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Campidoglio: nowadays it's the seat of the municipality.    The Capitoline museums store the oldest public collection existing, in which you can find very valuable sculptures and pictures. Piazza Campidoglio

Castel Sant'Angelo: started in 123 A. D. by the emperor Adrian as his mausoleum, was transformed in a castle in the X century; in 1277 it became propriety of the Vatican, that joined it to the Vatican walls. Lungotevere Castello, 1
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Circo Massimo: was an large stadium utilized for public games and entertainment. (the race of the two-wheeled chariots, the fight of the gladiators), it could accommodate up to 270,000 people. Circo Massimo is  is one of the most ancient building in Rome. Via del Circo Massimo

Colosseum: It was built in 72 A. D., housed the fight of the gladiators, up to V century. Nowdays represent preeminently an icon of the city of Rome in the world. Piazza del Colosseo
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Roman Forum: The forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. It included the market, the tribunal, the most important religious buildings. The Roman Forum was built in the republican age of Rome and enlarged in the Imperial age. Largo Romolo e Remo 1
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Fontana di Trevi: other icon of Rome in the world, most famous fountain of the city with visitors that crowd the square in front of it throwing into the basin a coin. It was built in 1735; its fame all over the world in recent time is mainly due to a few scenes of the famous Federico Fellini's movie "La dolce vita". Piazza di Trevi
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Pantheon: one of the greatest monuments in ancient Rome, was erected during emperor Hadrian's reign (around 125 AD) , upon the ruins of the previous temple. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Christian church. Pantheon represents a fine example of architectural and building skill and is one of the best preserved building of its age in the world. Piazza della Rotonda
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Piazza di Spagna: By the term "Piazza di Spagna", is intended an area which includes the Spanish Steps of Trinità dei Monti, built in the 18th cent., at whose foot lies the Fountain of Barcaccia by Pietro Bernini and Piazza Trinità dei Monti with the Church of Trinità dei Monti built in 1495. The area is famous all over the world also as a top-class shopping area, for the presence of a large number of designers boutiques in Piazza di Spagna and in the adjacent streets such as the elegant Via Condotti.
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San Peter's Basilica: one of the most famous buildings in the world is situated in Città del Vaticano, became the residence of Popes since 1377.   The most important architects and artists of the time worked there (Bramante, Borromini, Antonio da Sangallo, Bernini, Michelangelo, Giacomo della Porta, Domenico Fontana etc..) during 176 years (the building was started under Niccolò V's pontificate and finished by his successor Giulio II). The dome, designed by Michelangelo dominates the view of Rome. Piazza San Pietro
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Terme di Caracalla: ithe Thermae was built in 217 A. D. under rule of the emperor Caracalla, could accommodate up to 1,700 people in big baths of warm and cold waters with pools and  refined rooms. Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
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Villa Borghese: the most important green lung of the city, including one of the most beautiful villas in Rome. The project was started at the beginning of the XVII century. Villa Borghese houses a museum and an art gallery with important collections of paintings, sculptures and antiquities.











 
 
 
 

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