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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #44 of 760 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The monument is large, white, marble. It actually a bit garish but there is a nice (free) overlook towards the Colosseum and Forums. The view from the observation deck is really spectacular, sweeping but it is a bit pricey at 7 euros. You are actually standing a bit low on the deck. I wish I had come at night. Some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Saw this again and again while driving around and it gave me goosebumps every-time. So Huge and so beautiful. Our favorite building in Rome.;

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to visit a site dedicated to the modern history of unified Italy. There is a lot to see and the views of Rome from the top (lift EUR7, otherwise on admission fee) are not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

What an amazing beautiful building this is it is enormous can be seen from most parts of the city we took a lot of photos too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We ended up visiting the monument twice. The first time was at night as the lights lit it up for the evening. It's extremely grand! Don't miss it. We also went back a day or two later to take the elevator ride to the top (it's about 7 euros). This is probably the best view of Rome (I missed out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

One of Romes well kept secrets There is a little café right at the top of this monument that has the most spectacular views Lots of stairs to climb but there is a lift you can use for a small charge Lots to see inside the monument

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Start your day walking thru the archway at Piazza del Popolo, and stroll down the Via del Corso, stop at the Pantheon & Trevi fountain, then head toward this monument & Piazza Venezia at the end of the road. Go up the steps off to the right side terrace, where you can follow the crowd to elevator at rear of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This monument looks very grand and worth a quick visit to take picture while you are in the city. It's near Colosseum so plan your visit carefully. You can go shopping near Fountain Trevi afterward

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Beside of the Roman Forum and other masterpieces of Rome, the Vittorio Emmanuel monument is new. The architecture is a kind of different of the rest of the Rome. But the visit worth the time. Inside the Monument you can see a lot of the Italian recent history.

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Lyngby, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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