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Rome, that is also called “The Eternal City”, is one of the richest city in story in the whole word. In fact the Roman Emperor has left sign for over 1.000 years in all the Europe. So you can imagine the big number of buildings, constructions and great monuments left in the most long-lived, rich and famous Emperor built in the history of the humanity. But the fascinating city of Rome is not just connected to the Roman Emperor, in fact the Eternal City also has some of the most distinguished works of art during the Renaissance period, particularly in the Vatican. The most famous is the Cappella Sistina, designed by the most known Renaissance artist, Bonarroti Michelangelo.

Trevi fountain

Location: Piazza di Trevi
How to reach the Trevi Fountain: Take the underground and get off in “Barberini” station stop. Walk along via Tritone and then along via della Stamperia
Date of construction: 1762
Kind of attraction: Fountain


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It is one of the most known fountain in the whole world, which it was built on the 1700 in a baroque style mixed with classical style. It is located next to Poli Palace in Trevi Square. The fountain is dominated by an unbelievable sculpture set in the see, with a shell shape coach driven by triton and seahorses. The tradition says that you should to throw a coin in the fountain behind your back. In this way you will come back to visit Rome in the next years. This fountain has commissioned in the Papal Rome age by Pope Clemente XII Corsini. The works have gave to Salvi Nicolò on the 1732 and interrupted many times until its completion in 1762 by Panini Giuseppe.

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Basilica di San Pietro

Location: Vaticano
Nearest underground station: San Pietro or Cipro-Musei Vaticani
Date of construction: 1.506 - 1626
Pope: Pope Giulio II
Kind of attraction: Church


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The Basilica di San Pietro is the major between all the basilicas and is for sure the most acclaimed church in the World. It has an unbelievable magnificent structure that dominates the monumental Piazza San Pietro. The construction of the Basilica began on the 1506 during the Pope Giulio II pontificate and it has finished on the 1626 in the pontificate of Pope Urbano VII. The work began by Donato Bramante and was gone along on the 1546 by the most known artist of renaissance, Buonarroti Michelangelo and finished by Dalla Porta Giacomo. Instead, San Pietro Square has been created by Bernini Lorenzo, who realized here his most well-known work of art.

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The Pantheon

Nearest underground station: Barberini
Date of construction: 27 – 25 BC
Kind of attraction: Temple


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The Pantheon is an age-old monument of Rome, constucted in the very beginning as temple of all the gods. Starting from the VII century the construction was changed in a catholic church, Santa Maria and Martyres. It was built by Marco Agrippa Vipsiano, roman general and politician, in 27 – 25 BC and then refurbished completely between the 115-127 during the Adriano Emperor kingdom. The best part of the building is the dome, with a height and an diameter of 43,44 m. It was built using only a range using a set of trick that make possible that the structure resisted until now.

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Castel Sant'Angelo

Location: Lungotevere Vaticano
Date of construction: 1.525
Emperor: Adriano
Kind of attraction: Roman Monument
First use: Mausoleum


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The Sant'Angelo Castle construction was begun by the Emperor Adriano on the 1.525, who wanted use it like his own mausoleum. But along the years it has changed use many times: it has been fortress and also prison. A major event was the cause of another change: Papa Clemente VII took refuge in Sant'Angelo Castle during the “Rome Sack” using the “Passetto”, which is a construction that connect the Vatican with Sant'Angelo Castle. After this episode the popes have begun to do some works for change this construction in a real papal residence.

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Foro Romano

Location: Via dei Fori Imperiali, near the Colosseum
Date of construction: 600 BC (square)
Emperor: Tarquinio Prisco (square creator)
Kind of attraction: ruins and antique roman monuments
First use: Political, religious and commercial center

The Foro Romano had during the centuries many uses like religious, commercial, political and necropolis center of the city. It was located in the valley between the Campidoglio and the Palatino and the Roman people often call it “Forum Magnum”. In the beginning the valley was marshy and inhospitable and in the period between the X and the VII century BC, it was used as necropolis. Just in the 600 BC it was reclaimed and it was changed into a square with tough ground in a very central zone in the city where arrived also important street. After, from the V century BC begun the first temples and monuments construction and tome of them have arrived until now. Within the thousands of buildings and antique Roman monuments of the Foro Romano can be mentionned as the the Sacello of Venus Cloacina, the Basilica Emilia, Tabularium, the Giano Temple, the Basilica Porcia and many others that have been seen within the centuries the development of the modern culture.

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The Vatican Museums

Location: Viale Vaticano, Vatican
Nearest underground station: Cipro-Musei Vaticani
Date of construction: 1.506
Pope: Giulio II
Kind of attraction: Museums

The Vatican Museums was created by Pope Giulio II in the 1.500. The museums has one of the best art gallery in the world. Every work of art of the Vatican Museum was collected trough the centuries by several popes. The museums' visitors can also see the several Raffaello frescos in the papal apartments. The Vatican Museums creation began from marble statue discovered on the 1.506. Buonarroti Michelangelo and de Sangallo Giuliano advise Pope Giulio II of buy that statue and then he showed it to the people in Vatican. The Vatican Museums are more then 10 and everyone has several kind of art. Some museums are the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, the Modern Religious Art Collection, the Vatican Art Gallery and others.

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Piazza di Spagna

Location: Between Via del Babbuino and Via dei Due Mavelli
Nearest underground station: Spagna
Date of construction: 1.725
Kind of attraction: Square
First use: connect the church “Trinità dei Monti” with the Bourbon Embassy.

Piazza di Spagna is one of the most famous square in Italy. It was constructed using French funding for connect the Spanish bourbon embassy with the church “Trinità dei Monti” between the 1.721 and the 1.725. This connection was made using an amazing staircase with many roof garden adorned by decoration and flower. It was designed by de Sanctis Francesco and Specchi Alessandro in the baroque style in way that approaching the staircase the scenic effects aggrandize. In the base of the staircase there is the Barcaccia Fountain, one of the most famous in the whole Rome.

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Circus Maximum

Location: Between Via del Circo Massimo and Via dei Cerchi
Nearest underground station: Circo Massimo
Date of construction: VI century BC
Emperor: One of the Tarquini
Kind of attraction: Circus, place for exibition
First use: Horse races

The Circus Maximum is an old-age Roman Circus that hosted in the very beginning horse races. It was located in the valley between Aventino and Palatino, within the ideal position for becoming, through the centuries, a meeting place for commercial exchange with others country within a socialization and religious location. The first Circus structures was built in the second half of the VI century BC, but the largest part of the historical remains come from a rebuild of the 103 AD. The Circus Maximum could host 250.000 person and its dimension was incredible for that epoch: width of 118m and length of 621.

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