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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 yesterday

This is a place where you need to stop for photos, with close approximate to nearly the major attractions of rome.

Thank Faisal N A
Reviewed 2 days ago

While this is fondly...or not so fondly...referring to as the "wedding cake," it is really quite impressive. You can watch the changing of the guard before going inside to climb to the top, which gives a really impressive view of Rome.

Thank LA P
Reviewed 2 days ago

this stands really high and is in superb condition, well worth a trip up the stairs, the statues are massive and impressive, the views from even half way up are amazing. There is a lift at the back to the top but they charge you...More

Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Romans of course have mixed feelings on this one. It is such a cool structure but so close to the forum. What did they permanently destroy to build this. Sunset is a great time to visit. Be respectful of the unknown tomb. Ride to...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful monument although I understand the locals do not like it as it doesn't fit in with the surrounding buildings. A nice walk around and views with a roof top terrace.

Thank niner42
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Entry to the monument is free. There is a panoramic viewing area at the top (accessed via a lift) which costs €7 for adults and €3.50 for children under 18. Payment is cash only. On previous visits to Rome I had only seen this monument...More

Thank Robyn1205
Reviewed 3 days ago

stop here anytime and enjoy the monumental feeling of a mankind ever build - you cannot avoid this place without to spending even hours just for taking fotos

Thank playmusic11
Reviewed 5 days ago

To say its big is an understatement. Its HUGE. Be sure to take the elevator to the top to get a fantastic view of the Colosseum and Palentine hills that are not that far away. Highly recommended

Thank statestreet75
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This monument is beautiful - you go in at the bottom of the steps (free) after being told not to sit down on the steps or eat/drink on them. Then you climb up to the columns (a lot is steps....) and enjoy the views. There...More

Thank CJTGlasgow
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had seen this on our last trip, but did not realize that you can walk up and inside, where they had some military displays.

Thank tiggrbaby
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.
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.
13 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