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Piazza Venezia

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Piazza Venezia.

Piazza Venezia features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Rome City Guide3-day Rome City Guide5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Focal point of modern Rome
  • Imposing monument of Italian Unification

Time required: 20 minutes

Public transport:

  • Bus nr: 30,40,60

Address: Piazza Venezia, 00186 Rome

Things you need to know:

  • Piazza Venezia is a large square and transportation hub almost in the 'geometric center' of Rome
  • Rome's major avenues meet here: Via del Corso, a Via Quattro Novembre, a Via del Plebiscito
  • It takes its name from Palace Venezia (West side) that used to be the embassy of the Republic of Venice
  • The square is dominated by the imposing white Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II (South side) built between 1855 and 1911 to celebrate the Italian Unification
  • The larger palace on the North end (left of Via del Corso) is Palazzo Bonaparte where Napoleon's mother lived
  • In the 1930s, Benito Mussolini used this square to deliver a number of speeches to the Fascist masses filling the whole square and shouting their support to the dictator

What to do there:

  • Admire the imposing Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II

Piazza Venezia features in these preplanned City Guides: