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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

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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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Reviewed today via mobile

It's a beautiful Monument and you get a beautiful view from the top of the city...A great Structure with Chariots around...A majestic feel...

1  Thank sanjeev1968
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After visiting the Colosseum, we headed to the monument building which when we arrived they were going to close within 1 hour. So we proceeded quickly and decided to pay to go up to the top it was worth the 15-17 euros, once at the...More

1  Thank irischel2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every direction you look when you fine yourself at the Monumento a vittorio Emanuele II offers a feast for the eyes, Just go! Even if it is just to sight see. Of course there are ll the museums and exhibitions at the complex at any...More

1  Thank Bridget E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A Huge and amazing building. It was breathtaking ! A visit in Rome without seeing this is nothing. I loved it the most in the entire city

2  Thank maddiedream
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My parents tipped us off that if you enter through the museum on the Roman Forum side and followed the stairs up you enter out onto the front balcony and around he back is a lift to the ‘penthouse’. How beautiful! Such a great view...More

1  Thank BecM2117
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably my favourite, iconic view in Rome. Tribute to Victor Emmanuel, king of Italy. The full glory of the structure, with its chariots atop can be seen for miles around.

Thank Watty0407
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance is free, however if you'd like to go to the top, which is definitely worth it, you need to take the elevator, which costs six euro.

Thank Nelly P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Known by many Romans as “the birthday cake” (because of its architecture), this ostentatious building is worth visiting. Entrance is free and an elevator will bring you to the fifth level where you can see a nice view of Rome. If you wish, you can...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A neglected tourist site, but has a great view of Rome from the top which is reached by an elevator. The military museum is also interesting. It covers the wars of the 1800s inside Italy and with the surrounding regions.

Thank Thomas Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to learn the significance of the size relative to the Vatican and the symbology of VE uniting Italy. Take time to climb the steps to the right of the monument to get a great view of the Forum.

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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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24 March 2018|
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Response from Jelle v | Reviewed this property |
Not for the entrance to the building itself. If you want to go to the roof (recommended) there is a fee that you need to pay. If you go there on the first sunday of the month you can take the elevator up for free. Enjoy!
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22 January 2018|
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Response from yosiopine | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, If you stand looking at the monument, the entry is on the right hand side. You can walk up the stairs to the top terrace. You will find the lift on there which will take you to the top. It costs 10 euros bit it is... More
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3 September 2017|
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Response from sandralove168 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but the elevator is the only option.