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Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia

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Ranked #10 in Rome things to do
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Piazza Venezia, Rome 00187 Italy
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This busy Roman piazza is a major crossroads and the site of the "wedding cake" or "typewriter" monument, a giant white marble structure dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele and hiding the tomb of the ... Read more
unknown soldier. Inside is the Complesso Vittoriano museum, while outside tourists snap photos with men dressed as gladiators, Romans speed by on Vespas, and pigeons swoop and swarm overhead. Occasionally, a poliziotto (policeman) directs traffic.

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From the house there is a bus 916 that ends in Piazza Venezia from where you can walk to the Colosseum through Via dei Fori Imperiali

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The bigger square in the historic centre of Rome. It has many nice monuments, like the famous "Vittoriano" (The Altar of the Fatherland) - it was inaugurated by King Vittorio Emanuele III during the 50th anniversary of the unification of Italy at the Universal Exhibition on June 4th 1911. You can reach this impressive monument in 10 minutes by walk.

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Southampton, United Kingdom

Climb the steps to the top for a beautiful view of Rome and the surrounding landmarks.

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Marsaxlokk

It is said that all roads lead to Rome. It definitely looks like that all roads in Rome lead to Piazza Venezia. Hence it is often busy, sometimes chaotic, with a policeman directing traffic from top of a pedestal. It is still a beautiful open space with a great view of the majestic Monument Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy's first king. The square takes it name from Palazzo Venezia, a palace,with an imposing facade on the square, that used to be the embassy of the Republic of Venice in Rome.

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Foster City, California, USA

One of my favorite plazas in Rome. I sat at a cafe across from it and enjoyed the view of Victor Emmanuel II Monument.

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Local from Rome, Italy

Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, Italy, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via del Corso.

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Padua, Italy

Piazza Venezia is so big and messy you won't never forget it. The astonishing Vittoriano (or Altare della Patria) was built around 1900 to celebrate the king Vittorio Emanuela. Nowadays it is the focal point for every official event concerning Republic celebrations. There is also a small museum, in the back, offering really interesting and reach exhibitions.

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Local from Anzio, Italy

it was built in more recent time, but it is huge, white and full of statues with horses and wings. you must see it . only 10 minutes walking. usually by the side there couple entrance for art exhibition. they did Dali', Van gogh' Picasso and many more. all the major exhibition in Roma

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Tallahassee, Florida

This piazza is dominated by the gargantuan monument to the first King of a united Italy, Victor Emmanuel II. Built in 1905 into the back of Capitoline Hill, destroying ancient Roman structures along the way, it is commonly derided as a wedding cake or typewriter statute. Very white. Bus hub.

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Angra Dos Reis

The Piazza is acctualy very little. But the monument right in front of it is really awesome!!

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Abergavenny, UK

Wow! Standing in the middle of the roundabout, the art and history of great detail that surrounds you is amazing. Just great to have a real wander here. You can even see the Colosseum just in the distance!

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Melbourne, Florida

The Piazza Venezia is the central heart, the very geometric center of Rome. Located on the historic Via del Corso it is a gateway to many historic area including the Roman Forum and the Capitoline Hill.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The former embassy to the city of Venice (They sure don't make 'em like they used to!), this stunning palace intersects with so many streets, it can seem difficult to wander down an alley that doesn't feed into the Piazza. Head through town along the Viale di Fori Imperiali from here to pass along other marvels like the Roman Forum. In a city full of stunning marble columns, some of the architecture can inevitably begin to blur together in American minds. The Piazza Venezia suffers from no such case.

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Reading, UK

Busy road junction in the centre of the old city that contains the Vittorio Emanuelle Monument as well as the Palazzio Venezia from whose balcony Mussolini used to make his speeches.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

The Piazza Venezia is unusual in that it's more a melodramatic relic of fascism than anything else. Still, it's a dominant landmark that you can see for at least a mile up the Via Cavour. When I was in Rome there was an art exhibition held here that I went to see.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

It's another historic sight to see in Rome, one among many. The steps to reach the stop are many and kind of steep, but it's worth it since you get a great view of the city. While it didn't take my breath away, it reminded me how opulent and special Rome is.

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Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

This square is located in the heart of Rome, at the end of the Via del Corso. From here it's only a short walk to some of Rome's most famous sights like the Campidoglio, the Forum Romanum and the Pantheon.
Unlike several more pleasant Roman piazza's like the Piazza del Popolo or the Piazza Navona, chaotic traffic dominates the square.

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Kiryat Gat, Israel

Piazza Venezia great place 2 go very beautifu i was there long time ago it was great :)

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From this square begins the guided tour of the Roman Forum that leads to the Colosseum, through a wide pedestrian promenade, a blast from the past, a must for history buffs!

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

I always love this plaza. A bit too busy and a bit difficult to navigate but the architecture is lovely and the views from the top are impressive. A nice to see of you can arrange it.

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