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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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Grand monument on Capitoline Hill

This is a beautiful monument in Rome - grand and majestic, with a huge round-about intersection in front of it. Romans call it "the wedding cake" and aren't particularly fond it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful monument in Rome - grand and majestic, with a huge round-about intersection in front of it. Romans call it "the wedding cake" and aren't particularly fond it (too contemporary for old Rome) but it really is spectacular. The tomb of the unknown soldier is there, guarded 24-7, and is very touching to visit. And if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The monument is free to visit however you do have to pay to visit part of the museum inside and to take the lift to the very top. We walked around the free exhibit and took in the views from the terrace. There was a little cafe/bar on one side of the terrace that was very reasonably priced (cheapest Aperol... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Free visit of this monument. Only for the museum inside you have to pay a fee. Going outside on the terrace you have a nive view of the Roman Forum. You can take an elevator (fee apply) to all the way up to have a nice view of Rome.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Rome is full of beautiful monuments and this is just another one. Read up on Italian history to appreciate who this important man was.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful architecture. Stands out in the city. You get a beautiful view of the city when you walk up the stairs.

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent tribute to a desperate society seeking to establish some semblance of stability in a very volatile period of this country's history. The statuary is worthy of Renaissance masters, and the grandeur of the palace is moving. One can't help think, however, that the proximity of the Forum just south makes this attraction appears as simple kitsch.

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Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stop and admire this beautiful, extravagant building. There is an exterior elevator to the top. We did not get to do the elevator. Next trip we will :)

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised to experience a much grander and special attraction than we had originally thought in visiting this monument. It is striking and stands out in the city near the old Roman ruins. It is a testament to genuine transformation of nation-making in Europe's' history.

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Linglestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous views from here, but be ready to walk up many steps. I also used this as a landmark while site seeing !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We walked here from our apartment from via della Liberta up by the Vatican (about 30 minute leisurely walk). We took the grand steps up to the elevator that rises to the top of Vittoriano, and we're SO glad we paid the fee to go up. The views are spectacular! We spent nearly an hour reading the diaramas and peering... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:45 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:45 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:45 pm

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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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