Discovering the Vittoriano

The Thousand Stories of VIVE
- Friday 21 april, 5.30 pm

The visit to the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, or Vittoriano, is an unmissable experience for all, Italians and non-Italians. The complex was designed in January 1878 in honour of the first king of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II and the whole unfolding of the Risorgimento. Since 1921 it has housed the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other memories of our history. Participants enter through the monumental gate on Piazza Venezia, climb up to the Altar of the Fatherland and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, look at the statue of Victor Emmanuel II on horseback, remain breathless in front of the dimensions of the Piazzale del Bollettino and the Sommoportico, to finally reach the spectacular Panoramic Terrace at the top and enjoy a unique view of the city of Rome.

WHEN: Friday, April 21
TIME: 5.30 p.m. 
WHERE: Vittoriano
MEETING POINT: Vittoriano entrance, Ara Coeli side

Information and reservations

This tour costs 5 euros. The cost of the visit is in addition to the admission charge to VIVE. 

Up to 18 years old admission is free and between 18 and 25 years costs only 2 euros.

To take part in the tour, book and buy your ticket at least 2 days in advance by clicking here

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your visit at the meeting point. 

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