Piazza Venezia is one of the busiest intersections in Rome, Italy, and if you’ve explored the main attractions in Rome, you have probably come across it on several occasions. Dominating this busy piazza is the enormous Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, built in the early 20th century and mostly hated by the local Romans. Although this huge building doesn’t seem to have any real purpose besides being a monument, I found the architecture and pure size to be quite impressive.
I took this photo about half way up the monument after walking up the first few flights of stairs. They have really focused on the Roman style of architecture, and to me, nothing describes this better than the typical columns that you can see in this photo. When I ever I see architecture like this, I automatically think Roman or Ancient Greek.
The Vittorio Emanule II Monument is free to enter apart from the very top, and it leads from Piazza Venezia to Capitoline Hill, so it is definitely worth exploring if you are in Rome.