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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

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Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Located in the center of Piazza Venezia, this grandiose monument, also...

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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Caught our attention while walking from the Roman Forum towards Trevi Fountain. This large white structure looks absolutely stunning. Surrounding by heavy traffic, it may be hard... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Caught our attention while walking from the Roman Forum towards Trevi Fountain. This large white structure looks absolutely stunning. Surrounding by heavy traffic, it may be hard to get up close, though we recommend viewing the structure from across the road anyways to fully take in the structure in its entirety.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A superb place from which to watch the Rome traffic and the rooftop sights across the city. Some of the most spectacular sculptures surrounding the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite sites in Rome, and with all the site there, it says a lot. The size and beauty is breath taking.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can't miss this huge building in the centre of Rome. Just be careful crossing the road if you intend to get up close.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a lovely place, bigger than I thought get a great view from the middle of the road in the garden area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

central lococation on the Piazza Venezia this monumental structure is beautiful day and night with nearly every main road connects there. be careful crossing the road as traffic comes from all directions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This statue is a must see for anyone visiting Rome, and it is a definite bonus to learn about the allegorical carvings that adorn this centerpiece of the iconic Vittoriano, AKA the wedding cake. The inside is just as interesting and I would recommend a visit to the museum and the tomb of the unknown soldier.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In all its frenzy of national pride during the period of its construction in the beginning of the last century it is above all a magnificent structure. Fascist or not it still is a fine piece of architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although this incredible structure is known as the Altar of the Fatherland, the monument also holds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame and eternal guards, built under the statue of the goddess Roma, and placed there after World War I. There is a museum inside which celebrates the many battles Italy faced to become and remain... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take your time, climb the steps slowly, take in the views at each level, it gets better and better. we spent approx. an hour here and didn't spend a euro, its a massive building with spectacular views

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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 neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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