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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #40 of 720 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Museums, Monuments/ Statues
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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Nicosia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It is really very imposing, still not my favorite. It is almost sure that you will pass by Piazza Venezia so you will not miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The monument is an impressive sight, and does dominate the Roman skyline - it became a bit of a running joke that it could be seen in almost all of our pictures from the various high points in the city. Inside there is a small exhibition about Italy's role in world conflicts. Both being history students, we found it interesting... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

During the city tour of Rome visited this landmark memorial of the first king of unified Italy.Simplh amazing and serene place and a.must visit to know about the Roman history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

You have just got to go here, also known as the tomb of the unknown soldier. It's a must pay your respect to fallen men and women of conflicts. A permanent flame is guarded by armed soldiers. There's a lot of steps to climb but it's go to be done inside there's a free to enter museum. When you leave... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Situated in Piazza Venezia at the foot of Capitoline Hill.A majestic,huge marble monument built in the honour of Vittorio Emmanuele II, the first king of Italy.The monument houses the tomb of the WW I unknown soldier.Also there you can find a museum of italian reunification.Beautiful architecture,beautiful statues. You can take an elevator to reach the roof for some wonderful views... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

This is a big area and you can just walk by and enjoy the views. A lot of your groups and others coming through here. Easy to sit and just watch people when you want to rest some.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We paid the lift to the roof, and the view is beautiful, you can see all Florence, we took some great pictures from above. Is not expensive, so is worth the pay

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is my second visit and whilst you cannot visit the same parts of the building as you could a few years ago it did not disapoint. It is so grand from the outside, the kind of place you can take lots of photos of. The tomb of the unknown soldier is at the front, guarded by 2 soldiers which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You can't miss this place, you catch glimpses of it from afar, but when you get to it it's massive and completely dominates the square. There's no fee to go into the main military museum exhibit, but there may be charges elsewhere. We paid to take the lift to the roof and the views from there were just stunning -... More

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Split, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love Piazza Venezia square! The coffee shops are awesome, ice cream as well, but always so crowded and noisy...

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