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User Reviews (36 Reviews)
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Mar 06, 2014
The Vittorio Emanuele Monument is a pretty ugly building and is totally out of place next to the Roman Forum and other historical sites. Romans hate it. It is commonly known as the Wedding Cake. But there is a very good reason to visit it. Take a glass elevator to the top terrace and you will get the best 360 degrees views of Rome. It’s like seeing New York from the Top of the Rock (except you don’t need to be that high to see Rome).
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4First to ReviewOct 25, 2013
The Pizza Venezia is one of the most conspicuous monuments in Rome. The statue of Victor Emmanuel, the first King of Italy is a testament to modern Italian nationalism. It's a handsome enough palace, if a little gaudy. When I was in Rome I attended an art show here.
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIOct 23, 2013
Nicknamed in Rome as the wedding cake, the monument to the first king of Italy is famous for the breathtaking view from the roof terrace!
Prices Elevator: € 7 (reduced tickets € 3,50)
Opening time: Mon-Thur 9:30 AM - 5:45 PM; Fri-Sun 9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 18, 2013
The monument serves to honor Victor Emanuelle II, the first king of unified Italy. Completed in 1935, the monument is a historical tribute to modern day Italy.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 25, 2013
if you're looking for something that will impress you, well...here you are. nothing more imposing than this Monument. you will pass it by several times while touring the city...and at night, the lightning, breathtaking...
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IICommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
I get it. It looks like a giant typewriter. Or a wedding cake. It's been called an eyesore against the Roman landscape, a big white thing sticking out in the middle of it all.
Still, I think it's beautiful. I found the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here quite moving. There's a restroom inside and an easier indoor path to reach the top of the Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli without climbing those thigh-breaking stairs. I'm certain Vittorio would've wanted it this way.
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIJun 04, 2013
Begun in 1885 and inaugurated in 1925 this monument to Victor Emmanuel !! of Savoy, the first King of unified Italy who is depicted here in a gilt bronze oversized statue. The monument also contains a museum of the Risorgimento, the events that led to unification. It is now possible to reach the very top of the Monument for unexcelled views of Rome from every direction.
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Mar 12, 2013
I love the building but I couldn't stand the attitude of the fun police who kept blowing whistles as soon as someone had the cheek to sit down on the steps. It totally ruined my experience.
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJan 14, 2013
This is a nice place to see if you are in the vicinity. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. The views from the top are very good. The monument holds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame.
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Dec 12, 2012
The building's appearance is not universally admired, though I rather like it.
However, the most important thing about it from a visitor's perspective isn't how it looks but what you can see from its roof.
After going up in the lift at the back of the building, you reach a viewing platform with incredible views over the city. Key Roman sights that you can see include the Colosseum, the Forum / Palatine Hill and St Peter's Basilica. Highly recommended.
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Aliases: Il Vittoriano