Climb to the top for both the Art Nouveau mosaics in the colonnade and the stunning view.
It’s worth climbing to the top of this monument, not only to appreciate the enormity of the thing, but also to see the Art Nouveau mosaics in the colonnade and – most importantly – to enjoy the view from the only place where you can see the whole city centre without the panorama being disturbed by the bulk of the Vittoriano itself. Even more impressive than the view after a hike up the steps is the panorama from the very top level of the monument, reached by a glass elevator accessed from behind the monument, by the side of the Aracoeli church. Choose a clear day: extending over the whole city and out to countryside and hills beyond, the panorama is simply breathtaking.
00186 Roma RM
|Opening hours:||Monument, lift & Museo del Risorgimento 9.30am-6.45pm daily. Sacrario delle Bandiere 9.30am-3pm TueSun. Ala Brasini (06 678 0664, open during exhibitions only) 9.30am-7.30pm Mon-Thur; 9.30am-10pm Fri, Sat; 9.30am-8.30pm Sun.|