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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
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+39 06 678 0664
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a perfect place to check out all the views in the area. This marble masterpiece is clean, easy to get to, centrally located, and pretty much free other than the cash elevator ride to the top. This is a spectacular display of Italian...More

Thank Coco S
Reviewed yesterday

Love this place - it is so grand and elaborate. It is also right in the midst of a treasure trove of incredible sights - so worth walking around the area just taking in the views. Not too much traffic either - so easy to...More

Thank MJMCD67
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've been here at 12:30 and we found plenty of space for walking to get on top..many places to take pic's..of surounding's and beautiful architectural thing's..only thing's ..you can't Sit on the stair's or use the tripod..but you still can use camera and i will...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can just keep climbing higher and higher up to magnificent views from this amazing building. best part is it is free.

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This monument has no entry fee however there is a charge if you take the glass elevator to the top! There are many stairs both external and internal therefore would not be the most suitable attraction for those visitors who's mobility is impaired!

Thank Wildrovertyg
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a place to visit, enjoy the astonishing architecture and understand why its nickname is the 'wedding cake'. Its also just a fantastic place to sit around the fountains enjoying the cool air created by the water and people watching.

Thank GerryBearsden
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This building is easy to spot due to it's size and colour! It's beautiful and definitely worth a look!

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another amazing but not quite so old monument. We took the lift to the top at cost of 7 Euro per person, free entry otherwise. Great views of the City from the summit

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This monument is absolutely over-the-top in both design and scale, and is held in lower esteem by Romans than any other monument in the city. This is for reasons that become clear when you see it. It is certainly worth walking by, if only to...More

Thank KingofThreePutts
Reviewed 5 days ago

This immense, white monument is located in what is certainly one of the most prominent locations in Rome. We had visited it on both of our previous to trips to Rome. While walking through the centre of Rome during our most recent visit, we paused...More

Thank BigHugh51
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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
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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
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
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