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Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in the center of Piazza Venezia, this grandiose monument...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 6:45 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It's definitely over the top like a wedding cake. We used this as the first stop on a walking tour around the Campidoglio, Roman Forum, and eventually the Colosseum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I am not sure if I found the Monument to be pretentious or spectacular. It was beautiful at first but then the size of the monument overtook me and and reminded me of a wedding cake? Still worth the viewing though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you look at this building, it looks like an amazing giant wedding or birthday cake - probably those white pinepple cakes they have in India. It is one of the modern buildings of Rome which mingles with the older Roman architecture. If you walk towards it from the direction of Trevi Fountain, you can click some amazing pictures as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

In the middle of the Venetian square, it's huge and impressive. The whole view of the palace and the statue is stunning and the sheer size of it all is unbelievable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

You don't really grasp how large the Vittorio Emmanuel II monument is until you're right on top of it, but once there, you quickly realize that it towers over you. It's beauty is obvious with every detail, and it's size is a tribute to the size of Vittorio Emmanuel's impact in Italy. Absolutely spectacular. That said, in some regards it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful clean area of Capitoline Hill. lots of bars and cafes really nearby to get a real feels for the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The view is amazing. Looking at the Colosseum is possible as it was built intentionally adjacent to the Colosseum. Great place to take pictures in the afternoon. Don't visit in the morning as the sun would prevent you to take good pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Climb to the top (or take the elevator) of this massive, impressive monument for one of the best panoramic views in all of the Eternal City. While there stop in the small church adjacent and marvel at the sculpture and architecture and view the baby Jesus. Enjoy an espresso and take in the magnificence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can't miss the monument if you are anywhere near the Capitoline Hill area as it dominates the whole landscape. The Monument is both ugly and beautiful at the same time. It doesn't seem to fit the architecture displayed on the Capitoline Hill the Roman Forum and Colosseum. However the building is so massive and grand that you can't help... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Vittorio Emmanuel II monument was put in place to honor Vittorio Emmanuel who was once the king of Italy. It's another feature in an area that is rich with history, architecture and artifacts.

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