Rome today is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures, as well as for the charm of its unique traditions, the beauty of its panoramic views, and the majesty of its magnificent parks.
It is a major archaeological hub, and one of the world’s main centres of archaeological research. It is a city famous for its numerous fountains, built in all different styles, from Classical and Medieval, to Baroque and Neoclassical. It is one of world’s most photogenic cities and the capital city of Italy.
Colosseum : The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. In this site you’ll find information on history, architecture and on the games that were held in the amphitheatre.
Elliptical in shape, the circus had a fixed central divider called a spina down the middle, which was useful in chariot races, but got in the way during fights. In addition, the spectators’ view was limited in the circus. The amphitheater put spectators on all sides of the action.
Roman Forum : The Roman Forum is located in a valley that is between the Palatine hill and the Capitoline hill and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The Forum was the marketplace of Rome and also the business district and civic center. It was expanded to include temples, a senate house and law courts.
For centuries, the Forum Romanum was the site of the city’s most important public buildings, such as the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Roman Forum Rostra or platforms for public speeches.The Roman Forum became the spectacular showcase of the Roman Empire filled with beautiful statues and architecture.
Pantheon : The Pantheon is a magnificent ancient temple in Rome that was later converted into the church of Santa Maria ad Martyres. Until the 20th century, the Pantheon was the largest concrete structure in the world.
The Pantheon is the burial place of several important Italians (including the artist Raphael), and it remains an active church. It is a major tourist destination and a popular place for weddings.
St. Peter’s Basilica : The striking square and its imposing colonnade lead to the greatest basilica of the Christian world: St Peter’s Basilica (Basilica San Pietro). The building itself is truly impressive.
The largest church in the world, it has a 218 meter long nave. The basilica’s dome is the world’s largest measuring 42m in diameter and reaching 138 meter high (more than 450ft). The interior, which includes 45 altars, is decorated by many famous artists.
Vatican Museums : Vatican is the smallest state in the world, based in Rome in Italy. Inside the Vatican city we can find 11 Vatican Museums and Vatican Gardens, an enchanted place, a system of large and small gardens, fountain, fish pool and enclousure for rabbits.
The Vatican Museums contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art collected by the popes through the centuries. The Museums include several monumental works of art, such as the Sistine Chapel, the Chapel of Beato Angelico, the Raphael Rooms and Loggia and the Borgia Apartment.
Appian Way : The Appian Way is one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia, in southeast Italy. The Appian Way is visible today and many significant tombs and architecture line its borders. It is lined with tombs of ancient patrician families of Rome.
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