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Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia
  • Giorni Feriali
  • Giorni Festivi

The piazza is of course dominated by the overpowering “Altare della Patria” (Altar of the Fatherland) a monument to honour Victor Emanuel II, unified Italy’s first king, which is however also often unsympathetically referred to as either the “wedding cake” or the “typewriter”. The piazza takes its name from Palazzo Venezia, once a residential papal palace from where Venetian Pope Paul II watched the jockeyless “barberi” (small, robust horses from North Africa) race down the length of the Via del Corso. Source: turismoroma.it