Don’t miss out on the numerous Monuments in the Capital...
ST PETER’S BASILICA
: Is the stone Cathedral found with in the Majestic Piazza San Pietro in the
Vatican City! Founded in 324 by Constantine, it is the biggest Church in the world,
especially celebrated for the imposing Dome of Michelangelo: the famous "Cupolone".
The Flavian Amphitheatre, a product of Roman architecture, was built in the
year 72 and is known around the world as the Coliseum. The structure can hold
45,000 spectators and was used in the past as a stage for Gladiators and is now
simply a majestic monument and symbol of our country recognized around the world.
THE TREVI FOUNTAIN
: is the most famous and spectacular fountain in Rome, and was designed by the
architect Salvi in 1735 under Pope Clement XII. The fountain is a mix of Classical
and Baroque styles, and has been photographed, painted, and made famous in Italian
Cinema over the years. The fountain rests on one of the sides of Palazzo Poli
and the water basin stretches out like a frame around a statue that represents
: «...The most beautiful ruin from Ancient Rome...», is how Stendhal this monument
in his book "Passeggiate Romane" (“Strolls around Rome”). The Pantheon is found
in the Piazza della Rotonda and was built under the command of Console Agrippa
in 27 B.C. The Temple was originally dedicated to all of the Gods and was only
later appropriated for Christian use. The building is home to the remains of several
illustrious people, like the Musician Corelli, the painter Rafael and numerous
rulers from the Savoia family.
: is a historic piazza and among the most beautiful and famous in Rome. This
piazza contains several Baroque masterpieces by Borromini, Bernini and Della Porta.
PIAZZA DEL POPOLO
: is an urban masterpiece, planned in the beginning of the 19th century by Valadier.
Today the Piazza del Popolo has been transformed into a well cared for pedestrian
island, and is also the location of political and musical events.
From this beautiful location the classic tour of the city along Via del Corso,
Via del Babuino and Via di Ripetta begins. The three strait streets diverge heading
to the south and have been nicknamed the Trident. At the end of the Trident three
of the most beautiful piazzas in Rome can be found: Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona
and Piazza di Spagna, with the splendid Trinità dei Monti.
: also known as the Capitoline Hill, is sacred to the Romans as the temple of
Jupiter was once located here. This spot has also been the Civic Political Headquarters
for many centuries. The Cordonata stairs that reach up the the magnificent piazza
designed by Michelangelo are also found here. The piazza is surrounded by the
Palazzo Senatorio, the Palazzo Nuovo and the Palazzo dei Conservatori. The piazza
is the current day location of the Rome’s Town Hall.
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