Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia, Rome: Hours, Address, Piazza Venezia Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza Venezia
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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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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dapper777
Monaco32,182 contributions
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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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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,209 contributions
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This area of Rome is steeped in ancient history. Some of the previous reviews offer incredible detail of this former era and to try and emulate them would be silly. All I will say is definitely do get the lift to the very top of the unbelievable Forum building, close to Terrazza delle Quadrighe, to view Rome from an outstanding vantage point. On a good day, you’ll see for miles. One of our trip highlights! It cost us 2 EUR per person as we both fell in the 18 — 25 year-old bracket.
Written February 26, 2020
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Eddy Hoover
Washington DC, DC162 contributions
We walked here after seeing the Roman Forum as it is nearby, and it was wonderful to sit on the fountain and gaze at the colossal monument and steps. It is extremely grand and the magnificent marble just takes you away. Perfect for stopping by and taking a rest before continuing on in Rome as well.
Written February 29, 2020
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Malgorzata
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Venetian Square is a square located in Rome, at the foot of the Capitoline Hill, built in the 15th century by Leone Battista Alberti. A charming square with beautiful buildings.Venetian Square is an interesting place, but quite difficult to calmly explore because of the heavy traffic that is sweeping through it. This is where the streets that are strongly connected with the history of the city begin: Via del Corso - the main street of Rome, Via dei Fori Imperiali leading to the Coliseum, Via del Teatro di Marcello leading to the nearby Capitol , Via del Plebiscito directed towards Vatican City and Via Quattro Novembre leading towards the Presidential Palace at the Quirinal. It is worth to walk around it and enjoy aesthetic impressions.
Written April 17, 2020
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,869 contributions
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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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,582 contributions
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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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windytravel79
Budapest, Hungary1,339 contributions
It is a big square with big traffic. The main attraction is the Victor Emanuel monument which is very big, very monumental and not very popular for romans. The square itself is almost nothing, the area of it is more interesting with Forum Romanum and other ruins.
Written January 5, 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,675 contributions
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Venice Square ( Piazza Venezia ) is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. Its beauty and monumentality take breath away. It's nice to be here and enjoy the wonderful architecture. Il Vittoriano is proudly erected on it, a colossal monument made of white marble. Vittoriano Monument is devoted to the former king of Italy, Victor Emanuele II (Vittorio Emanuele II), for his ambition of the unification of Italy. This monument is known as the "Altar of the Homeland"( Altare Della Patria ). It was built between 1885 and 1935, and most of it was completed until 1911. The Vittoriano is located between two famous palaces - Palazzo Venezia and Palazzo Generali. Palazzo Venezia was built in the middle of the 15th century by Venetian Cardinal Pietro Barbo, who became Pope Paul II in 1464. The building is an excellent example of the Renaissance architecture, and it served as a papal and noble residence. It is interesting that when it was started to build Il Vittoriano, Venice Palace was moved. It is well known that Benito Mussolini used it as his residence and from whose balcony he was speaking to crowds gathered. Extremely beautiful and monumental place.
Written May 8, 2019
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,705 contributions
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As all the monuments in this area , this place is in Italian Story for the announcement of starting for Italy of the second world war by Benito Mussolini at the balcony of the Palace Venice.
Written November 22, 2019
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,620 contributions
This very busy piazza is the best starting point when we were exploring the ancient Roman forums and Colosseum.
The 2 main highlights here are the Victor Emmanuel II Monument and Via dei Fori Imperiali.
Standing in the piazza, you are immediately confronted by the startlingly large, white and OTT Victor Emanuele II Monument building.
We spent some time climbing the Monument’s grand central staircase, watching the change of guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visiting the outdoor viewing terraces on the upper levels. Entry is free.
From here we walked down Via dei Fori Imperiali. This the road running off the piazza that passes right by the Roman forums and leads to the Colosseum.
Other sights at the piazza include the 15th century Palazzo Venezia and the fairly recently uncovered ruins of Hadrian’s Auditorium.
Written June 14, 2022
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