Piazza Del Risorgimento
Piazza Del Risorgimento
3.5
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The area
Neighborhood: Prati
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
How to get there
  • Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani • 5 min walk
  • Cipro • 10 min walk
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dapper777
Monaco32,703 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
The square, which has an area of 4,500 square meters, has recently been refurbished and is a strategic hub of the city.
It is a very popular and not only for tourists, since it is a transit area for many Romans.
In the square there are cafes and ice cream parlors.
It has always been a place full of people, especially since it is located next to the Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica.
The square owes its name to the monument of the Risorgimento, built in honor of the unification of Italy.
In 2003, during a solemn ceremony, the "Equestrian Monument to the Carabiniere" was inaugurated.
It has been defined as the crossroad, the hinge between the Borgo and Prati districts,
with the buildings all around the square and the Vatican walls surmounted by the dome of St. Peter's basilica as a theatrical backdrop.
Written February 7, 2021
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Steve Gardiner
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
This square acts as a transition between the Vatican and the bustle of Rome. Leading off it is
1) the Via Vespasiano, where the Tango Hotel is situated;
2) the Via Ottaviano, along which the 19 tram travels, and where the nearest Metro station is located, and which has several gelateria outlets, but unfortunately most of these are take-away only
3) the Via Crescenzio, an attractive boulevard leading to the Piazza Cavour which is another shadier square in which to sit, and where the impressive Palace of Justice is situated
4) and of course the Vatican flanks the western side of the square

We enjoyed looking at the few very tall palm trees situated in the heart of the square, and drinking tea in the cafe in the centre. We had an excellent ice-cream at one of the cafes flanking the north-west corner of the square.

The no. 19 tram terminates in the south-east corner of the square, which is the shadiest spot, close to the cafe. As I've said in the Hotel Tango review, the 19 tram ride is very pleasant, taking one along many tree-lined boulevards not usually seen by tourists, and connecting at the impressive Diocletian Porta Maggiore with the 3, 5 and 14 tram lines - as well as the charming narrow-gauge railway which runs between Laziali station and Giardinetti.

Single journeys currently cost 1.50 euros, and are valid for 75 minutes on any public transport in Rome. These can be bought from the automated machine at the tram terminal stop, and must be validated in the machine inside the tram as soon as one boards. One can also buy integrated tickets for one, three or seven days.

Many of the trams are quite charmingly old, dating I believe from 1948-9, and though perhaps needing a lick of paint and a livelier livery are part of the street furniture.
Written November 28, 2014
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy30,856 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
An unassuming piazza named after the war that led to Italian unity. Came here for lunch at a local place before visiting the Vatican Museums. Not much to see.
Written March 15, 2022
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DREW R
Glasgow, UK351 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Meeting point for Vatican tours. Apart from that there really is nothing to enthuse over. Tram stop and eateries. If it wasn't a tour meeting point I doubt many would bother to go there.
Written January 8, 2020
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Joakim N
Horsens, Denmark9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
My GF and i visited this place in may 2016. I ordered a pizza which was mediocre, she received a plate of pasta that tasted of canned food, that was just one big plate of mush, she could not eat it, neither could i. On my way to their toilet - which was in the basement, i passed the "kitchen" where the "chef" pulled up a huge stack - like 30 frozen pizza's out of a freezer, to pick the right one for the order. At the toilet -that was very messy - a big cracked mirror was placed on the floor which seemed to had been there some time. We were charged 60 euro of which 20% was "servizio" for a waitress that forgot to remove items from the previous visitors that just stood there on the table the entire dinner.

Very bad experience - if you can, avoid this at all costs! even if it pours down, run to a nearby restaurant, because you will not find any restaurant as bad in this in all of Rome!
Written June 12, 2016
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Kirk M
Edmonton, Canada1,945 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
This is a large square in the Prati district, across the street from the walls of the Vatican City. It's also on the main tourist route from the Ottaviano Metro station to the entrance for the Vatican Museums, so it sees a lot of traffic, but fortunately not many tourists linger in the square. There are some souvenir shops and bad touristy restaurants on the street-fronts around the square, but not enough to make it annoying.
The square is a major transportation hub, and buses connect well with places across the river. I especially like to sit in the park-like area in the centre and watch the green trams glide in and out. (There aren't a lot of trams on the streets of Rome, but here you'll see them at their insect-like best!) From the square, there's a good tram connection up into the Villa Borghese Gardens to the National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Etruscan Museum.
The park in the centre of the square, and around the edges, has attractive tall palm trees. There are a couple of interesting buildings on Piazza del Risorgimento. On the north side, running half the length of the square, is a stunning, graceful-looking salmon-coloured building in a Neo-Classical style. It has lots of shops below, and apartments above with pretty shutters on the windows. On another side is an odd-looking, rather grim and fortified building that is the Carabinieri Museum, showcasing the history of the Italian police force. It's free, but I didn't go in. If you look at its decoration, you'll see a sculptural frieze with a war theme, and, above that, strange-looking helmeted soldiers' heads appearing to break out of the stone! In keeping with the police theme, in the square there's a sculpture of a Carabinieri on horseback. In the centre of the square I found a not-too-bad bar/pizzeria place. Generally, though, I'd use this square as a departure point for other Roman sights.
Written July 29, 2016
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Marios C
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Piazza risorgimento 48. Is a reausturant the worst i have ever seen in my life. The quality was very bad! And they thief. Terrible food, burn potatoes. The bread was on the table from before and itwas hard like a stone and they charge it 2euro. We order 2 fiorentina steak, 1beer and a class of wine and they total bill was 205euro!! After we complain they gave as discount 5o euro.
Written January 1, 2016
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816Alex
Horley, UK209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Beautiful square, near to my hotel, five minutes, also near to Vaticano, three minutes, with small market in the middle of the square, with a lot of restaurants, bares and small shops, near also of the great avenue Via cola di rienzo .
Written October 4, 2015
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NehaDasgupta
New Delhi, India103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
Came across this piazza during an evening walk through saint Peters Square. Great place to sit and relax. It even has a tram going by. And it was great to relax there for a while ,and also enjoy the view of the Vatican walls and in general a great way to spend the evening as there were also many cafés and restaurants near by.
Written June 26, 2014
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Swisslady84
St. Gallen, Switzerland260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
There are some little restaurants with refreshing fans outside. Very delicious food, nice and gentle service. If you like to go shopping, one of Rome's shopping-streets are near by. As a special tip: A few steps from the restaurants is a gelateria, they make the best icecream ever!
Written January 24, 2014
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Piazza Del Risorgimento admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $69.89, while a popular guided tour starts around $78.63 per person.




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