Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

1. Rome: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

See the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about everyday Roman life, the Colosseum’s gory history, and the city’s rumored founding hill. After entering the Colosseum, tour the amphitheater as your guide brings history to life. Visit the normally off-limits arena floor and imagine the roaring crowds from the gladiators’ perspective. Next up, visit the Roman Forum, the epicenter of Roman political, religious, and social life. Home to the Temple of Julius Caesar and Roman Senate, it was full of grand, classical architecture and a marketplace. Walk up to Palatine Hill, the reputed birthplace of Rome and the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome. Enjoy panoramic views of Rome from here, including exceptional views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

Rome: Panoramic Glass Elevator Ticket with Audio App

2. Rome: Panoramic Glass Elevator Ticket with Audio App

Marvel at the beauties of the city of Rome from the rooftop of the monument dedicated to Victor Emmanuel II (Vittoriano) in Venice Square. Experience a breathtaking view of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill from a special and beautiful perspective. Enjoy the Venice Palace and the Risorgimento Museum included in your ticket. Start your visit with a multimedia video on the beautiful Ancient Rome in the local partner's office. Download an informative city audioguide and get ready to cross the square to reach the Victor Emmanuel II glass elevator, accompanied by a host. The monument's unique chariot statue hides a beautiful panoramic terrace. Take the glass elevator to go up to the top of this massive marble monument for a unique 360-degree panorama of the eternal city. Learn about the monument with your Rome city audio guide app on your smartphone. The panoramic elevator experience is ideal before the visit to the Colosseum archeological area or the Trajan's Markets.

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

Rome: Evening City Tour by Golf Cart with Gelato

4. Rome: Evening City Tour by Golf Cart with Gelato

Let us drive you around the city in comfort, showing you all the sites. With departures every evening for a tour with a guide at your disposal, you can really make the most out of your time in Rome. Highlights: Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) Populo Square (Piazza del Popolo) Mausoleum Emperor Augustus Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) Pantheon Navona Square (Piazza Navona) St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) Fontana Acqua Paola Piazza Venezia Victor Emanuele II Monument & Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Vittoriano) Column of Trajan (Colonna Traiana)

90-Minute Tour in Convoy in Vintage Fiat 500

5. 90-Minute Tour in Convoy in Vintage Fiat 500

What better way to surprise your partner for the holidays than with a unique vintage car tour in Rome? This exciting 90-minute tour in a chauffeured Vintage FIAT 500 is a perfect way to celebrate your Roman Holiday and discover amazing spots of the Eternal City. Begin the tour only 200 meters from the Colosseum, and get cozy in your vintage vehicle, while your chauffeur sets out for parts of Rome rarely visited by tourists. Admire the spectacular panorama of Rome from the Garden of Lovers on Aventine Hill, and peep through the famed keyhole of the quiet Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta. The last stop of the accelerated tour is to the Janiculum Hill, from where you can see the Pantheon, enjoy the view of the Pantheon, the Villa Medici, as well as the Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland).

Rome: Hop On Hop Off Open-Bus Tour Ticket

6. Rome: Hop On Hop Off Open-Bus Tour Ticket

Visit iconic and historic landmarks of Rome with a  hop-on hop-off bus tour. See the iconic places like Republic Square, Santa Maria Degli Angeli Cathedral, Viminale Palace, and more.  You can get off at any of the stops along the route and explore your favorite spots at your own pace. Ride through the famous attractions including the Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Eliseo Theatre, Trajan’s column, Imperial Forums, Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and many more.  You will learn about each attraction and its history through the audioguide. Travel around and through the city center of this historic city on an open-top double-decker bus. 

Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

7. Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

Join an expert guide on an enchanting journey through the historic cobbled streets of the Eternal City. Hear tales of history and intrigue from throughout the centuries. First, explore the Trevi Fountain and the beautiful Spanish Steps. Learn about the history of these stunning monuments and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Then, head to the Pantheon, the best-preserved building of Ancient Rome. Marvel at the scale of the building and the giant columns, and look through the famous oculus of the dome. Learn about the incredible history of this monument that spans nearly 2,000 years. End your tour at Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most splendid squares, home to Bernini’s renowned Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Rome: Palazzo Venezia Reserved Entrance with Museum

8. Rome: Palazzo Venezia Reserved Entrance with Museum

Discover Venice Palace, initially a papal residence and then the seat of the fascist state. Also, enjoy access to the Museum of the Risorgimento and the Vittoriano Monument. Start your visit with a multimedia video on Ancient Rome in the tour operator's office. Learn about its history as a papal residence, and how it became the seat of the fascist government. Stroll through the wonderful garden of the Venice Palace hidden within the walls. You can also visit the Altar of the Fatherland and the Museum of the Risorgimento. Enjoy breathtaking views from the Vittoriano terrace. The panoramic elevator experience is ideal before the visit to the Colosseum archaeological area or Trajan's Markets. Visit the Central Museum of the Risorgimento and learn about the era of Italy’s unification. Go back to the late 19th and early 20th century and learn about the Risorgimento through memorabilia, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and weapons.

Rome: Architecture at the Time of Mussolini’s Fascism

9. Rome: Architecture at the Time of Mussolini’s Fascism

This unique bus and walking architecture tour will allow you to explore the obscure district of Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR). Originally chosen in the 1930s as the site for the 1942 World Fair, Mussolini's building project in Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR) included an architectural style that was truly the first of its kind. Rational Architecture was defined by its modern, exaggerated and authoritarian structures using the same type of stone as the Colosseum.  Unfortunately, the onset of WW II prevented the World Fair from actually happening, but you can still see the architecture, now a symbol of this Fascist period of Italy. An undiscovered neighborhood with buildings so unique, they stand out from the rest of Rome. The first stop on this Rome architecture tour by bus will be Foro Italico (formerly Foro Mussolini), a massive sports complex located just north of the city center. Built between 1928 and 1939 and inspired by the Roman forums of the Imperial era, it is here that you can find the obelisk for Mussolini, Stadio dei Marmi (Stadium of the Marbles). Examine famous buildings and urban spaces such as the Bassorilievo Palazzo Uffici (the first building to be completed in this new district in 1939), Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (the Square Colosseum) synonymous with EUR and this period in general and Via Cristoforo Colombo, the street that links Ostia to the historic center. After discovering EUR, a neighborhood frozen in time and now the symbol of the dark past that was fascist Rome, it will be time to return to the city center so you can compare the two drastically different styles of architecture and periods of Rome's vast history. Now back to Rome city center, you will pass by Piazza Venezia (Altare della Patria) and Vittorio Emanuele II Monument - the central hub of the Eternal City. You will then pass by Palazzo Venezia, the balcony made famous for many of Mussolini’s speeches during WW II. Walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali, the road that runs from Piazza Venezia straight to the Colosseum. Wander amongst the ruins of the ancient Roman Forum as you make your way towards the most recognizable monument in all of Italy, and perhaps the world. The perfect way to end this architecture sightseeing tour in Rome, allowing you to travel through time.

Rome: City Highlights Segway Tour

10. Rome: City Highlights Segway Tour

Set off to see the most iconic sights of Rome in a unique and informative way on this guided Segway tour. Learn about the history of the city as you uncover hidden parts of the city and see top attractions like the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.  Start your tour with a brief training session to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your Segway. Visit Rome's most important landmarks in leisurely way on easy-to-navigate paths. Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, cruise up Capitoline Hill, and admire the elegance of the Spanish Steps. Choose from different tour option to go on routes that cover different sites. Pick a longer tour to see more sights. See the most important sites in a fun and environmentally-friendly way. Your guide will also tell you personal stories and experiences about local life in the city.

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What people are saying about Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument

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based on 3,043 reviews

Pickup point easy to locate. Very good audio narration. great value, and excellent option to take this bus to familiarize yourself with all important sights of Rome for 1st time visitors like us. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour so much so that we stayed onboard the bus for a 2nd go around so that we didn”t miss anything. Highly recommend,

The Big Bus Hop on Hop off Rome was excellent! A great way to get around the city and the narration was very good.

It was a great tour, quite informative. You take in alot of the sights in a small amount of time.

Jason was an amazing tour guide, he was so knowledgeable! We loved it!

Best way to see sights externally, crowds excessive