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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #41 of 755 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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Lyngby, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a huge monument and apart from the impressive size, you can even walk the stairs top get a great view of the city of Rome. The monument is also worth visiting by night as the lights makes it a spectacular sight.

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Essex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit here. Went to the top and great views all over Rome. It was great to see the Pantheon from above.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Its an in your face wedding cake but despite that, it works well. It has the national monument for Italy on it to the unknown warrior and is carefully guarded. Well worth the walk up and the views are great.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Just beautiful! Free to walk around this place and even if you didn't want to go to the roof top the level before it had just as nice views. Lots of stairs though. White marble everywhere with gorgeous statues and guards. 7 Euros for adults to ride the glass elevator to the top. Even if your afraid of heights you... More

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

As fascinating as the Colosseum, Pantheon and the Vatican are, I have to say that this was my favourite of all of the sites to see in Roma. The statues and how far up they are placed and the sheer size of the monument and surrounding building is just out of this world. I keep saying "how'd they do that?".... More

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Derby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The monument is huge and some say it doesn't blend in with the architecture of Rome. I tend to agree, but nevertheless, the monument is very impressive and well worth a visit. Reminds me of a huge wedding cake for some reason!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Taking the lift to the top of the monument gives a great view of this amazing city. And even better for those who don't like the impact of this monument on the Roman skyline is that you can't see it! Well well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The monument is big and doesn't exactly fit the architecture and style of Rome, but we went for the view from the top and weren't disappointed. We took the glass elevator and had wonderful sweeping views of the city. There's a cafe too, but we didn't eat there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This building is only a couple hundred years old. But I think it is beautiful, and the view from the top is great. Go around back to avoid a lot more stairs. Take the elevator to the top for the best views of Rome. There is a cafe at the top if you want a great. Food is nothing special.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

While everything in Rome is impressive, this monument to Victor Emmanuel and the tomb of the unknown soldier, literally stands out. Built on a hill, it is the backdrop and focal point of the city. We braved all the steps to the viewing platform for a beautiful panorama. You can't get lost in the city as long as you can... More

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