Vittoriano

Constructed in 1885 by Giuseppe Sacconi to commemorate Victor Emmanuel II, unified Italy's first king, this monument dwarfs all others in Rome through its sheer size and stark whiteness. Given various nicknames by its detractors (including "the typewriter" and "the set of dentures"), it houses the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento. From the top (accessed by a lift) there is a fine view of the city.

Useful information

Address:

00184 Roma

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

daily 9.30am-5.30pm (last admission 45min before closing)

Nearby tourist attractions

Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Roma
0:30
Aracoeli Steps Aracoeli Steps
Aracoeli Steps
Roma
Piazza Venezia Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia
Roma
0:15
Palazzo Nuovo Palazzo Nuovo
Palazzo Nuovo
Roma
3:00
Cordonata Steps Cordonata Steps
Cordonata Steps
Roma
Piazza del Campidoglio Piazza del Campidoglio
Piazza del Campidoglio
Roma
1:00
See all