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. For Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II and beyond, use our Rome itinerary builder to get the most from your Rome vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We didn't have time to check out inside but the building is very impressive and well worthy of a few pics. Not far rom the Colosseum.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    For the first time jumped over. I felt the sanctity of the place and I realized how nationalism can be really "religious". Whether this is a good is to be seen.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Perfect for photos soon. Has sources, in addition to being huge monuments. Recommend a quick stop for photos.
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