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Altar of the Fatherland

Rome, Italy
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The Altar of the Fatherland, also known as the National Monument for Vittorio Emanuele II, is an iconic and monumental structure located in the heart of Rome. It was built as a tribute to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, and stands as a symbol of national pride and unity. Upon approaching the monument, visitors are immediately captivated by its impressive architecture and intricate detailing. The white marble façade shines brilliantly under the Roman sun, showcasing the grandeur of the structure. Every inch of the monument is adorned with statues, columns, and reliefs, each representing different aspects of Italy's rich history and culture. At the center of the monument stands a majestic equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel II, honoring the man who played a pivotal role in the unification of Italy. This statue adds an air of majesty to the surroundings, creating a powerful and awe-inspiring atmosphere. One of the highlights of visiting the Altar of the Fatherland is the panoramic views from its terrace. The elevated position provides a breathtaking vista of both the old and new city, allowing visitors to appreciate the beauty and grandeur of Rome from above. It's a popular spot for tourists and locals alike to capture memorable photos against the backdrop of the city's iconic landmarks. The monument's location at Piazza Venezia ensures its central role in the city's layout. It's within walking distance of several important historical sites, making it a natural part of any sightseeing itinerary in Rome. While opinions on the monument may vary due to its imposing size and design, it remains a remarkable testament to Italy's history and national pride. Whether you choose to explore the interior and visit the museum or simply admire the exterior, the Altar of the Fatherland is a must-visit attraction for those seeking to delve into Rome's past and present.
Address:Piazza Venezia, Roma
Phone:+39 06 0608



Definitely worth it! It was really hot as we went in early September. Don’t worry if you are scared of heights the elevator is mostly between the buil.. Read more »
The National Monument for Vittorio Emanuele II - The monument was built in honor of the first king who united Italy - Vittorio Emanuele II. The width .. Read more »
The Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, an imposing and grandiose structure in the heart of Rome, stands as a symbol of Italy's unification and patriotism.. Read more »
Definitely worth looking at. I didn't realise that you could get in. From the front it looks fenced off with security, when actually you can walk in a.. Read more »
An incredible massive building with art detailes. Everything you see is an art piece. Statues, columns, steps… everything. There is a bus station next.. Read more »
This is probably the grandest monument I have ever witnessed to a single person. This is such a grand display for the people of Italy's appreciation f.. Read more »
Amazing building with so much to see. There is a nice cafe past the first museum entrance and then an elevator just past the cafe for an awesome view .. Read more »
Interesting, inside and out. It's also the tomb of the unknown soldier. We were able to look out the back of the museum at the top and get some cool .. Read more »
Great accidental find! This wasn't on our list of things to see but we passed it several times on our way to other places, finally taking time to stop.. Read more »
I knew nothing about the existence of this monument before my visit to Rome and we kinda stumbled upon it because I wanted to visit Trajan's Column. I.. Read more »
Fortunate to go on the day it was free, however, as you can imagine, the crowds were massive. Due to that we didn't go up the elevator, which usually .. Read more »
If you're looking for a sight that will leave you in awe, look no further than Rome's Altar of the Fatherland. This majestic monument is a true wonder.. Read more »
This is beautiful!! It is also free unless you want to pay 12€ to ride the elevator up to the very top. Even on the top free level, the views are spec.. Read more »
Absolutely breathtaking view from the outside. A beautiful structure to see and walk along. The inside doesn't have very much so don't pay to see the.. Read more »
This place is definitely a place you need to visit. Its so grand and should be viewed both in the day time and night. They call it the wedding cake bu.. Read more »
From above you see Rome 360°. Amazing view. It has a big picture on it that explains what everything is around you. The elevator ride is €12 and ch.. Read more »
This monument is absolutely stunning! Most of it is outdoors and it’s free to visit. Massive imperial marble stairs take you by stunning statuary and.. Read more »
Absolutely stunning place to visit. The workmanship that went into building it is immense! Plenty of stairs but unfortunately didn't see any ramps so .. Read more »
It was my favourite place in Rome. The towering structure is spectacular. As you climb the stairs to the first landing you can appreciate the architec.. Read more »
The entrance is free, you only have to show your green pass. You can walk to the top for amazing views! You only have to pay if you want to take an el.. Read more »
A place you cannot miss in Rome. This place is beautiful and massive that it really is something to look at. Saw it during the night with the downside.. Read more »
Beautiful building. Entry is free. Beautiful Cafe located in the upper deck of the building that has lovely panoramic views of Rome. Worth the 12 euro.. Read more »
Free to get into the Altar- No reservations needed! (You do need a green pass) There are beautiful views & a cute Cafe looking towards the Colosseum. .. Read more »
Beautiful visit. It’s just the building but it’s worth it. You have great views of the city and good photo opportunities. There is a paid elevator yo.. Read more »
This is a beautiful and building that makes its presence known by how it is situated and positioned. Modern compared to most of it's surroundings but .. Read more »
Lovely building with an interesting history. Classic style built in the 1900's so not as old as it's style would have us believe. You can get to roof .. Read more »
It is in my personal opinion that this ranks up there with the colosseum and the Vatican in beauty and the wow effect. I loved every minute I was ther.. Read more »
The outside is far more impressive than the inside. Still a nice view of Rome. Not worth it when there is a long line though. We could go in quickly a.. Read more »
This was totally worth it. It costs $0 to enter and once you do you will get some great views and get to look at the huge monument. There’s and eleva.. Read more »
Very nice view from the up above. No entry ticket to pay for the general view, no reservation needed. You just need to stay in the line (if any) and .. Read more »
A beautiful monument in Rome honoring the first king of unified Italy-Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy. A big statue of him is erected in the center of the.. Read more »
This building is awe inducing and beautiful from the outside (I did not go in). However, tthe area is a bit of tourist trap and difficult to get out o.. Read more »
The colossal monument (135 m wide and 70 m high) was made in honour of Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, the first king of a unified Italy. In the middle o.. Read more »
Before blackberries, frogs were only kumquats. This is not to discredit the idea that reflective camels show us how kittens can be turtles! The curran.. Read more »
IMPRESSIVE VIEWS! The structure of this place is incredible, and there is a viewpoint where you can admire the whole city. The walk to get to the buil.. Read more »
It's one of the most beautiful buildings that Rome has to offer in my personal opinion. The Altar of the Fatherland is a breathtaking building. Especi.. Read more »
People have mixed reviews about it. If you ask the locals - some call it a monster/Typewriter/ wedding cake. But personally I do like this structure, .. Read more »
Impressive, large building commemorating the founder of the modern Italian republic. Situated in the center of the city, the self-guided walk takes yo.. Read more »
Impressive building. Maybe one of my favorite in Rome. The entrance is free. The visit is very quick but totally worth it ?
Great view outstanding scene, the entrance for free it's one way only so you will keep walking until the other side exit there's only a panoramic elev.. Read more »
Stunning and it has a hidden gem of an elevator round the back which takes you to the top of the monument and you get 360 view of the city. I found it.. Read more »
Grandiose monument/building. Don't forget to take the elevator to the top of the building for best views of the city.
A magnificat structure with brilliant views. Well work a visit. Small queue and good COVID-19 protection
Beautiful place. Entry is free but you have to wait in a line for a bit. We’ve waited just about 30 minutes and it was so worth it. The views are stun.. Read more »
Beautiful and REALLY big. Not-so-old building with lots of dead people's statues. Best place in Rome for people who like The Sixth Sense (lots of dead.. Read more »
A truly magnificent piece of Roman architecture that allows you to walk in it, through it and on top of it. You will need to pay a few Euros to take .. Read more »