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"Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II" Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano Tip by BorneoGrrl

Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano, Rome: 185 reviews and 303 photos

  Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II
by BorneoGrrl

Piazza Venezia is a famous piazza and takes its name from the adjacent Palazzo Venezia. The piazza is at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and near the Roman Forum. Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II (Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Nation) or "Il Vittoriano" was built to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of unified Italy. The monument is built of pure white marble and a huge equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel stands in the center. Like the Arc du Triomphe in Paris, the monument holds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame. The monument is also white, which contrast against the other surrounding buildings and has also been called "the wedding cake" and "the typewriter."

Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Directions: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Phone: +39 06 0608

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  • Written Apr 22, 2006
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