Located almost in the 'geometric centre' of Rome (after a complex
series of reconstructions),
Piazza Venezia was named after the Cardinal
Venezia who, in 1455, ordered the construction of his own Palace (Palazzo
Venezia) that later became the seat of 'Serenissima' (Republic of Venice).
Close to the palace we can find Palazzetto Venezia that was reconstructed in
1882 and placed in the current location.
On the sqare, opposite to the palace we can observe the
building of Assicurazioni Generali (insurance company) that replaced old
On the southern side of the piazza the outstanding Monument of
Victor Emanuel II ('Il Vittoriano') can be easily spotted: it was build
between 1855 and 1911 to celebrate the Italian Unification.
On the opposite
side (north) we can see the Palazzo Bonaparte (home of Napoleon's mother) and
Palazzo delle Aste with via del Corso in between. Close to
the Palazzo Venezia stands San Marco Church, founded in 1336 by the
Pope Marco, restored in 1792 and rebuilt in 1833 (the tower is the only
original part of the church).
How to get there: bus n. 40 stop: Piazza Venezia
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