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Piazza Venezia, Rome

Overview

Piazza Venezia - view from Vittoriano
Piazza Venezia - view from Vittoriano

Photo by Nonmipare on Wikimedia Commons

It is a famous central piazza in Rome. It's located at the foot of the Capitoline Hill, and is the intersection of several important streets: Via del Corso, Via Cesare Battisti (the continuation of Via Quattro Novembre and Via Nazionale), Via dei Fori Imperiali, Via del Teatro di Marcello and Via del Plebiscito (continuing Corso Vittorio Emanuele II). Its name come from Palazzo Venezia, located on its west side, which currently houses the The Museo nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia. When the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument was built on one side of the piazza, the current layout of the piazza was achieved by enlarging the existing piazza demolishing or relocating the existing building. As an example, the Palazzetto di Venezia was dismantled and rebuilt southwest of the Palazzo.