Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia
4.5
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Close to many tourist attractions such as the Roman Forum and Capitol Hill, this large sunny square is the true hub of Rome, which features the impressive monument of King Vittorio Emmanuele II.
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The area
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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  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, United Kingdom9,691 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy Square
    This square is always busy apart from early in the morning. The Vittorio Emmanuel Building is located at the back of the square. Everyone who visits Rome will either walk or ride past the Piazza Venezia.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Jyothi H
    Columbia, South Carolina13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument. (Altare della Patria)
    Beautiful experience at this Piazza. Being at a walking distance from where we were staying, we enjoyed a couple evenings here. The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument This iconic monument, also known as the Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria) is the focal point here. Don’t miss it!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Ken T
    Glen Oaks, New York902 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Piazza in Rome
    Piazza Venezia is beautiful place in the busiest intersection of Rome. The buildings are very impressive. This place located in front of the Museum Nazionale of Rome. Day or night you will find your way to this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,034 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Renowned central hub of Rome with monuments
    The Piazza Venezia is the renowned central hub of Rome with monuments. The Victor Emanuele 11 Monument overlooks the piazza on one side and the Roman Forum on the other side. We walked through this piazza each day of our stay in Rome. We walked through late at night one evening and the streets were almost deserted of cars and people. It was really special to see it deserted late at night and early in the morning.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Herbert C
    1,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rome’s central hub
    They say that “All roads lead to Rome”. Nothing epitomizes this better than Piazza Venezia. Symbolically fusing ancient and modern Rome, this square is the central hub of the city, situated at the intersection of several major thoroughfares including the historic Via dei Fori Imperiali that leads to the Roman Forum and Colosseum, and the shopping street of Via del Corso. Strategically located at the foot of Capitoline Hill, this square is not likely to be missed by any visitors to Rome as all the major Rome attractions are within walking distance from here. Dominating the piazza is the colossal Victor Emmanuel II Monument where you can get a view of the piazza and its surroundings by climbing the series of stairs to the portico. Unfortunately, the views of Piazza Venezia will be marred for the next 10 years as construction of the Metro C underground station is currently underway.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 29, 2024
  • Sasha Marie
    406 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic building and statues.
    You cannot come to Rome and not experience the sights. This is one for the list, even if it is a walk around whilst on the way to another location. Majestic building that had a large Christmas tree near to it when I went.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2024
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dapper777
Monaco63,363 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
It is one of the largest squares in Rome.
Piazza Venezia extends between Via del Corso and Via dei Fori Imperiali and its current shape is the result of renovations of the area, which took place between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, for the construction of the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy.
The monument, also known as Altar of the Fatherland or The Vittoriano, was designed and built by the Marche architect Giuseppe Sacconi, winner of the competition to build a grand monument to the king who unified Italy.
It was started in 1885 and completed by Gaetano Koch, Manfredo Manfredi and Pio Piacentini in 1911.
The square takes its name from the fifteenth-century Palazzo built by Cardinal Pietro Barbo, later donated in 1560 by pope Pius IV to the Republic of Venice, which made it its own embassy to the Pope's kingdom, which is why it is still called Palazzo Venezia today.
Between 1929 and 1943, Palazzo Venezia was the seat of the Prime Minister's office: from its "historic balcony" Mussolini delivered his famous speeches.
Furthermore, part of the building incorporates the Basilica of St.Mark the Evangelist.
It is a very famous and beautiful square, thanks also to the view of the Roman Colosseum and the Capitol.
Recommended.
Written February 26, 2021
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This seems to be one of the main intersections in the city, and it's busy busy busy. You'll surely find yourself here at some point during your visit. It has Trajan's column on one side, the Alter of the Fatherland on another, and a balcony made famous (or perhaps infamous) by some fascist a few years ago.
Written March 5, 2020
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Djordje M
Belgrade, Serbia1,209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
After 6 days in Rome, and over 25km on foot by day, I can say that the biggest impression in Rome for me was this place.
Magnificient monument of Vittorio Emanuele, surrounded by archaeological forums and astonishing tree line with Via Imperiali to Colloseo. With sunny weather, it's just perfect, and feel like time travel when ignore cars
Written March 23, 2023
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad5,513 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This square is oh so beautiful . It is a very popular and very busy square at the busy intersection. Traffic is everywhere, and seemed as if some construction was taking place at the time. I stopped to admire the square and buildings, on my way to the Trevi fountain. This square I was informed was built in the 15th century. It doesnt look one bit for that age. Really a lovely with amazing architectures. The square seem very popular with the visitors and is always filled with people milling around both day and especially at nights.
Written June 13, 2020
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Jyothi H
Columbia, SC13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful experience at this Piazza. Being at a walking distance from where we were staying, we enjoyed a couple evenings here.

The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument
This iconic monument, also known as the Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria) is the focal point here. Don’t miss it!
Written July 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Herbert C
1,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
They say that “All roads lead to Rome”. Nothing epitomizes this better than Piazza Venezia. Symbolically fusing ancient and modern Rome, this square is the central hub of the city, situated at the intersection of several major thoroughfares including the historic Via dei Fori Imperiali that leads to the Roman Forum and Colosseum, and the shopping street of Via del Corso. Strategically located at the foot of Capitoline Hill, this square is not likely to be missed by any visitors to Rome as all the major Rome attractions are within walking distance from here. Dominating the piazza is the colossal Victor Emmanuel II Monument where you can get a view of the piazza and its surroundings by climbing the series of stairs to the portico. Unfortunately, the views of Piazza Venezia will be marred for the next 10 years as construction of the Metro C underground station is currently underway.
Written January 29, 2024
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK9,691 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This square is always busy apart from early in the morning. The Vittorio Emmanuel Building is located at the back of the square. Everyone who visits Rome will either walk or ride past the Piazza Venezia.
Written July 14, 2023
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,753 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
This is a very busy area as it is the CENTER of Rome and the roads lead to the Roman forum, Palantine Hill, Colosseum, Tiber river, Spanish steps, Vatican and many places.

The piazza is surrounded with shops and tourists. It is lively and buzzing with activities.
Written October 24, 2022
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Donna B
Gladwyne, PA433 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
From Piazza Venezia you can see the Vittorio Emmanuelle Monument and you will likely walk by here many times while exploring Rome. I considered it more of a directional landmark than a destination/sight to see. Once we would see the Monument we knew exactly how to return back to the Centro Storico or head over toward Ancient Rome.
Written February 4, 2023
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Em
Stockholm, Sweden45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
When I first saw the building, I was in chock of how beautiful it was. It almost brought me to tears. Piazza Venezia is incredibly huge. It is within a close walk to the colosseum and roman forum.
Recommend not going in the summer, though.
Written August 19, 2022
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