Visit Vittorio Emanuele II monument in Rome, Italy and feel like a part of the history. To honor Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of unified Italy, architect Giuseppe Sacconi had designed this monument in the late 19th century. Climb up this huge white marble structure for free and get a view of Rome; however, you can pay a small fee to board the glass elevator and reach 'The Terrace of the Quadrigas' - the top of this monument. From there you can have a 360 degree birds-eye view of the city and enjoy the panorama of perfect synergy between ancient and modern Rome. Romans share a love-hate relationship with this landmark and compare the monument to a wedding cake or a Victorian typewriter.