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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

#29 of 1,396 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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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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Quite a monument

This is the enormous great building which dominates Piazza Venezia and was built to commemorate Italian unification, as well as the king it was named after. It's certainly huge... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the enormous great building which dominates Piazza Venezia and was built to commemorate Italian unification, as well as the king it was named after. It's certainly huge and bombastic but it has a definite symbolic importance in Italian history and provides great views for a small fee. In fact, getting to the terrace halfway up is free. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As well as being a museum, there is also a roof top terrace that provides views down to the colosseum and Forum. However there is a charge to use the lift.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

That's really large building know as wedding cake, photo taking in the roundabout which in front of the building is a good choice, night view is better due to the light.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breathtaking to see the huge monument for the first time. Our taxi dropped us here every day at the Venice Square so we saw it several times.

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A great place to see historical ruins od Forum Romanum, Museo Centrale del Riso Cimento. Edward Hopper exhibition till End of January.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful, massive building. The views are amazing! It is a good reference point when navigating Rome. We toured through the building without really seeing anything but we couldn't read the signs as we don't speak Italian!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can walk to the mid-point for no fee or pay 7 EURO to ride the elevator to the top. There are public bathrooms in the facility too. Great view of the city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spotted the outside lift from Palatine Hill and made my way across to this very impressive building in Piazza Venezia, amazingly this was not in the top ten things to see in Rome, should be top of anyone's things to see and do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As I pass this building, something caught my eyes. The beautiful statues standing majestically tall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a huge monument right in the heart of the city - next to the Roman Forum. Beautiful sculptures with very detailed finishing. Lots of things to see here

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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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