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"King Vittorio Emmanuele II" Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano Tip by freddie18

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


Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II: The first king of Italy. The monument is 135m or 440ft long by 130m or 425ft deep and as high as 70m or 230ft.

It was my first time in April 2006 to see this monument. It's amazing! It's no wonder that this was built for twenty six years as it is huge and detailed. Due to time constraint, I did not have the chance to go inside the monument, but I can assure you that this monument is one of a kind. It houses the tomb of the unknown soldiers and the collection of stuff of Italian theme.

A lot has been said about the monument, its controversial nature, called with different names because of its shape, but I believe it is important to note that when you start ascending the many steps going to the top or to the base of the monument, you have to think of one thing. Should I sit on the steps once I get tired? I should warn you, DON'T! If you insist to know why, then you may continue reading my Danger & Warning tips. Have fun!

Address: Piazza Venezia, I-00187 Rome, Italy
Directions: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Phone: 06 69 91 718

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 28, 2006
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