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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

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Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 39066780664
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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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Very nice monument

The place was well kept, organized, and crowded. The place was free, except the elevator to the top, which costs money. We didn't take the elevator but hung around the rooftop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The place was well kept, organized, and crowded. The place was free, except the elevator to the top, which costs money. We didn't take the elevator but hung around the rooftop area. We enjoyed the view and tthe monument itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

the colossal monument from 1911 is interesting to visit for two reasons : 1) the view from the top and 2) the Museum of Italian Emigration (free of charge) with explanations in bothe Italian and English

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A great monument for the founde of a GREAT country! Don't miss to go upstairs, you will have an amazing view of Rome!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As you turn the corner and approach Piazza Venezia, you are overwhelmed with not only the monument but the surrounding building. It is truly breathtaking, as every part of Rome is. As Americans, we are youngsters, compared to the History of Italy and Greece.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Also known as the wedding cake due to the resemblance of a wedding cake. This is an amazing monument and worthy of a picture stop. I have not been inside but the outside was truly breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Because there about to be blown off! The size of this building always makes me smile. If you get a chance go inside, great vantage point to see the rest of Roma. They charge you to use the lift to go to the very top but you can get to the second level with out paying. Must see when visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This monument has to be seen for its sheer size and historical importance. Looks amazing from any viewpoint, and has a lot of history to learn about inside too. Best of all though is the experience of taking the lift at the back to the top of the monument for the outstanding views of the city. The lift is 7... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A controversial building in downtown Rome... mocked by locals, admired by tourists. Architecturally, it is out of place in Ancient Rome. I arrived as soon as it opened and got in without a need to line up. From memory, inside photography was restricted. Make your way to the top, for excellent panoramic views of Rome (for free). There is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were in room with our 2 teens and stopped at the Vittorio Emmanuel Monument mainly for the views. We admired the building itself from the exterior - it is huge! There are a number of steps up the exterior, with the Italian tomb of the Unknown Soldier and its guards there. Inside there is a museum and a cafe,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

At first I was in awe of this huge structure and because my hotel was right around the corner, I would stroll by every day. To be honest after a while I realized that this massive building just does not fit in to classic, ancient Rome. It is honestly a bit of an eyesore. I heard from a trusted source... More 

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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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