Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia, Rome

The Basics

Expect to cross Piazza Venezia as you pass from the Colosseum and Roman Forum on one side and the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain on the other. Named for Palazzo Venezia—the former embassy of the Republic of Venice, today the seat of the National Museum—on one side, the square also houses a monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, crowned king when Italy reuinified in 1861.

Join a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Rome, or take a walking, e-bike, or Segway tour of Rome’s most famous attractions, and you will pass through this chaotic yet stately square.

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Pizza Class in Rome - Cooking Classes around Piazza Navona
Pizza Class in Rome - Cooking Classes around Piazza Navona
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This experience was so much fun! Bei was funny and made our experience so much fun from start to finish. We made Roma pizza which was really nice and had brancetta and tomato with a glass of white wine which was beautiful. Definitely recommend doing this experience. It is also in walking distance from central time where you will find lots of shops, restaurants and street performers.. I LOVE ROMA!!
Kathryn_H, Feb 2024

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Piazza Venezia offers the best views and photo-ops of the Vittorio Emanuele Monument.

  • Nighttime, when the Vittorio Emanuele Monument is dramatically lit, is when the plaza is most atmospheric.

  • The square is accessible to wheelchair users, but the constant flow of heavy traffic requires caution when crossing.

  • If crossing the square on foot, be careful to use the pedestrian crosswalks.

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How to Get There

Piazza Venezia is in the very center of Rome between Capitoline Hill and the historic center, and a number of city bus routes stop in the square. You can also walk from the nearby Colosseo stop on the metro B line.

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When to Get There

This busy square sees less traffic at night, and the lit Vittorio Emanuele Monument is particularly striking after sunset.

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The Fascist History of Piazza Venezia

For many Italians, Piazza Venezia is inexorably linked to Mussolini and the rise of fascism in the early 20th century. Palazzo Venezia was the headquarters of the fascist party—Il Duce had his office in the palace’s Sala del Mappamondo—and Mussolini delivered his most important speeches from its balcony overlooking the square. Huge fascist symbols hung from the palazzo’s facade during the regime.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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