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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #48 of 687 Attractions in Rome
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: Located in the center of Piazza Venezia, this grandiose monument...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 6:45 pm
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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Tahoe City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent a week in Rome in late October and stayed in a hotel a 15-minute walk from here. This is a great place to visit. It sits astride several streets that carry both locals and tourists to some of the most important sights in the city. To gain perspective I recommend riding the elevator to the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

You can't miss it, it is white and huge. Up the stairs, you get a good view but take the elevator (7 euros) and you get one of the best views of the city. Don't forget an extra-battery for your camera.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This monument is so gigantic, so tall and so white, it’s not easy to miss. This monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. The bronze statue in the middle is Victor Emmanuel II, surrounded with numerous statues and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Inside the monument is a Museum of History of... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You don't need do go there because you can see it from almost anywhere in the town. I think it's ugly, I used to call it (to use a Brazilian term) "wedding cake", but recent;y I learned the Roman call it "typewriter mcahine". It's a kind of monumentalism that I dislike, but of course it's a matter of personal sensibility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Impressive building which glorifies Italian republic...excelent viewpoint in the middle of Rome. Must be seen...when in Rome...

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They joke that you can see this monument from almost anywhere in Rome, and it's sort of true. It's very grand, very majestic - and the balcony is a great way to see the whole city! We were repeatedly told that the museum inside is a bit dull, but you should research it and decide for yourself. One thing I... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

walk up the steps to the terrace for great views and a cafe good for light meals. You can pay and take the elevator to the roof if you want.

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San Leandro, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This very large ornately decorated building can be seen from many places in Rome. The bronze statues and carved murals were very impressive. Definitely a wow moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great location beautiful in eveyevery direction The Roman people did it right. Very photo friendly and many shops in area. Be careful of thieves in area. Enjoy

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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