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Piazza Venezia, Rome

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#16 of 252 in Historic Sites in Rome
Once a Roman circus, Piazza Venezia is now one of the city's busiest thoroughfares and historic centers. Visit the square to admire Il Vittoriano. This massive, pantheon-style marble monument is dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, united Italy's first king. Climb to the top for a different vantage point of the plaza's architecture. Visit the Palazzo Venezia, constructed in the 15th century by future Pope Paul II, as well as the 1,900-year-old Trajan's column, a Roman victory monument. The square is a major traffic intersection, so be careful when crossing the streets. To visit Piazza Venezia on your holiday in Rome, and find out what else Rome has to offer, use our Rome tour itinerary planner .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Large piazza surrounded by beautiful architecture including Palazzo Venezia,the church of St Mark and of course the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It is pretty wide. Across the signal, and is constantly moving a lot of cars because it is not hard. Bus stop and Metro station, and is also in the point of traffic as it is. It is a square you want photos to take any direction you look. There were a lot of tourists and vendors selling water and street performers.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Heart of the city, imposed by its grandeur. The Altar erected and the views from its terraces are impressive, allowing for spectacular photos. In this city where there's so much to see, this plaza is one of the main jobs between what not to be missed.
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  • Wonderful and historical structures. A lot of historical sites nearby. Difficult to find good food and be careful with those people dressed up as roman soldiers. They will snatch you to have pictures with them and ask you to pay 15euros after.
  • It was a holiday when we visited this area, and so they closed down the roads and we were able to stroll along the Roman Forum and see this grand spectacle! We weren't able to go inside but the view from the outside was glorious! In the middle is the statue of Vittorio Emmanuel, with two Italian Flags raised on the sides! It looked TRULY Italian from every angle.
  • Love this place! Amazing views, don't forget to feed seagulls ;) museums are free of charge. You can pay 7€ and get on the very top of the building ;)
  • What a view. When travelling to the Colosseum, we discovered the Piazza Venezia. Breathtaking at both first glance and up close. We adored the high quality work on the masonry, the heart put in to each sculpture, the tenacity of the honour guard and the view of the busy square below us as we climbed the stairs towards the museum. There's good places to eat and drink close by, whether it's for a simple snack or a full meal. Thanks for having us, Rome!
  • A very beautiful square in Rome. U can imagine of an antic city if you walk around here.

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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