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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 0664
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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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Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone must visit this place. No need to pay to go to the very top, the upper level lets you see the whole of Rome. Great to see from the outside and from the inside.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of those places that is great to just sit outside after you have been walking all day and relax.Romans are fascinating to watch especially the little ones arguing in Italian😂

Thank polkadotpilgrim
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This monument isnt as spectacular as I remember from a previous visit to Rome. While its hard to miss if passing through the area while heading to the Colloseum etc, I personally felt that the monument looks very old and weathered and could probably do...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

this monument is so big and beautiful it is hard to describe how impressive it is. do not miss. it is advised to buy tickets to the upper floor in Piazza Venezia, nearby

Thank Hagay E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

"wedding cake", as it also been referred, has very impressive dimensions - it really big! Nothing though to see inside, but you can pay €6 yo go on top, and have a nice view of the city and roman forum

Thank Marina M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place! Stop by on the way to the coliseum if you can. Be careful if you go into any of the places in the pic you have to pay entry.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The monument is basically a review of Italian history and military. The building itself is free and does provide some great views of the city after you have been brave enough to climb multiple levels of stairs. There is an optional elevator (for a fee)...More

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're willing to climb lots of steps, the views from this monument are amazing. Security staff remind all who enter not to smoke, eat or sit on steps as this is a memorial. The huge size of it allows it to absorb crowds very...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is free and offers fantastic views across the whole city. There’s a glass elevator to go even higher (€10). It’s impressive in its size, there’s a military museum inside but I’ll admit we bypassed this to get to the top and the views. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

GO TO THE TOP OF THIS FOR THE BEST VIEW OF ROME. It is sooo beautiful and you can see everything. You walk up the stairs and view the free viewing deck, or you can buy a ticket for 10 euros (free for kids under...More

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Ozgreynomad
January 21, 2018|
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Response from yosiopine | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, If you stand looking at the monument, the entry is on the right hand side. You can walk up the stairs to the top terrace. You will find the lift on there which will take you to the top. It costs 10 euros bit it is... More
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Daniel P
September 2, 2017|
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Response from sandralove168 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but the elevator is the only option.
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MKFinchie
August 19, 2017|
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Response from DaveC774 | Reviewed this property |
I can confirm there was no cafe when we visited late July.
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