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About Rome

Rome is Italy's capital city and, in classical antiquity, the center of the Roman Empire. Because of the city's long and storied history, it is known as the "Eternal City". Presently, Rome has become a large "open-air history museum". Inside the city, many traces of ancient Rome have been preserved. You can go to the Colosseum—one of the symbols of the powerful ancient Roman Empire. At the Roman Forum, you will be shocked and amazed by the prosperity of the ancient imperial world. The Pantheon is a place where you can see architectural miracles constructed over 1,000 years ago. Within the city of Rome, there is also a country within a country—Vatican City. This is a place where you can experience the ultimate in Christian religious art and see many masterpieces left behind by Renaissance masters.

Popular Attractions in Rome

Colosseum
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Historical Site
The Colosseum may be the most famous landmark in all of Rome. It was built in 80 AD and was once the site of many gladiator battles to the death, and prisoners fended off hungry lions. The Colosseum consists of four floors in total (including the basement), however only part of the ground floor and second floor are currently open to the public. The first floor offers a view of the maze-like buildings in the center of the Colosseum that were once part of the basement of the structure. They were once the homes of the beasts and gladiators that would be made to fight for the entertainment of the crowds. From the second floor, one can see the interior structure of the Colosseum which is divided into three parts: the arena, the auditorium and the podium. It is also a perfect location for taking unforgettable photos.
Trevi Fountain
4.6/5
1,145 Reviews
Fountain
Trevi Fountain is also called the "Maiden's Fountain". Actually, most people prefer to call it the "Wishing Well". It is one of the most exquisitely carved works of art in Rome, and a must-see for all visitors. The image of the seahorse in the fountain sculpture is vivid. It's violent expression symbolizes the vagaries of the ocean, and the fantasy of fate. People come here and use their left hands to throw coins over their right shoulders. This is done to show you will return to Rome and find romance. Whether this superstition is true or not, the coin throwing has already become inextricably linked with the fountain. Everyone loves to take pictures of themselves making a wish.
Piazza di Spagna
4.5/5
1,127 Reviews
Square
The Piazza di Spagna was made famous in the classic movie "Roman Holiday," starring Audrey Hepburn. The plaza is actually not all that large. Most visitors tend to congregate on the plaza steps. If you continue to walk up the steps, you can see the Holy Trinity Church. The church belltower is typical of its gothic design. Stand on the platform in front of the church, and you'll get a view of the entire plaza. In addition, the baroque fountain below the steps - the boat fountain is also very famous.
The Pantheon
4.6/5
1,006 Reviews
Historical Site
Located in the heart of Rome, the Pantheon is a well-preserved imperial Roman building in the city. Michelangelo admiringly referred to it as “the design of the angels”. The Pantheon has over 2000 years of history and was once used to worship the Gods on Mt. Olympus. Famous historical figures, including Raphael and Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos, have slept here. To witness the true mystique of the Pantheon, come here on a sunny day. As the sunlight shines through the windows, the bent light rays form magnificent columns of light that shimmer in all different colors, as if blessed by God.

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Local Guide to Rome: Best Things to do in 2020
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World Heritage Sites
Rome—the Eternal City. A place where emperors walked, chariots raced, Popes sought influence and command. Rome is a city of cathedrals, monuments, fortune, and glory. A place where magnificent structures and high-modernism blend together. Trend-setting fashion graces display windows in the shadow of ancient ruins. The Italian capital has long captivated the imagination. Artists and poets flock here, pilgrims journey from faraway lands. The attraction of Rome is irresistible. In this travel guide we’ve distilled the best the city has to offer. We look at those places you absolutely must-see in order to be able to say you’ve truly been to Rome. From the Trevi Fountain to Villa Borghese, Castel Sant'Angelo to Palatine Hill, these are the top-10 best things to do in Rome for 2019.
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Spring Break Italy: March, April Italy Trip Ideas
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Milan
Florence
Naples
Venice
Amalfi
Spring break in Italy, an European country blessed with beautiful landscapes to see and mesmerize. The cities in Italy have unique cultures as well as culinary skills. It can be visited at any time of the year but if you consider planning a budget holiday along with good climate, Springtime will be the best. Spring brings a lot of positivity and liveliness as the country has ample attractive gardens which blossom during this season. Italians celebrate spring on a huge level. You'll be able to enjoy a lot of springtime festivals hosted throughout Italy. You can witness these splendid festivals wherever you are in Italy just the season being Spring!
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10 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites: UNESCO Bucket List 2020
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Cultural History
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Cairo
Athens
Yogyakarta
Machu Picchu
Cape Coast
World Heritage Site and top historic destinations for you! The late Maya Angelou once remarked, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” It is precisely this fascination with what came before that inspired us to look at the world’s most amazing historic destinations. Temples and monuments to grand empires feature prominently in our list, poignant reminders that no matter how much we think the world around us fixed and constant, time erases all in the end. See a list of unesco world heritage sites by country.
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I recommended Palatine Hill, Capitoline Museums, Fiume Tevere, Gianicolo, Aventine Hill.
Here are the best places to visit in Rome, including: Arch of Constantine, Ponte Sant'Angelo, Borghese Gallery, The Mouth of Truth, Piazza di Spagna.
Rome is a typical Mediterranean climate due to its location on the Mediterranean coast. The climate is most pleasant from April to June each year; July and August are the hottest and driest seasons, and mid-September to October is the clearest season. Known as "the beautiful October day of Rome", October to December is the wettest season.