The monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the king under whom Italy was unified in the 19th century, may be an eyesore and a source of annoyance to many native Romans. But the view from the top of the building is amazing. From this vantage point in the center of the city you can see every dome, palazzo and archaeological ruin worth seeing in Rome, including a bird's eye view of the Roman Forum. There are even two free museums celebrating the military history of Italy to visit within the structure. The monument and museums are open Tuesday through Sunday.
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