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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw the top of this building when at the coliseum and as it was only a short distance away we thought we'd walk a bit further to see it? We are glad we did as the whole area was just full of history and...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an impressive monument and gives you an idea of what Roman architecture must have looked like during the era of the Roman Empire. This place has A LOT of stairs, so if you have mobility issues this place is not accessible. Climb to...More

Thank foxwales
Reviewed 2 days ago

I saw this monument from our bus when we entered Rome and it quickly took my attention. It is really beautiful and huge and fascinating. You definitely have to enter! It is free and the interior is as gorgeous as the exterior. We also paid...More

Thank Mi P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to Rome before, but while you can't avoid seeing the Wedding Cake (as it's called) I'd not actually visited it. I think that the only way to describe it is as the Albert Memorial of Rome. It's a monstrosity, it's over the top,...More

Thank AndySmart
Reviewed 2 days ago

although there are lots of steps up, it is worth the trouble; the view from the top is beautiful. it is also free of charge

Thank Ilenuca M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Huge monument to the first king of a united Italy. It’s very impressive and very militaristic. A modern Roman monument you cannot miss.

Thank Hitcher84
Reviewed 3 days ago

You must visit this place as it's unique and classy. You will love the view from above. They are a little strict about sitting on the stairs or living a tripod on the floor for pictures. Have fun.

Thank Christos T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This monument is simply stunning. We came upon it by accident and it was so big and beautiful. Views are fab. Worth seeing.

Thank Donegalabu
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is photogenic and I like it. It is also on the way to the Capitoline Museum. It's fun to look at and you can take an elevator to the top for fantastic views of Rome.

Thank michael p
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful building in honor of Vittorio (Victor) Emanuele II who unified Rome. It is huge and several blocks long.

Thank Michele S
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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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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
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Daniel P
3 September 2017|
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Response from sandralove168 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but the elevator is the only option.
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MKFinchie
19 August 2017|
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Response from DaveC774 | Reviewed this property |
I can confirm there was no cafe when we visited late July.
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nounajmi
13 July 2017|
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Response from Melissa R | Reviewed this property |
You do not need tickets. This one one of the only 2 places we didn't have advanced tickets and it was nice to just go on our own. We do like Viator for all out other scheduled tours and would highly recommend you do a... More
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