"Heart of Rome" Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano Tip by rexvaughan

Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano, Rome: 187 reviews and 311 photos

  Symphonic traffic cop
by rexvaughan

This piazza seems to be the traffic center of Rome. We stopped here for a refreshing beer and some great people watching - there were people everywhere, cars from all directions and of course hundreds of the ubiquitous Vespas. In the center of it all, on a pedastal in the middle of the intersection was a traffic cop dressed in black trousers, white shirt, helmet and gloves. Watching him direct (?) the traffic, we felt that there should be some lively and grand symphony as background to amplify his dramatic waves, whistles and gestures. The piazza also faces the huge Victor Emmanuel monument and the balcony from which Mussolini delivered his ranting speeches and stirred up the Fascists into a rabid mass.

Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Directions: Near intersection of via del Corso and Plebescito Battisti
Phone: +39 06 0608
Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/piazza-venezia?lang=en

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 5, 2005
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