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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 4 November 2016

A must stop on you visit to Rome to see the statue of King Victor Emanuele II the first king of free and democratic Rome.

Thank plicker2014
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My kids and wife were tired by the time we got here. Going around and behind there are many things to see around this monument but the monument is best appreciated from a distance. It is huge and I want to go back so I...More

Thank Wei C
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Worth going just for the glass elevator at 7euros to the roof top. The views are spectacular and best of all, it's quiet with no crowds.

Thank trailertrashSouth
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It is an incredible building. I imagine it would take years to build something fantastic like that, very impressed.

Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The Piazza Venezia where it is situated is a busy place, but when you get on the top of the monument after climbing all the stairs, you have an amazing view over the city, which is definately worth it. Visited this place multiple times during...More

Thank Serana92
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Huge ,majestic building dominating the skyline of Rome. Great to take pictures too. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank durgaraja28
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We all arrived here by chance and spent an hour taking in this moving monument... the upper terrace will stay with me forever as it has a serenity that changes you. Go experience.

Thank Nickoparma
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building in an easy to access location near other key spots. That being said you do have a bit of a climb up stairs to look inside and the displays are a little dull, especially if you have little interest in...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 2 November 2016

One of my favourite building in Rome. It is very impressive and once inside you will love it. You can go to the top and see all over Rome. A tip though it is a place of high respect and you are not allowed to...More

Thank Andij8
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I live in San Giovanni, and I pass the monument on my morning/evening commute every day into the city center. Seriously such a cool building - a lot of the locals hate it and call it the "wedding cake" building because it is pretty obnoxious,...More

Thank Maggie V
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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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
26 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.