Piazza Venezia - Piazza Venezia information and pictures

Piazza Venezia is within a walking distance form Capitoline Hill. The square is busy with traffic unlike the Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo. Two landmarks are dominating the square - Palazzo Venezia and Victor Emmanuel Monument.

Palazzo Venezia was built between 1455 and 1464 by Cardinal Pietro Barbo and was one of the first Renaissance buildings in Rome. The building is now a museum with a collection of early Renaissance paintings, sculptures and ceramics.

Victor Emmanuel Monument is a white marble building also known as Il Vittoriano and was dedicated to Italy’s first king Victor Emmanuel II. It was finished in 1911 and the bronze statue of the king adorns the front of the building. Its design reflects the spirit of the ancient Roman forums. The structure holds the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The building is highly disliked by the Italians because of its gigantic proportions and is often referred to as the “wedding cake”. Still it offers spectacular views over the city.

How to get to Piazza Venezia: By Bus 40, 64, from Termini Station or 63, 95 form Piazza Barberini.

Opening times for Piazza Venezia Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30AM to 7:30 PM
Victor Emmanuel Monument Rome
Victor Emmanuel Monument, Rome

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