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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
+39 06 678 0664
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to go to the top, it’s beautiful. First a lot of steps and then you take the lift 10 euro charge.

Thank JensinaB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Romans don't like this building because it doesn't fit in with the older sites around Rome. They refer to it as the wedding cake. However I think it marks an important time in Italy's history; its unification and this building honors that and its...More

Thank hayles78
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This monument is the synthesis of the encyclopedia about Anachronism. Made during the beginning of twentieth century in a poor country it celebrates the idea of a glory that was exactly the opposite of situation Italy was living in that period. This monument is the...More

Thank Juan P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Newest major monument in Rome as it just over 100 years old. Not sure why it got some prominence. It is lovely to look at and lit up brilliantly. It is worth a drive by.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You must see this building of a night. Of a day you can go in and walk up the steps. There are 2 guards present near a living flame. Pop in on the way to the colosseum

Thank Seaside528649
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beauty is absolutely grand in size and decor. Truly a beautiful landmark and definitely worth a look. They call it the "Wedding Cake" and its stacked layers of architecture do not disappoint.

Thank KD0608
Reviewed 4 days ago

My favourite by far turned the corner to see it's splendour spent a few hours in restaurant across from the view xxx

Thank Shona H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing building with plenty to see such as the Italian army museum, beautiful statues and architecture. However there are stairs galore, so you need to prepare yourself for climbing, then climbing some more! But don't be put off, the view from the...More

Thank Inspiration818305
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want great views of Rome? The monument to Victor Emanuele known locally as the wedding cake gives them. It looks magnificent from the front with the winged chariots at either end. It is not so impressive inside but after getting through the usual discordant Italian...More

Thank Will D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well you can't just pass by this and ignore it. Its really very beautiful in the morning as well as in the night

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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.