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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

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Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 678 0664
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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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Impressive monument that you wouldn't be expecting!

While our route around Rome's historical path we came across this monument and i can tell you it is indeed monumental, it is beautiful and impressive! Please visit it, you won't... read more

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While our route around Rome's historical path we came across this monument and i can tell you it is indeed monumental, it is beautiful and impressive! Please visit it, you won't regret it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this monument is one of the most impressive things to see in Rome. it is sculpted in giant chunks of marble and you have no idea how they managed to build it so huge. you can see it from all the most important sights in Rome. for me this is the number 3 attraction in Rome, after piazza San Pietro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing building though relatively modern it has been built in a way you would imagine tha romans of the time when they were the most powerful ruler built! Walking around the outside looking out at the veiws of the city. My wife took the lift to the top for €7 and enjoyed that. This can be enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Proud, Magnificent, adorned by the National Flags, protected 365 days a year by Servicemen and an eternal flame. This monument has Rome and Italy heritage from its first marble steps to the cleverly constructed rear elevator which although added later does no detract from this victorious monument.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Altare della Patria is an aazing monument. It is free :) from here you can see the road to the Colosseum and all the other historical places. It is near the Column of Traian.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you visit Rome, you will in no way miss this attraction. It is located on a very busy street among the most sought after attractions. It is high up on a "perch" in front of a magnificent building with lots of iconic columns. And don't worry! if you don't know what this statue it..... or what the other 10... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I lived in Rome many years ago and was always mesmerized by this massive monument. In the past it was not available to walk upon until recent years. Therefore very excited to walk up and get to the very top. Lots of steps to take up along with a variety of views. Its amazing the amount of marble used to... More 

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Really beautiful part of Rome. Really close to all the other local attractions. Very picturesque!! Would recommend a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you think it is big when you drive around it. Walk around it! It's seems even bigger in life. Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II aka The Wedding Cake is topped with a Quadrigo, 4 horses. Not sure of the signficance of this, but we have seem Quadrigo's on other important city works (i.e. Berlin Gate, St. Petersburg).

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The monument can only be visited until 5:30 pm. You can walk the steps and enjoy the view from there. There is also a Risorgimento museum which you can visit - i think the ticket costs about 7€. Once you get to the top you can walk around to the back of the building, where there is an elevator leading... 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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