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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 0664
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Located in the center of Piazza Venezia, this grandiose monument, also known as the Altar of Patriotism, was erected between 1885 and 1911 to glorify the first king of Italy.
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Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
+39 06 678 0664
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't intentionally come to look at this, but got off the bus to go to the Pantheon and saw it across the street. Since we were heading to the Pantheon, we didn't stay long, but it was nice to take pictures of it. There's...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 days ago

A magnificent spectacular monument. I find it sad that so many people had so little yet so much was spent on this

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour guide told us stories about how some Roman citizens do not like this building because of the color and stones used in the construction. I guess everybody has their own opinion, but our family loved it. Some people call it the "wedding cake"...More

Thank 886SteveS
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very large monument in Piazza Venezia. The museum is okay at best and the only redeeming thing about this place is its closeness to the Capitoline museum. There is also an over priced elevator on the top with a great view of the city. This...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's kind of a must when visiting to take a pic. Even my 12 year old made us stop to take a pic. Just be careful crossing the crazy intersection to get there.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 3 days ago

This monument is impressive and a must see for that reason. Although it is not exactly an old monument the views from the top are fabulous!

Thank Cindy-Milford
Reviewed 3 days ago

This statue is elegant and the proportions are very accurate however I would not come here just to visit it.

Thank Marla C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely monument - the front steps are a memorial. Inside the building you can step out onto a verandah and see views of rome. For an extra cost you can go up in a lift for panoramic views of rome.

Thank Cee28
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing statues.....great view....small museum with lots of information regarding the war and the soldiers. A must visit to get a good look over Rome from the top.

Thank Anemari O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting this interesting museum we where glad to notice that there is an elevator to a terrace with a beautifull view over the " fori imperiale"

Thank marvinge
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
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Is the rooftop cafe open now?
27 March 2017|
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Response from Sherif S | Reviewed this property |
i did not see a cafe in the roof top at all, to understand well the roof top is the highest place to reach (paying a ticket and taking the elevator)
Peter D
To get to the roof do you have to pay to use the lift, or is there an option of stairs all the way to the top as well? Are kids free in the lift? Thanks Peter
21 March 2017|
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Response from howiet1971 | Reviewed this property |
The above answers are correct.
Ari S
I went here a 5 years ago and was using Trip Advisor City guides app which made my trip as it had the most fantastic integrated walking tours as well as researched information on each destination with things to look out for. I like the current Trip Advisor app however am disappointed with it in comparison to what it used to be. Will you bring back at least having a small paragraph on each monuments history and / or things to look out for?
27 October 2016|
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Response from ripley054 | Reviewed this property |
This is a question that Trip Advisor need to answer and not previous visitors or reviewers. I used a local guide and he gave vast amounts of information during our walking tour