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Rooftop cafetaria Victor Emmanuel Monument Rome
You can now have a look at "Rome from the Sky" taking the new elevator to the rooftop terrace of the Vittoriano, the monument to King Victor Emmanuel II where you can shoot wonderful photos over Rome and have a coffee in the rooftop cafetaria, enjoying an amazing 360-degree view.
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More and more Italian art cities go on-line
Many cities now offer the possibility to skip the long lines by booking your tickets on-line:

For Rome's Vatican museums, visit their webpage
For tickets for Florence's Uffizi Gallery (Renaissance art) and Accademia, book here. is a new initiative by the City of Venice to help visitors book services, such as transportation, museums and car parkings more easily and at a lower rate (if booked sufficiently in advance). Click here for more information.

For transport and reductions at museums and major events in Rome, buy your Roma PASS on-line.
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