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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 today

It is worth going to the top to get the view. The building is impressive but I do agree it is in the wrong place but such is the history of Rome perhaps it is in the right place!

Thank Bonwight
Reviewed today via mobile

We got off the tram at stop 8 right in front of Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II - it is simply stunning. We went to the very top where you experience amazing views of Rome.

Thank clare66uk
Reviewed yesterday

Pay the 8 Euro to take the elevator to the top of the building and get a view of the whole city. it is absolutely worth it if you've never done it before.

Thank Noel D
Reviewed yesterday

The monument is situated adjacent to the Roman Forum and is very worthwhile visiting. This site is located in the Piazza Venezia. It is an impressive Monument that you can see from many parts of Rome. The grandiose structure is a must photo option in...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed yesterday

I had seen pictures of this, but I didn't grasped the size of it. Then, seeing it from the intersection, me and my husband were both amazed. It's really beautiful, the entry is free and the view from the steps is amazing. I think you...More

Thank Monica V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really cool to see this at night, great lighting and views to be had from here. Can see the Vatican from the steps, very interesting site.

Thank Josh R
Reviewed 3 days ago

After climbing a thousand steps inside the monument you reach a mezzanine where you can purchase a ticket for the rooftop elevator. It is definitely worth it. The view is 360 degrees. You can walk all around on the roof and get an amazing perspective...More

Thank Crudite59
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had never been but there is a lift to the top beside the horses. Amazing views. 7€ but money well spent. A highlight of the trip..

Thank MalDublin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was blown away by the sight, which was awesome. Very busy but still a great sight. Climbed as far as you could and this beautiful was rewarded by good views.

Thank diveninja21
Reviewed 3 days ago

On the Piazza Venezia is this outstanding monument of Vittorio Emanule II. It is more than only a mermorial to the king, here lies the unknown soldier too. It is the biggest building on the Piazza, but to be honest, the locals doesn't like it...More

Thank 545medva
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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12 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
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)
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20 March 2017|
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Response from howiet1971 | Reviewed this property |
The above answers are correct.