Piazza Venezia in Italian, is a major circus and the central hub of Rome, Italy, in
which many thoroughfares intersect, like Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via
del Corso. It takes its name from Venice ("Venezia" in Italian), after
the Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo (later Pope Paul II) who had built
Palazzo Venezia, a palace set next to the nearby church of Saint Mark,
the patron saint of Venice. Palazzo Venezia was the former embassy of
the city of the Republic of Venice to Rome.
The piazza or square is at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and next to
Trajan's Forum. The main artery, the Viale di Fori Imperiali starts
there, leading past the Roman Forum and to the Colosseum. It is
dominated by the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king
of Italy. In 2009, during excavations for the Rome C Metro Line, ancient
remains of what has been identified as emperor Hadrian's Athenaeum were
unearthed in the middle of the square.
Close from the famous Piazza
Venezia, you will find Navona Place, Forums, Colosseum, the shopping
area. the best point for nightlife lovers.
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