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Tickets to Altare della Patria Glass Elevator

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  • Enjoy a visit to the magnificent Victor Emmanuel II monument, and reach its hidden terrace in a glass elevator.
  • See the eternal city from a new perspective atop Capitoline Hill. Catch clear views of famous attractions like the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum.
  • Dive into Rome’s history with the help of an audio guide and multimedia video. Or choose the ticket option that gives you access to the lush Palazzo Venezia gardens!
  • Enjoy a visit to the magnificent Victor Emmanuel II monument, and reach its hidden terrace in a glass elevator.
  • See the eternal city from a new perspective atop Capitoline Hill. Catch clear views of famous attractions like the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum.
  • Dive into Rome’s history with the help of an audio guide and multimedia video. Or choose the ticket option that gives you access to the lush Palazzo Venezia gardens!

Inclusions

  • Entry to Altare della Patria Glass Elevator
  • Audio guide app (optional)
  • 25-minute Ancient Rome multimedia video (optional)
  • Access to Palazzo Venezia gardens (optional)

Exclusions

  • Live guide
  • Guests are required to bring their own headphones to enjoy the audio guide experience.
  • Pets are not allowed into the attraction.
  • Luggage and large bags are not allowed into the attraction.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Altar of the Fatherland | The Monument of Victor Emmanuel II 

Locally called the “Roman Wedding Cake” for its architectural resemblance to a tiered wedding cake, the Altar of the Fatherland is a national monument built between 1885 and 1935 as a tribute to Victor Emmanuel II, the first ruler of Unified Italy.

Why Visit the Altar of the Fatherland?

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  • Symbol of unity: The Altar of the Fatherland, or "Altare della Patria", stands as a symbol of Italian unification, embodying the nation's collective heritage and pride.
  • Architectural marvel: Built in a neo-classical style, this monument captivates with its grandeur and detailed stonework, including Corinthian columns, large stairways, and intricate sculptures.
  • Panoramic views: The monument's terrace, reachable by a glass elevator, offers panoramic views of Rome's ancient ruins, the Vatican, and the bustling city below.
  • Tomb of the unknown soldier: The monument houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, an important tribute to Italy's fallen soldiers from World War I, guarded by an eternal flame and two permanent honor guards.
  • War museum: The museum houses weapons, flags, and armory used in the Unification of Italy. 

Altar of the Fatherland Highlights

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Statue of Vittorio Emanuele

At the heart of the monument stands a colossal equestrian statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of unified Italy. This statue is mounted on a high pedestal and is surrounded by allegorical figures representing different aspects of Italy.

The Shrine of Flags

The Shrine of Flags

This war museum houses the War Flags of the dissolved Departments of the Air Force, Army, Carabinieri, Armed Corps of the State, and the Combat Flags of the disarmed units of the Navy since 1935. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies buried here, since 1921.

Victor Emmanuel II National Monument

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Visitors can see the tomb of the fallen soldier at the time of Italy’s unification. This unnamed soldier represents the fallen heroes whose remains have not been found or identified. Previously, visitors were allowed to enter the lower areas and see where the tomb lies. But, now this area is closed to the public. 

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The Goddess of Rome Statue

It is a monumental bronze sculpture embodying Rome's spirit. With a laurel-crowned head, she holds a spear of authority while welcoming all. A symbol of Italy's unification, she graces the monument, harmonizing neoclassical architecture with historical significance, and evoking the nation's enduring legacy.

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Glass Elevator

The glass elevator that takes visitors to the monument's terrace, and offers a unique experience as you ascend, enjoying panoramic views of Rome through its transparent walls. Upon reaching the top , you'll get to see iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Capitoline Hill.

Plan Your Visit to the Altar of the Fatherland

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Altare della Patria

9:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Last Admission: 6:45 PM 

Closed: 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is between 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM during the fall and winter.

Altare della Patria

Address: Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy  

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Getting There

Altare della Patria Facilities
  • Elevator access to the terrace
  • An audio guide (app) is available and can be downloaded at the venue 
  • A cloakroom is available to deposit small bags and purses 
  • Restroom facilities available on all floors 
wheelchair
  • Partially accessible by wheelchair 
  • The terrace can be climbed through stairs or elevators (separate tickets) 
  • Can be accessed with prams or strollers 
Altare della Patria - Visitor Tips
  • Carrying food or drinks to this historical monument is strictly prohibited
  • Photography is allowed so don’t forget to carry your photography gears 
  • The venue is crowded year-round, so buying tickets online to guarantee your entry is recommended 
Buddy Veggy Restaurant Cafè
  • Buddy Veggy Restaurant Cafè: A fully vegan restaurant serving delicious pasta & pizzas, 4 min away 
  • Pane e Salame: Known for all-meat platters, paired with classic Italian wines, 10 min away 
  • Antica Roma 013: Popular for grilled meat & sandwiches, also serves alcohol, 7 min away  
  • Restaurant Terre e Domus: A rooftop restaurant, known for its classic Italian breakfast, 6 min away
  • Ristorante Il Falchetto: Laving Italian restaurant, famous for its Cacio e Pepe Pasta and a robust alcohol list, 7 min away 
Altare della Patria - Place to Stay
  • Budget
    Hotel Fiori Roma, 13 min away; Hotel Hiberia Rome, 11 min away 
  • Mid-level
    Residenze Argileto, 11 min away; Hotel Traiano, 9 min away 
  • Luxury
    The Inn at the Roman Forum, 12 min away; Residenza Torre Colonna, 8 min away
Capitoline Museums
  • Campidoglio Square: The most important of Rome’s seven hills and the first modern square to be designed in Rome, 3 min away 
  • Piazza Venezia: Rome’s central square, the meeting point of four major roads including Via del Corso and Via Dei Fori Imperiali, 1 min away 
  • Trajan's Column: A Roman triumphal column commemorating Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars, 6 min away 
  • Capitoline Museum: The main civic museum of Rome, Capitoline Museum houses two historical landmarks, Palazzo dei Conservatori, and the Palazzo Nuovo, 4 min away 
  • National Museum of the Palazzo di Venezia: A treasure trove of paintings from artists such as Carlo Maratta, Bernini, and Reni, sculptures, pottery, and silverware, 7 min away 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Altar of the Fatherland Tickets

How much is a ticket to the Altar of the Fatherland?

The Altar of the Fatherland is free to visit. However, you need to buy tickets only to access the terrace by the two panoramic elevators and to visit the museum and the other spaces hosting temporary exhibitions. An Altare della Patria Glass Elevator ticket will cost you €32.

How to book the Altar of the Fatherland Tickets?

You can buy Altar of the Fatherland Tickets online or at the venue. Purchasing tickets online offers you skip-the-line access to the monument. Additionally, it offers elevator access to the monument’s terrace, providing a stunning 360-degree view of Rome’s iconic landmarks.

Why should I book Altar of the Fatherland tickets online?

Booking Altar of the Fatherland tickets online offers several benefits like securing your entry especially during peak seasons when tickets sell out fast. Online ticket purchasing is also easy and hassle-free. It comes with instant confirmation and free cancellation.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Altar of the Fatherland?

Yes, you can purchase Altar of the Fatherland skip-the-line tickets. These allow visitors to bypass the long entry ticket lines and enter the monument with priority access.

What is the cancelation policy for Altar of the Fatherland tickets?

Altar of the Fatherland tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the experience starts and get a full refund.

What is the Altar of the Fatherland opening hours?

The Altar of the Fatherland remains open on all days from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM. The last admission ticket is issued at 6:45 PM.

How long does it take to complete the Altar of the Fatherland tour?

A complete tour of the Altar of the Fatherland typically takes about 2-3 hours. If you wish to dine at the in-house rooftop cafe, it’ll take around 3.5-4 hours.

What is the best time to visit the Altar of the Fatherland?

The best time to visit the Altar of the Fatherland is during the morning and at the time of sunset. If you’re visiting in winter, try to catch a glimpse of the sun setting behind Palatine Hill by 4:30 PM.

Is there a dress code to visit the Altar of the Fatherland?

There’s no dress code to access this attraction. However, it is recommended to wear comfortable footwear as the marble steps can be slippery.

Is photography allowed in the Altar of the Fatherland?

Yes, photography is allowed. So, pack your photography gear and climb the terrace in a 360-degree view glass elevator. The panoramic view of Rome from the terrace offers a picturesque backdrop for stunning photos.

Is the Altar of the Fatherland accessible by wheelchair?

People with disabilities and their escorts can use the elevator to reach the Middle Terrace. The entrance is on the right side of the monument in Via del Teatro Marcello.