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Piazza Venezia - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 41° 53.743 E 012° 28.957
33T E 291169 N 4641262
Quick Description: Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, Italy in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via del Corso.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/15/2019 5:55:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ZA9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
From Wikipedia: "Piazza Venezia takes its name from the Palazzo Venezia, built by the Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo (later Pope Paul II) alongside the church of Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice. The Palazzo Venezia served as the embassy of the Republic of Venice in Rome.

One side of the Piazza is the site of Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Altare della Patria, part of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy.

In addition to the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the square is surrounded by the Venezia Palace, which houses an important museum, St. Mark's Church, the Bonaparte Palace and the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali.

Piazza Venezia is at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and next to Trajan's Forum. The main artery, the Via di Fori Imperiali begins there and leads past the Roman Forum to the Colosseum.

Capitalizing on this modern and ancient symbolism, and the useful open space, Piazza Venezia was the location of public speeches given by the Italian dictator Mussolini to crowds of his supporters in the 1920s-1940s.

In 2009, during excavations in the middle of the square for the construction of the Rome C Metro Line (station Venezia), remains of the emperor Hadrian's Athenaeum were unearthed." (visit link)
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