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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

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Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 066780664
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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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Worth taking lift to top for views are absolutely spectacular.... Love this monument definitely recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II is the gigantic building of white marble, known as the wedding cake or typewriter. This monument dominates that part of the city and certainly cannot be missed. It also houses the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth taking lift to top for views are absolutely spectacular.... Love this monument definitely recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Close to Forumi Imperiali. Great work of modern art itself showing Italian tradition of Grand buildings. You can take a glass panoramic elevator up to the roof having awesome view 360 all over Rome and especially Colosseum and Imperial Forums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unmistakeable and unmissable. Apparently most locals hate it but this huge white marble structure is an impressive sight. Climb the stairs at the front for free then pay €7 to take the lift to the top for amzing views over the full city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lights up at night and is a good spot to hang around and people watch in the evening as the sun sets. You can walk along from the front of this building towards the Forum and Colosseum you'll find some nice picture opportunities. There are street artists selling beautiful spray painted images, people playing music, generally a nice vibe for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was beautiful to visit. It is huge and if you walk all the way to the top, you can take amazing pictures as there are sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sitting near the centre of Rome, the Monument is quite something to behold. You can also pick it out across the skyline from many other vantage points (e.g. Palantine Hill, Villa Borghese, etc.). It is a stunning monument, gleaming white in the Roman sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is near the Roman Forum and worth a trip. It looks spectacular from a distance and the site is free and there are fantastic views of Rome once you have climbed the stairs. To see the museum or to use the lift to get to the very top costs money.

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Beautiful monument that's open free to the public. Be sure to go inside and see the exhibition that they currently have running - very well set out! Views of surrounding Rome are incredible from the top!

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Take a trip to the top for a great view of the surrounding area . It's impressive from the bottom too

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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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