Altar of The Fatherland Hours & Info
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The Altare della Patria, also known in English as the Altar of the Fatherland, or Vittoriano, is a monument in Rome built in honor of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of Italy. The Vittoriano is located on the Capitoline Hill, along with other important monuments of the Ancient Rome Area such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forums, overlooking the stunning Piazza Venezia.
|Opening Hours: 9.30am - 7.30pm (last admission 6.45 pm)|
|Best Time To Visit: 10.00am or 5.30pm|
|Tickets: Not Needed (tickets are needed only for the elevators and the museum)|
|Accessibility: Partially Accessible|
How to Visit
1PLAN YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE
– Check in advance opening hours and tickets info, and add this monument to your travel list; if you are planning to go to the top of the building your visit will take at least 30 minutes.
2CHECK IN ADVANCE THE BEST TIME VISIT
– Springtime and Summertime: 10.00am or 5.30pm;
– Fall and Wintertime: from 11.30am to 2.30pm;
3WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
– Summertime: sneakers, sun cream and a hat;
– Wintertime: sneakers, umbrella and raincoat
1 January, 1 May and 25 December
The Altar of the Fatherland is open every day from 9.30am to 7.30pm
Note: last admissions is 1 hour before closing time (6.30pm)
Important information: the gates of the main entrance in Piazza Venezia close at 4.00 pm (wintertime) or at 5.00 pm (summertime). After 4.00 pm/5.00 pm (depending on seasonality) the monument and elevators are accessible only from the side entrances in Piazza del Campidoglio, Piazza dell’Aracoeli and from Via dei Fori Imperiali.
Entrance is free.
NOTE: You shall pay for the entrance only if you want to reach the Terrazza delle Quadrighe on top of the monument by elevators.
The two crystal elevators were inaugurated on May 2007 and lead to the terrace from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Rome.
PRICE AND FEES:
- Full entrance: 7,00€
- Reduced entrance: 3,50€ (from 10 to 18 years old)
- Free Entrance: + €2Reservation Fee for online booking
Apply to: for kids under 10 years old and people with disabilities
Wheelchair Accessibility Service:
People with motor disabilities and their escorts can reach the Middle Terrace by elevator. The entrance is on the right side of the monument in Via del Teatro Marcello.
+ 39 066783587
Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 7.30pm
How to Reach
1FROM THE CITY CENTER TO ALTAR OF THE FATHERLAND
Bus Lines (Piazza Venezia Bus Stops):
Piazza Venezia, 00186 Rome, Italy
Get directions from Google Maps
ALTAR OF TE FATHERLAND
Altar of the Fatherland Historical Facts
The monumental complex known as Altar of the Fatherland, or Victor Emmanuel Monument, was built to celebrate the magnificence of Rome, capital of Italy, and to commemorate the unification of Italy into a single nation.
The white building featuring two chariots on top can be spotted from almost everywhere in Rome thanks to its imposing structure and to the location on one side of the Capitoline Hill. Read More…
Altar of the Fatherland FAQ
Do I need tickets for the Altar of the Fatherland?
The Altar of the Fatherland is free to visit.
Tickets are necessary only to access the terrace by the two panoramic elevators inaugurated in 2007 and to visit the museum and the other spaces hosting temporary exhibitions. Alternatively, you can access the terrace through the staircase for free.
Shall I pre-book the ticket for the elevators?
There’s no need to pre-book the ticket for the elevator. Usually, there is just a little line to access the terrace as most of the people access the terrace trough the staircase.
Where can I check the exhibits hosted at the Vittoriano?
The monumental spaces host several exhibits. You can check ongoing events at Il Vittoriano.
Is there a dress code to access the Altar of the Fatherland?
There’s no official dress code to access the monument. However, we recommend to wear comfortable footwear. Watch the marble steps, they are slippery!
Moreover, next to the Altar of the Fatherland there’s the Church of Aracoeli. If you want to visit it your knees and shoulders must be covered (capris are allowed).