Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
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Nicknamed the "Wedding Cake" or "typewriter" for its unusual shape, the majestic Vittoriano monument in Piazza Venezia is dedicated to Italy's first king.
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Neighborhood: 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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Morgan
188 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We didn’t see this on any of the main ‘to do’ lists of Rome but think it should be! The building is free to enter, but for €15 per adult (some discounted options too) you can go in to the museum and lift to the top of the building. Out of everywhere we went, this was by far the best view looking out over Rome and seeing all the different sites in the distance.
Written February 24, 2023
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travellingmatt572
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Jul 2022
Just near the ancient forum this is a really spectacular building. You can walk up the steps outside and enjoy the view from the mid level for free. You can buy a ticket to visit the observation deck right on top of the monument which is accessed by a glass elevator - walk up the front steps and follow the route to the back of the building where there is a ticket office just past the lift. There is also a small museum inside (included in the ticket).
Written August 6, 2022
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ClaireAdamMoss
Ilfracombe, UK4,638 contributions
Feb 2023
This was the most unexpected and overwhelming part of our 2 day visit to Rome and although many, many memories were made during the break, this place will hold the strongest.
We were just walking by looking at the magnificent structure and although relatively new, it is still a sight to behold and is wonderful. We hadn't looked into this monument at all and in all honesty before coming across it hadn't even realised it existed.
We noticed people walking up the steps at the front and joined them wishing to take a closer look.
The site is free to enter and there is a museum in there somewhere but when we went to enter a door with a sculpture behind we were rudely told to find the entrance and not to go in. We carried on through and came across a restaurant/bar area and I looked for somewhere to sit whilst my husband went to get some lunch and a cocktail.
The seating is chaotic and there is no real etiquette to finding a table. I managed to find one with amazing views over Rome. Unfortunately my husband was shouted at for trying to bring my lunch to me as there were birds outside. Coming from a seaside town, we are used to seagulls and felt a bit annoyed that we were forced to go inside to a hot greenhouse style room instead of enjoying our lunch in the fresh air with a view. We didn't let it bother us too much and carried on our exploration.
Heading around the back of the building, expecting to find the entrance to the elusive museum we came across a lift. Not having an idea at all that you could go even further up this building and enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views, we were so happy.
It was relatively quiet and although the boards are pretty worn you can make out all of the iconic landmarks within the city and we spent far longer up there than we should have but kept seeing more and more and realised this really would have been a great starting point for our visit to Rome. It really gives you such a good idea of locations and directions of things to visit.
We left feeling such a high and were so happy we came across this wonderful place. We never did find the entrance to the museum but don't think we missed out too much.
Written February 22, 2023
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AmyLJ
South Wales, UK283 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
In our opinion this is by far the most stunningly beautiful,
impressive building in Rome. It is free to enter and see the galleries inside and views from the numerous terraces.

It does cost an extra €12 to use the panoramic glass lift to get to the rooftop terrace but this is worth every penny for the amazing 360° degree view of the whole city. An absolute must-see! Do book the lift tickets online in advance as there was quite a long queue when we were there.
Written May 20, 2022
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andy s
Cleethorpes, UK93 contributions
Jun 2022
Walked here after visiting The Colosseum and so pleased we did. the views from the upper areas are amazing. There is a (very welcome) bar and restaurant on the upper level and the option to get a lift to the very top for ten Euros each. It is worth the money to see the views from the top. Bar and restaurant are reasonable prices, for Rome, with food and drink which is very nice. Well worth a visit for a couple of hours and a lovely lunch.
Written August 7, 2022
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Pat
233 contributions
Jul 2022
One of the most stunning Roman architectures that is free to visit! The massive size can only truly be experienced by visiting in person. You could pay 12 euros to get to the top. The monument is located in the city centre, close to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. So don't miss it. Using metro, get off at Colosseum stop, then walk down Via dei Fori Imperiali, or by bus from Termini station on line 40. Bus 44, 84, 780 and 810 will also take you to the monument. The area around Via del Corso is full of bars, pubs restaurants and shops providing plenty of entertainment for everyone. Enjoy your visit!
Written August 21, 2022
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lady_britts
Bexley, UK1,260 contributions
Dec 2019
It's funny, as everywhere we went to in Rome, all roads seemed to lead us back to this incredible monument. And wow, what an incredible monument it is. It's huge, made of marble and stands proud on the hill of the Capitoline Hill connecting the ancient part of Rome (colosseum & roman forum) to the modern Rome. We decided to stop by one rainy night & thankfully it was quiet, so it almost felt like we had the place to ourselves. Columns, staircases, statues & fountains for as far as the eye can see, we just wandered around enjoying the views of beautiful Rome. We chose to not take the lift up to the Panoramic terrace as it was late, rainy and actually I thought that the €12 per person admission was just too much for a view! But the grandeur of this spectacular monument is worth the visit and the views are spectacular. Plus there are often exhibitions in the basement, so it's worth popping down and having a look!
Written March 11, 2020
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elizs77
Winston Salem, NC163 contributions
Jun 2022
We came with really no expectations! The architecture certainly does not fit in with just about anything else in Rome.

Our visit started off with a laugh when the people in front of us asked the guard at the entry gate if this was the Colosseum. He was definitely taken aback!

The walk up, while up stairs, isn't bad. You go at your own pace. It is one way, so don't try to reverse course. The views along the way are lovely.

We paid the extra fee to take the elevator to the very top of the building. Tickets are available right near the elevator, and be warned - the line is in full sun. There was no sign at the time about cost, and I'd seen a few different things online about ticket prices. In the end, We were charged for two adults and a college student - I had brought my oldest's college ID (required to show), and my other two children (10 and 15) were young enough to get free tickets. They just had to appear at the booth, so don't let your family stray too far! The time and cost were well worth it to see the Roman ruins behind the monument from above.

There's also a decent cafe serving drinks and other light goodies.

We did not see any of the inside museum. In fact, I'm not totally sure it was even open the day we were there. It seemed to be roped off and closed, but I may have missed something along the way. It was just as well as we were off elsewhere.
Written June 25, 2022
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada875 contributions
Dec 2022
This is pretty massive in scale. The monument is a contrast to the surrounding attractions of Rome but this is proving to be holding its own. This monument hosts amazing views of the Roman Forum and the rest of the city. Also great during sunrise and sunset. It's free to enter but staff are pretty strict about not sitting or stepping on railings.
Written January 15, 2023
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Henry Elliss
Reading, UK138 contributions
Apr 2022
Given that it's free to enter and FULL of tourists, you might be forgiven for thinking it's an outdoor-only thing. Far from it - if you walk to the top and circle round the back (via the restaurant and the panoramic lift queue) you get to go inside and walk through the monument. We only realised this by mistake as you could easily have just walked down the steps and out again. It's worth visiting the insides though.
Written April 19, 2022
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