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Vittorio Emanuele II Monument

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Vittorio Emanuele II Monument.

Vittorio Emanuele II Monument features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Rome City Guide5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Spectacular view of Rome
  • Imposing memorial building

Time required: 30 minutes

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 9:30am - 7:30pm


Ticket type Charge
General: 7 €
Under 10: Free

Public transport:

  • Bus nr. 30, 40, 60

Address: Piazza Venezia, 00186 Rome

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: Rik_C

Things you need to know:

  • Vittorio Emanuele II Monument honors the Italian Unification and Victor Emannuel II, the first king of the unified Italy
  • Construction began in 1855 and finished in 1935, although it was inaugurated in 1911
  • The monument is built of pure white marble
  • The black center statue shows Victor Emmanuel on horseback
  • The two statues on the top of the monument feature goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas
  • The structure is 135 m (443 ft) wide and 70 m (230 ft) high
  • The base of the structure houses the museum of Italian Reunification

What to do there:

  • Climb the steps and head towards the outdoor cafĂ© (on your left side when facing the monument)
  • Take the glass elevator to the rooftop for the grandest, 360-degree view of the center of Rome
  • Helpful panoramic diagrams describe the skyline, with powerful binoculars available for zooming in on particular sights

Vittorio Emanuele II Monument features in these preplanned City Guides: