Definitive guide

Piazza Venezia

Dominated by the beauty of its monuments, the evocative Piazza Venezia stands out among other Roman squares because it represents the encounter between ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque Rome. Many of the capital’s main districts converge here, and with them, the Eternal City’s history.


Piazza Venezia, one of the most well-known squares of the capital, is the place where three districts merge: the Pigna (pine cone) district to the west, the Trevi districts to the east, and Campitelli district to the south. This particular location made the square, ever since ancient times, an important trade crossing point.

The five historical roads that start here make it a key point of the urban fabric. The oldest is Via del Corso, which links the square to the northern part of the capital. The path followed by Via del Corso dates back to 220 B.C. and retraces the Via Flaminia path, one of the most important consular roads.

The Piazza gets its name (meaning Venice Square) from the nearby Palazzo Venezia (Venice Palace). It has the honor of being the place where the famous Vittoriano stands - it is one of the most representative monuments honoring the Unification of Italy.


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