Discovering the Vittoriano

The Thousand Stories of VIVE
- Sunday 12 November, 11 a.m.

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. We continue with a visit to the temporary exhibition "Angelo Zanelli and the Altar of the Fatherland" where we explore in depth the sculptural decoration of the monument to finally reach, the spectacular Panoramic Terrace at the top and enjoy a unique view of the city of Rome.

WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 11 a.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 3 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. 

For information contact the education team by sending an email to:

* From June 15 to December 15, under Decree Law No. 61 of June 1, 2023, the cost of the entrance ticket to the VIVE - Vittoriano and Palazzo Venezia is increased by 1 euro. The measure is aimed at financing interventions for the protection and reconstruction of cultural heritage damaged by the floods that occurred in May in Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Marche.