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The Capitolium has been the embodiment of Rome’s greatness from ancient times. The Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus is situated here and gave the title “Capitolium”. Later, it was used to define the location in general. Many beautiful buildings and attractions are concentrated in this area.
The Trevi Fountain is one of the most well-known and melodious places of interest in Rome. The fascinating sounding and beauty of this construction inspired the Italian composers to create their musical works.
St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest construction in Vatican City. It is perhaps the most grandiose and significant Catholic church not only in Italy but in the whole world. Guests and tourists in Rome are always astonished by the majesty of this attraction.
Vatican City received was named after the name of the hill when it is located, Mons Vaticanus. The tiniest country in the world is the sovereign state and the most attractive tourist destination in Rome. Vatican City is located in the western part of the Eternal City.
The Colosseum is a symbol of force, power, and age-long history of Rome; it is one of the most famous landmarks in Italy. It is considered the most beautiful and largest stadium of the ancient world that was built in the form of an amphitheater in the first century.
One of the largest arches in the history of Rome, the Arch of Constantine was built in 315 AD. It is located between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill on the Via Sacra. It was constructed to honor Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge.
The Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla) occupy a special place in Rome: once they were considered a wonder of the world. The Baths of Caracalla are the complex of public baths built in the 3rd century by the emperor Caracalla.
The Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major is in the top seven list of pilgrims’ holy places. The original appearance of the church has remained until today. The Basilica of Saint Mary Major is located on the same-name square.
The Catacombs of Rome (Italian: Catacombe di Roma) is an enormous network of underground tunnels that started to appear in the pre-Christian epoch. Back in those days, these tangled tunnels were a burial place. Nowadays, they are a popular attraction of the Italian capital.
The Galleria Borghese is the most famous gallery in Rome with the largest collection of paintings and sculptures. At the end of the XVI century, the wealthy Borghese family moved from Siena to the North of Rome. Gradually, it spread its authority of the Rome aristocracy and Catholic church.
Vittoriano is a memorial complex erected in honor of Victor Emmanuel II. He was the first king of unified Italy. Nowadays, the monument attracts tourists not only with its history and architecture but also with the on-site museums and an observation deck.
The Spanish Steps (Italian La scalinata di Spagna) is a popular meeting place in Rome and is considered to be one of the most beautiful stairs in Europe. An idea to construct stairs that would connect the foot of the Pincian Hill with its peak came to the French diplomat Étienne Gueffier.
The Pantheon is the architecture and historic monument and one of the attractions in Rome. It was intended to be the temple of all ancient Roman gods. However, after the fall of the Roman Empire, it was reconsecrated into the Catholic church of St. Mary and the Martyrs.
Castel Sant’Angelo is a monumental architectural memorial that dates back to the period of Ancient Rome. Throughout its history, the construction had been used as a fortress, popes’ residence, a mausoleum, and even a prison.
The Sistine Chapel is the former church in Vatican City. It was built in 1473 - 1481 by the architect Giovanni de Dolci and named in honor of Pope Sixtus IV. Today, this is the place that hosts the papal conclave when the new pontiff is being elected.