Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II (Rome)

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II (Rome)

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II (Rome)

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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, also known as Piazza Vittorio, is a piazza in Rome, in the Esquilino rione. It is served by the Vittorio Emanuele Metro station.

Surrounded by palazzi with large porticoes in the 19th century style, the piazza was built by Gaetano Koch shortly after the unification of Italy. Umbertine in style, it is the largest piazza in Europe. In the centre of the piazza is a garden with the remains of a fountain built by Alexander Severus, and the so-called "Porta Magica" (Magic Gate) or "Porta Alchemica" (Alchemist's Door), the entrance to Villa Palombara, residence of the alchemist Massimiliano II Palombara.


<gallery>Image:Piazza Vittorio Trofei di Mario 9511-06.JPG|<center>Remains of the fountain, called the Trofei di mario (Trophy of Marius)Image:Piazza Vittorio Porta magica 9511-02.JPG|<center>The Porta magicaImage:Giardini di piazza Vittorio 9511-01.JPG|<center>Modern gardensImage:Esquilino - piazza Vittorio - murale 0511-02.JPG|<center>Mural</gallery>


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