea of this megalith must have had some pretty big ambitions to be remembered himself ! The sheer size is impressive but the artistry and the scale of the Statues is awesome .Take time to wander and pause a while .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is immense and towers over the area. The size is quite outstanding as a monument. Free admission to the museum and the terraces except the top one which cost 7 euros per person and there was another queue. Caffeteria on the top was good value but no space so didn't eat there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a great monument, we went up had a great view of the city. You can cover in it in less time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a monumental construction at the end of the Roman Forum. It is very classical and beautifully done inside and out. The word on the street ( and in guidebooks) is that the Romans don't like it. I found it stunning and a great place to look out over the city. There is an elevator around at the back... More 

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Chandlers Ford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We never quite found the time to fully appreciate this monument but from the outside it is very impressive and had we had the time I would have loved to have gone to the top for the view.

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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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