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Rome sights and attractions

Great Squares (Piazze)

Rome's squares are one of the main attractions of the Italian Capital, perhaps 'the core' of the city itself.
In Piazza for meeting each other, to amuse, chat with friends, and for events or for the daily 'happy hour'.
Piazza del Campidoglio (on the Capitol Hill) is the headquarter of the Italian Government; Piazza Venezia represents the 'heart of the city'; Piazza Navona displays the spectacular Baroque triumphant architecture; Piazza di Spagna is a masterpiece of the XVIII century with its famous Spanish steps and, last but not least, St Peter's Square is the majestic access to St Peter's Basilica, the centre of Christianity.

Roman basilicas and churches

Within Rome there are about 19 basilicas to be found, out of which 3 are patriarchal: St Peter's Basilica - the world's largest basilica of Christianity; St John in Lateran (San Giovanni Laterano) - former seat of the bishop’s residence and the most ancient church in the world, Santa Maria Maggiore...

Ancient Rome sights

Colosseum
The hugest structure of its type in the ancient Rome, the elliptical-shaped Colosseum, took about ten years to build. The centre of ancient Rome entertainment, where the gladiatorial and animal combats were held, surely the top tourist attraction in Rome.

Roman Forum
The central area around which the ancient Rome developed. Administrative and corporate heart of Rome.
 

Pantheon
One of the most impressive buildings of the Imperial Rome. Originally dedicated as a temple to "all the gods", therefore the name.

 
Roman Aqueducts
Baths of Caracalla
Catacombs
Appian Way

Vatican Sights

Castel Sant' Angelo
St Peter's Square
Saint Peter's Basilica

Rome fountains

Trevi Fountain
Fontana di Trevi, one of the top Rome's attractions that is never to be missed.


 

Fountain of Four Rivers
A true masterpiece designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Fountain of the Four Rivers is an outstanding monument of one of the most remarkable Rome's squares, Piazza Navona.

 

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