A square in a high traffic area, a short walk from the ruins of ancient Rome and with historical buildings surrounding it, that offer great views of the city.
Piazza Venezia situated in the heart of Rome is at the end of the Via del Corso. It's only a short walk from here to the most famous sights in Rome including Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. There are many places of interest to see around the Piazza including Palazzo Venezia built between 1455 and 1464 by Cardinal Pietro Barbo who went on to become Pope Paul II, it is now home to the museum of the same name. the Il Vittoriano monument is in contrast to the rest of the building being constructed from pure white marble it sits in the Piazza for all to see, it is well worth a visit for the views and historical significance.
Even though this Piazza is a main thoroughfare for traffic it is worth visiting if you have an interest in Italian history. Palazzo Bonaparte was named after Letizia Bonaparte the mother of Emperor Napoleon I, she was granted asylum here and lived out the rest of her life in this building. Palazzo Venezia was once a papal residence, it was handed to Venice by Pope Pius IV and they used it as their embassy. When it was acquired by the government in 1916 Mussolini used it as his headquarters and addressed the people from the balcony.
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