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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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It's a beautiful building with spectacular views. Only 7 euro per person to go to the very top. The view is definitely worthwhile!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful building with spectacular views. Only 7 euro per person to go to the very top. The view is definitely worthwhile!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's really amazing to be in Roma, specially at this part of Rome which y see the empire of Italy for thousands years ago. Which is still y feel the powers of kings that Cesar did such beautiful and white building.. With many steps that y must have enough powere to take y up to see by your eyes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This impressive building may not be as old as other buildings in Rome, but cannot be missed by anyone passing Piazza Venezia. It has a free entry, and gives a beautiful view of the Roman Forum, Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It costs 7 euros to take a lift to the top, if you want a 360 degrees panaromic view,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

No need to pay to visit this astonishing building with a very very nice church at the top. If you want, you can pay for a lift to the top for a panoramic view from the very top of tbe building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This structure is breathtaking the effort and style put into this building is amazing. We purposely went past this on our trips out to catch a glimpse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

To get the best views of Rome, you have to take the trip to the top of this monument, its fantastic, and you can see Rome from all sides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. We went up on to the roof via the lift and saw amazing views of the city. Recommend this place. We bought a ticket to go up i think around 7e each. Great to take puctures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I used this as the map around Rome.... I'd walk anywhere and look for the big white building to get to where I wanted... Phenomenal building with great views...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This monument has been called the typewriter(?) and also the Wedding cake! Last year when we visited Rome, we didn't realise that you could go inside, it is lovely,( and there is also a clean free of charge toilet inside!). This time, we went up to the roof in the glass elevator that cost 7 euros each, but the view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful monument and well worth a visit with great views over Rome. Easy to walk there and visit the church next door.

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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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