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Palazzo Venezia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Palazzo Venezia Reserved Entrance with Museum

1. Rome: Palazzo Venezia Reserved Entrance with Museum

Immerse yourself in history at Rome's Venice Palace, where popes slept and Mussolini spoke the people from his famous balcony. With reserved entrance. 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. Download an informative city audio guide and get ready to cross the square to reach the Vittorio Emmanuel II glass elevator, accompanied by your host. The monument's unique chariot statue hides a beautiful panoramic terrace. Take the glass elevator to the top of this massive marble monument for a unique 360-degree panorama of the eternal city. Visit the Central Museum of the Risorgimento, which illustrates a period of Italian history between the end of the 18th century and the First World War. See the Shrine of the Flags and other memorabilia, paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, and weapons. 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 archaeological area or the Trajan's Markets. Plan your visit to Venice Palace and Risorgimento Museum at your leisure.

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: Roman National Museum Ticket with Audio Guide

3. Rome: Roman National Museum Ticket with Audio Guide

Enjoy a smart, self-guided walking audio tour through some of Rome’s most beautiful sights with your smartphone. The itinerary will take you to the city’s artistic masterpieces, including the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Chigi. Discover the stories behind the most powerful and glamorous dynasties in Rome, as you walk through the palaces that have become their historical legacies. Also included in your package is a ticket to the Roman National Museum, including four entrances. Explore breathtaking collections of art created by the greatest painters in history, as well as ancient statues. Take a leap three centuries into the past as you wander the rooms, decorated with precious furnishings preserved in their original state.

Rome: Architecture at the Time of Mussolini’s Fascism

4. 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: Half-Day Guided Electric Bike Tour

5. Rome: Half-Day Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the streets of Rome with a guided electric bike tour. Electric bikes allow you to experience more of the city than walking tours, they let you explore streets unreachable by cars, and because they're battery powered, you hardly even have to pedal. Ride through Piazza Venezia, the central square of Rome. Then coast by the Colosseum, the famous arena where gladiators spilled blood in front of audiences of thousands. After stopping to take photos, visit a pleasant and quiet park which hides the ruins of the emperor Trajan's baths. Cruise through back streets, hidden piazzas, and secret passages, as you learn about must-see sights such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Ride through the gorgeous Villa Borghese, as well as the lovely scenic neighborhoods of Trastevere. Cross the river and see the famous Tiber Island, one of the oldest parts of Rome and also features Rome's oldest bridge dating back to ancient history. After traversing the river, take a journey through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter, a still vibrant Jewish community.

Rome: the Eternal City in a Day

6. Rome: the Eternal City in a Day

Visit the Vatican city in the morning and make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience as, besides being an incredible showcase of art, you will learn about the history and stories of this holy and mysterious Christian Kingdom, with St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum. Marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and hear about the new discoveries on the original messages in his painted “code”, stroll where only Popes and crown heads used to walk. The afternoon will be dedicated to the discovery of the ancient heart of the city, as Rome is also Cesars, gladiators, chariots, centurions, emperors. In the Roman Forum and the Colosseum your guide will make the daily life and times of ancient Rome come to life with enthusiasm and humor. You'll relive life, while visiting the archeological sites, as a gladiator, emperor, slave, Vestal Virgin, senator, merchant and goddess! Includes visits to: St. Peter's Basilica, the vast dome of St. Peter is visible from everywhere in the city with its impressive Square, fountains and semicircular colonnades crowned with statues. Vatican Museums – The world’s greatest art collection with over 65.000 masterpieces: Bernini Staircase, Galleries with frescos and statues, Tapestries, Historical Maps, Roman and Greek sculptures, tombstones, and sarcophagus. The Sistine Chapel – With Michelangelo’s masterpieces of the "Creation" and the "Last Judgment", and other important frescoes from Botticelli, Perugino and Ghirlandaio. The Colosseum – A great monument built to the magnificence of the Roman Empire with its enormous arena, marble seats and subterranean passages and where Gladiatorial combats took place. The Roman Forum – It was the political, religious and commercial center of the ancient City with the most important temples and halls of justice. As the Roman Empire expanded, this few acres of land became the center of the civilized world. We’ll walk through temples, marble triumphal arches, government buildings and follow the paths of religious processions, political demonstrations, elections, important speeches, and parade of conquering generals which were held in the Forum. Venice Square – overshadowed by a monument dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II that was built also to commemorate Italian unification and that incorporates the tomb of the unknown soldier, and the 15th century Palazzo Venezia, which was Mussolini’s official residence. Capitol Hill – the most sacred hill for the Romans; Trajan market and Trajan column.

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What people are saying about Palazzo Venezia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 78 reviews

A beautiful siite and amazing view of the Roman Coleseum, Forum and Palantine Hill. You won't be disappointed. Ticket office to exchange voucher for ticket is across the large boulevard from the Altar of the Fatherland. Cross the large bus stop. Ticket office sign does not face directly to the street.

Barbara is a great tour guide, in 3 hours she showed all the gems of Rome. My son and I was very pleased. If you want to try best i e cream ask Barbara. Thanks to a driver too, very professional.

You first have to take quite a few stairs, until you reach the top. Once you have walked around the building, you will arrive at the elevator. Nice view upstairs! Well worth it.

The view is well worth the trip up, it’s an amazing vantage point! We were one of the first up there and I’d recommend going early as can imagine it gets crowded!

Better than I imagined - I was overwhelmed to see that beautiful city from that perspective. simply fascinating