city of Rome, with The Piazza
Piazza Venezia is a piazza in
central Rome, Italy. It takes its
name from the adjacent Palazzo
Venezia, the former embassy in the
city of the Republic of Venice.
The piazza is at the foot of the
Capitoline Hill and near the Roman
Forum. It is dominated by the
imposing Monument to Vittorio
Emanuele II. 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.