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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome

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Visit one of the most iconic landmarks in Rome, Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II. Located in the Piazza Venezia, the monument was erected in the late 19th century to honor the first king of unified Italy. The largest monument ever created out of Botticino white marble, it features Corinthian columns, a grand staircase, and several important sculptures. Admire the equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel II that stands in the center. Visit the museum of Italian Unification in the base of the structure. You can take the elevator to the top of the monument for 360-degree views of the city. See Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II and all Rome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rome trip planning site.
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  • Huge monument attracting thousands of tourists. Impressive in each piece. I'd recommend coming there in the morning - this is the only chance to take pictures with fewer people.  more »
  • I have trouble with steps, especially going down, so I was pleased to learn that there was an elevator going up to the observation deck. However there are still A LOT of steps to go up - basically to....  more »
  • The monument was conceived and designed by Giuseppe Sacconi, a young architect from the Marche (a Central Italy region), who in 1882 won the competition to commmorate the death of King Victor...  more »
  • Great view from above! It is worth going there as the sun goes down. Amazing view
  • As I remember well, there is a 24-hour guard of honor on the memorial staircase. The building also houses several state institutions, including a library, archives, an institute of history and a museum of the Italian National Liberation Movement. Thousands of visitors take turns here every day. Personally, I had to travel here and see the whole building
  • To reach the higher level a 10 euro lift is available, but view is already fine even at mid high. The Vittoriano is a neoclassical version of the Roman Forum. Main symbol of a united Italy. In its middle stands high the king Victor Emmanuel II, father of the Fatherland ( the other main three are: Cavour, Garibaldi and Mazzini). Various vegetable symbols are displayed on the monument to celebrate the patriotic fight: Myrtle, for Sacrifice Oak, for Strength. Palm, for Victory Laurel, for Victorious Peace Olive Tree, for Concord.
  • Very beautiful manument with amazing background architecture of whole building!!
  • This statue is really beautiful. It has lot of details. The view from here is astonishing and super nice. This place is a must visit. Very historical.

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