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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

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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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Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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To call this impressive is a bit of an understatement. One of the most imposing statues I've seen and set against the backdrop of a massive monument to the king, and the people. It is simply huge, and well worth spending some time to take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MalcH
Reviewed 6 days ago

This monument to the King is so over the top it is almost chuckleworthy! It is quite possibly the most 'overstated' piece of architecture I have ever seen, but being a short stroll to the real gems gems of the Forum and Colosseum, it is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 287kelvinm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Save this monument for a clear day because, for me, it is all about the view. The architecture of the building is a subject of much debate as some people love it and some people hate it. And, while there a few historical artifacts inside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped and climbed up this monument to the first King of united Italy on the way to the Colosseum. Being Christmas there was a beautiful Christmas tree in the Piazza Venezia across the street (pictures attached looking down on the piazza and back toward the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this monument is stunning and I know a lot of people dont agree. It is easy to access and this was the first time i have climbed to the top for some spectacular views. there were no costs involved to go to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AngelinaK214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really beautiful monument! We enjoyed taking the elevator to the top for spectacular views and photo taking! We went at sunset so we were able to see day and night views. You can see the Forum from one side and the old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lee4shalom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This impressive monument honors Italy's first king, Vittorio Emanuele II - he unified all the city-states to form the country of Italy in 1861. This monument was built in early 1900's. Lots of steps!! But we walked up and inside, and continue up a couple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MargieD300
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the central stop in Rome, on one side of Piazza Venezia and a short walk from the Colosseum. It is a beautiful place in the afternoon sun. You will see many people from all over the world here taking photos, but you won’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 0hThePlacesYouWillGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from the top are especially interesting after you have toured around Rome, e.g. the Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Vatican City, etc. (The views from Palatine Hill are also very good, as are the views from the top of Castel Sant'Angelo near Vatican City.)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShortStack12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can’t miss this monument, it’s in the city centre and close to a wide range of other first class sights on and around the Campidoglio hill. The monument itself is crammed with history, entrance is free and from the top of the satirs the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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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
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March 23, 2018|
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Response from 51jellev | Reviewed this property |
Not for the entrance to the building itself. If you want to go to the roof (recommended) there is a fee that you need to pay. If you go there on the first sunday of the month you can take the elevator up for free. Enjoy!
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January 21, 2018|
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Response from yosiopine | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, If you stand looking at the monument, the entry is on the right hand side. You can walk up the stairs to the top terrace. You will find the lift on there which will take you to the top. It costs 10 euros bit it is... More
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Response from sandralove168 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but the elevator is the only option.