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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%
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Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
+39 06 678 0664
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Reviewed yesterday

I came here after a tiring day of hiking around the Colosseum and Forum in very hot weather, and really enjoyed my experience. The stonework is from the turn of the 19th century, making it different in style and purpose from the several Roman and...More

Thank MichaelNate
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic building - apparently many of those who live in Rome do not like it because it looks so out of sync with the rest of the buildings but I love it. I again did not get a chance to climb up it...More

Thank Belle-Noel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not too loved by the locals I believe as sticks out like a sore thumb but in my opinion in a good way. Beautiful white building and the fountain and statues/monuments are outstanding, different levels you can climb up too, even toilets on first floor,...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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
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
2 September 2017|
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Response from sandralove168 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but the elevator is the only option.
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.
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