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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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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
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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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Stunningly over the top

An amazing piece of architecture which is wonderfully and ludicrously over the top as a monument. Well worth visiting inside too for some of the history, views higher up and the... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

An amazing piece of architecture which is wonderfully and ludicrously over the top as a monument. Well worth visiting inside too for some of the history, views higher up and the cafe if you fancy a stop. Does get very busy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

People say that this huge white building is the Heart of Rome. It's certainly in a central location, looking out on busy Piazza Venezia, as Via Corso and other major streets converge at it. I didn't really enjoy the area around the monument---not simply because of the volume of traffic, but moreso because there was a lot of noisy, dusty... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This thing is huge and absolutely breath-taking.The grandness of it all is so Roman. You need to go up the stairs as far as you can before they make you pay for the museum and enjoy the view of Rome. We managed to get pretty high up and you will not regret it. Around the building is bustling with activity.... More 

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Constructed in the Mussolini era around 1925 the enormous building was used to show off his might and power and on many occasions Mussolini made speeches here. This was built on top of many Roman ruins. Now this monument is absolutely massive and has many steps to the highest you are allowed to go. Huge bronze statues on the high... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An unnecessary lump of marble. If you read the history, you wonder why the people did not pull it down. Don't try to sit on the steps. The police will whistle you, repeatedly

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty from the outside, but not much going on inside as you'd expect. We were also told that the locals call it the "monument to nothing." Makes a good landmark when you're wandering around town, though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many steps up to this impressive building. Free entrance, unless you pay euros7, for the external lift to the top. There are rooms of military artefacts that you pay to enter if you wish. Cool inside, very welcome.

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This place was hugggge!!! Took some fabulous pictures. We spotted it in our taxi en-route to hotel & had to walk back later the next day just to soak it all up. 5 minutes from the Colosseum.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This monument cannot be missed as you approach it. Once you have climbed the steps, you can cool down inside or look at the beautiful views of Rome from all sides. You can see the Vatican buildings as well as the nearby Colosseum. If you pay a little extra (€7 for adults, €3.50 for over 10s) you can go in... More 

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Grand monument where you can climb all the way up. Beautifull view over the city. No entry fees, just enjoying the sight.

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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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