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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

#29 of 1,429 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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Located in the center of Piazza Venezia, this grandiose monument, also...

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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Nice rest stop along the way to the Colosseo. It's free to the middle level. You have to pay to take the elevator to the top, which is worth it. Great views of the whole city.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Nice rest stop along the way to the Colosseo. It's free to the middle level. You have to pay to take the elevator to the top, which is worth it. Great views of the whole city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very impressive monument.....alternatively known as 'wedding cake", 'typewriter", or dentures.....our guide told us Italians don't like it because it is too white, but it is just beautiful....we didn't go inside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Within easy reach of the colosseum, trevi fountain etc, the clime to the top is worth the views. There's a museum at the top, you don't have to go in, just go to the top anyway. There are snack and drink machines and toilets inside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Even if this monument is not liked by the Romans, it is worth seeing. It is so big that it is hard to believe it actually exist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

You can see this place from all across Rome, it's absolutely massive, make sure you take the lift to the top about €7 for panoramic views across the city, it's a magnificent building and a must see..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Another grand monument from Roman times, not much to see once inside. Not worth a visit if you are pressed for time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Huge white monument dominates most of central Rome. Need to see to say you saw it. Officious tourist police at entrance - took exception at daughter taking a photo of a 6 inch tall stuffed animal on the steps of the monument

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I have been there just to go up for the views. it's a must visit attraction. the view is marvelous like nothing. My advice is to go just before the sunset. unforgettable view. There is a cafe also so prepare your self to stay long enough and enjoy. There are two types of view. upper floor where the cafe is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Magnificent white over the top monument. Lift to top but the outside is over the top. Also has monument to the unknown soldier in front.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a huge monumental building with amazing sculptures and friezes. There are guards watching over the monument and they whistle at anyone who tries to sit down on the steps or stand on anything they shouldn't. Just take your time and look and marvel

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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 neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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