Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
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Neighborhood: Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
How to get there
  • Vittorio Emanuele • 3 min walk
  • Manzoni – Museo della Liberazione • 8 min walk

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3.5
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dapper777
Monaco62,592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
After more than 20 years, the Gardens of Piazza Vittorio have come back to life and have been reopened to citizens.
The green heart of the Esquilino district in Rome has been completely reorganized, cleaned and embellished.
Some corners with fountains and buildings of ancient Rome appeared in their former glory.
The new gardens are fantastic and leave you breathless.
We highly recommend to visit them in a sunny day.
Written October 31, 2020
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_hakan_bergdahl
Pitea, Sweden189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A beautiful area to relax and unwind from the intensity of the city. The park/piazza is a green oasis with an old fountain, the Magical Door, green areas, dog area and places for the local kids to play basketball. Outside the park you can also get some snacks or something cold to drink. It is a place well worth a visit, if not just to get an opportunity to rest and watch the locals enjoying some time off.
Written May 17, 2023
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Dewi_CPH
Copenhagen14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We chanced upon Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II after visiting Santa Maria Maggiore. It is located opposite of the Vittorio Emanuele Metro.
What caught our attention was the different nationalities of the people in the park...there were Chinese teenagers playing basketball, Bangladeshi playing cricket and other nationalities picnicking on the grass, enjoying the hot summer sun.
There is a ruin in the piazza that was not mentioned in most guides- Porta Magica, remains of the entrance to a villa owned by the marquis Massimo Palombara da Pietraforte, one of the most well known 17th century alchemists.
Besides, if you have young children, there's a playground and play area at the Giardini Piazza Vittorio, which is within the same area...and my 2 year-old enjoyed herself while we took respite from the sun, eating gelato whlie watching her play.
Written May 11, 2008
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dave294458
Bucharest, Romania115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Couples
On one of the corners in this Piazza there is a 4 floor department store called ''MASS" which by mistake we entered because actually they do not have items on view in the windows.At first glance we wondered if they sell to individuals because of the low prices we thought they sell on bulk. We were approached by a sales rep who said he will help us find anything we want.!! SOooooo to make a story short during 3 -4 times at this store my wife purchased 20 pairs of pants and jeans in various colours and styles.,Priced from 5 euro -to 10 euro a pair.Excellent quality. Also Mens and childrens wear ,shoes , etc.
HAVE FUN
Written March 29, 2012
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,005 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
Some of the reviews here mistake this place for Piazza Venezia (next to the Vittorio Emanuele II monument), but this is an entirely different place - in Esquiline.
The piazza is basically a run-down garden with some very unattended old remains (Nymphaeum Alexandri), which are not worth the hassle.
This area is dominated by poor immigrants, thus it does not look as good as other parts of Rome.
There were a lot of questionable characters in the garden, which actually made it uncomfortable to stroll there even in daytime.
The arch of Gallienus is nearby and worths a look as is the tiny church of Santa Maria Maggiore in San Vito (not to be confused with the huge basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, further down the road).
Written June 11, 2012
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Roberto C
Rome, Lazio, Italy6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Business
My family runs a hotel in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele for over 54 years, during which almost a million guests arrived, have gone, have walked, have gone to dinner and come back, even in the late evening, an incalculable number of times. None of them has ever been involved in or witnessed any incident of violence. Nor on the web there are reviews that mention any concrete fact in which safety of persons has been questioned. Perhaps Piazza Vittorio Emanuele is not as "scenic" as other places, but it is a large open place, a park in the heart of the city, of which everybody makes the use he wants: there are mothers with children, pensioners playing checkers, people reading the newspaper and others sleeping, waiting to pass the day and maybe dreaming a better future. There are people who come from distant countries, but I do not think anyone today could say to be afraid to meet them on the street. During the night the park gates are closed, as in many gardens of many cities. Although someone may have a different impression, few places in the world can tell a story so beautiful that I am very happy to tell after so many years. For its record of peaceful co-existence, even in the absence of adequate services and enough maintenance, I believe that Piazza Vittorio fully deserves 5 stars
Written June 12, 2016
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Maja_Traveling
Lebanon126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
In Rome.....u will only find beautiful amazing places like Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.....
Written November 14, 2011
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Sarahmc
Ireland23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Walked down here around 10 at night by mistake.. Street signs not really existent and google maps was making us walk opposite ways grrrr .... Couldn't wait to get out of there, my daughter even said she never saw me nervous like I was. A LOT of men leaning against the railings and would walk out towards you then back. Pure intimidation and I felt intimidated. Avoid at night
Written August 5, 2017
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Bruno D
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you wanna feel unsafe during the day, this is the perfect place to go. Lots of homeless and lots of garbage, makes you just wanna pass by without even stopping or taking a photo!
Written October 29, 2014
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PAJeremy
Coralville, IA412 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We went here because we read reviews about really cheap shopping. It was all immigants selling really poor quality trash, at least as far as mens apparel go. The park was also run down amd not much to see.
Written December 20, 2012
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