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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #42 of 754 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 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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