Piazza di Montecitorio
Piazza di Montecitorio
3.5
The area
Neighborhood: Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
How to get there
  • Spagna • 10 min walk

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Steveage
Rexburg, ID3,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is not as busy a piazza as many throughout Rome. However, the historical obelisk is really neat. Plus, the real, administrative offices for Italy are straight north from the obelisk on this piazza. You need a special clearance / appointment to go into the offices. The Montecitorio obelisk is made of red granite. The obelisk was made in ancient Egypt under Psammetichus II (595 - 589 BC) from Heliopolis. It was brought here to Rome in 10 BC by Augustus.
Written March 30, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,965 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Although there have been a number of trips to Rome, this Piazza was a new one and had evaded us. It was interesting with the Montecitorio Palace ( government) and the 21.8 Meter high Column and Obelisks of Montecitorio. This column originated in Egypt around 550 BC and was moved to Rome by Emperor Augustus in 10 BC
Written June 16, 2024
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Kirk M
Edmonton, Canada1,917 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
I went down a small side street leading out of Piazza Colonna and came to this square, which slopes sideways, being on the side of one of Rome's famous Seven Hills. On the right, there is a salmon-coloured building that's slightly bent back at the sides. It's at the highest part of the slope and is the most dominant building in the square. Its purpose has changed since it was designed in the 17th century by Bernini. Since the 19th century, it's where the Italian government's Chamber of Deputies meets (sort of the equivalent of the House of Commons). Mussolini also made it his parliament. Although the front is still 17th century, the interior was remodelled in early 1900s Art Nouveau.
A tall grey granite four-sided Egyptian obelisk rises up from the square's centre. The Romans brought this 2,600-year-old obelisk back from Egypt, as they did many other Egyptian artifacts. I find it grim-looking, and it thrusts up sharply into the air.
To me, this square has a raw and brutal look. I was there on a hot day, and the sun beat down but there weren't many places to take cover in the shade. It's an interesting change to come to this square after being in the pleasant Piazza Colonna.
Written July 19, 2016
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@JT3AZ
Phoenix, Arizona4,944 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
We stayed at a hotel on the square without knowing the Parliament building was next door. It actually made the stay more pleasant because there was a lot going on in the square every day. There are vehicle security barricades but people can walk through without issue (unless changing of the guard or a band is playing). Expect to see TV news crews doing live reports throughout the day. Outside of the activity, it is a pretty basic square.
Written March 31, 2016
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Chris S
Missouri144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Not a whole lot to see in this square. The obelisk is cool though. Interesting to me to see the Parlement building. The square is more or less on the way between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. You may as well walk by.
Written September 21, 2016
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Mario V
Attard, Malta825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
It is named after the Monte Citorio, one of the minor hills of Rome. in the square you will find the Obelisk of Montecitorio and the Palazzo Montecitorio.
Written June 25, 2016
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,702 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Beautiful facade of Palazzo di Montecitorio, the seat of Italian Parliament, dominates the piazza as well as the Egyptian Obelisk. There are also several other impressive buildings which deserve attention.
Written October 29, 2020
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Don P
Dallas, TX13,873 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This Piazza has the Palazzo Montecitorio which is the Italian Chamber of Deputies. And of course there is an obelisk in the center of it which was excavated from the ancient Roman Solarium Augusti and installed in 1789.
Written July 27, 2019
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,030 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Piazza di Monticitorio is a square just round the corner from Piazza Colonna and not far from the Pantheon. It is a quiet square where the Palazzo di Montecitorio is located. In the centre of the square stands an Egyptian obelisk.
Written December 19, 2018
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SoloTogether
Ludlow, UK443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
A quiet piazza housing part of the Italian Parliament and an Egyptian Obelisk. A walking haven of tranquillity sandwiched in between the hubbubs of The Pantheon and Via Del Corso. Pleasant to stroll through and take a breath.
Written August 19, 2018
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