Piazza Venezia is the hub of Roman life, where the city’s history meets the speed of modernity.
Piazza Venezia is the hub of Roman life, where the city’s history meets the speed of modernity. It is situated at the intersection of the five most important roads of the capital, including Via del Corso and Via dei Fori Imperiali. As Romans say, the piazza is only “four steps away” from the Capitoline Hill and Trajan’s Forum, making it the most popular meeting place in Rome.
The square is dominated by a grand marble monument to the first king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. Il Vittoriano complex also serves as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Altar of the Fatherland. What is more, Il Vittoriano offers a spectacular panoramic viewpoint. For example, you can see the Palace of Venice, one of the oldest Renaissance palaces in Rome, built in the 15th century. The palace later became the headquarters of Benito Mussolini. It was from its balconies that he gave his most influential and famous speeches. On the opposite side of the square, you can see Palazzo Generali, built in 1906, which was meant to be a virtual copy of Palazzo Venezia. To the right of Palazzo Venezia, there is Palazzo Bonaparte, the home and the asylum to the mother of another European dictator, Napoleon.
Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
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