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Rome is the 3rd Most Visited City in the EU

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A travel journal to Rome by Zhebiton

Roman Forum Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
Quote: Public monuments and buildings, such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are amongst the world's 50 most visited tourist destinations.

Vittoriano Museum Complex (Complesso del Vittoriano)

Attraction | "Majestic monument"

Vittoriano Museum Complex (Complesso del Vittoriano) Photo, Rome, Italy
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From the Coliseum in Fori Imperiali street, you get straight to the Piazza Venezia with snow-white and majestic monument in honor of the new king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II. The monument is called the Vittoriano, and if you climb on his shining white steps higher, then the observation platform will form the central streets of Rome and the huge waving the tricolor flag of Italy (white - faith, green - hope, white - love). Attitude of Italians to the Vittoriano is ambiguous, the people who mockingly referred to as "open piano" and "wedding cake". Vittoriano - a monument in honor of the first king of united Italy, Victor Emmanuel II. It is located in the Venice area in Rome, on the slope o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Vittoriano Museum Complex (Complesso del Vittoriano)
Via San Pietro
Rome, Lazio
06 6780664

Villa Borghese Gardens

Attraction | "Park with gardens, fountains and dog lovers"

Villa Borghese Gardens Photo, Rome, Italy
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In all the guidebooks recommend the Villa Borghese to the compulsory attendance, but if you do not have extra time and effort, do not worry: in fact this is the usual park with gardens, fountains and a bit shabby dog ​​lovers, are walking their pets. No better than our Kolomna or Archangel. True, there is the Borghese Gallery and National Museum of Villa Giulia with the largest collection of Etruscan art, but this is for connoisseurs. Yet there is a panoramic view of Rome's sites, as well as a mini-cinema and a small zoo with a sad and bald monkeys, hopping from side to side, a tiger and have long lost hope for the freedom of the old tired camel. Peacocks with a mad kind of running around ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Villa Borghese Gardens
Piazzale Flaminio
Rome, Italy 00196

Piazza del Popolo

Attraction | "Area with fountains, ancient Egyptian obelisk"

Piazza del Popolo Photo, Rome, Italy
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Calle del Corso (Via del Corso) will lead you to one of the most famous squares of Rome - People (Piazza del Popolo) with fountains, ancient Egyptian obelisk, and one of the entrances to the Villa Borghese. Maybe you're lucky enough to see the parade, parade of Italian municipalities troops (cavalry, cyclists, musicians), which often take place at People's Square, and a performance by local "Michael Jackson" - a street performer, dancing in front of passers-by divine and collecting money in a hat. Go to the area in ancient times came to the northern road from Rimini, on which Rome came the majority of travelers, so the area was considered the gate of the city. Later on it were carried out execut...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo
Rome, Italy 00187

Spanish Steps (Scalinata)

Attraction | "The vertical area is famous, leading to the Trinity Church"

Spanish Steps (Scalinata) Photo, Rome, Italy
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Vertical area of ​​Spain is famous ladder-eight, leading to the Trinity Church on the Hill, and a fountain "Keel" (Barkachcha). In the summer of stairs decorated with azaleas and released on her stage anorexic mannequins in traditional fashion shows, and in autumn and winter, usizhennaya tired tourists ladder looks pretty dull. Likewise, however, as the fountain at its foot. With clips from romantic movies about Rome Barkachchu not compare - a small, battered by time and abraded by the priests seated, it only causes frustration. So come to the Piazza di Spagna in the evening, when the noble dusk and dim the lights all seem much newer and mysterious. The Spanish area got its name from its l...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Spanish Steps (Scalinata)
Piazza Di Spagna
Rome, Italy 00187

Piazza Navona

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Piazza Navona Photo, Rome, Italy
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The district Parione two centers of gravity - the two famous squares, elegant and graceful Navona and the simple-hearted and hospitable Campo de 'Fiori One of the biggest squares in Rome - an oval of Piazza Navona with lots of cafes doroguschy in diameter and the Four Rivers Fountain in the middle. The fountain was invented to decorate the next obelisk brought from Egypt by the Emperor Caracalla. At the foot of an Egyptian column built a statue of the gods of the main rivers of the four parts of the world (the Ganges, Nile, Danube and La Plata). Every year on December 1 Piazza Navona offers a colorful and cheerful Christmas Bazaar - a carousel, sleigh of Santa Claus, a sea of...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Piazza Navona

Rome, Italy 00186

Pantheon

Attraction | "Temple of the Gods"

Pantheon Photo, Rome, Italy
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Not far from Piazza Navona is the Pantheon - the temple of all gods, he is - the tomb of celebrities such as Raphael and Vittorio Emanuele. The huge dome of the Pantheon is an engineering and architectural masterpiece: its diameter is 45 meters, with a single support for the dome there. In the middle of - a wide round hole, from where light penetrates the temple. Tourists are often lured to the Pantheon opportunity at noon to see this column of light, so dense, almost tangible. Wanting to behold a miracle will announce that this post is visible only in the summer when the sun is high, and the rest of the year and there is nothing to fuss. Pantheon - Temple of all Go...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Pantheon
Piazza della Rotonda
Rome, Italy 00186
+39 0668300230

Trevi Fountain

Attraction | "One of the most beautiful fountains of Rome."

Trevi Fountain Photo, Rome, Italy
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A huge sculpture-aqueous composition, which is let small but square. One of the most beautiful fountains of Rome. Grants wishes. 100% guarantee.Fountains - one of the symbols of Rome, the Italian capital wherewith rich as any other city in the world. The famous Trevi Fountain, one of the most beautiful in Rome - not just a statue in a bowl, and the whole sculpture-aqueous composition, which has let a small, but the area. In the center of a small lake with emerald water in a stone frame - a majestic Neptune on a chariot in the form of a huge sea shell gives guidance seahorses and streams, and scenery for this play stands prkrasnogo facade of the palace in the baroque style - the Palazzo Pol...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
Rome, Italy 00187

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese)

Attraction | "One of the most famous museums of Rome"

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese) Photo, Rome, Italy
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One of the most famous museums of Rome, Galleria Borghese, which is located in the Villa Borghese, one of the biggest parks in Rome. In general, in the Villa Borghese is all sorts of museums and galleries, a zoo, equestrian, etc. But the undisputed "must" program - only the Galleria Borghese, where the assembled mass of any masterpiece works. Near Galleria Borghese heap all sorts of beautifully landscaped areas. Given the high demand for entrance into the tickets have to buy much-much in advance (on the same day to get complicated). Running is strictly on time, so all the time waiting for your call, have time to actively climb round all sorts of beautiful places around. Inside ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 9, 2011

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese)
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5
Rome, Italy 00197
+39 068413979

Trattoria Antonio al Pantheon

Restaurant | "delicious mushrooms"

Trattoria Antonio al Pantheon Photo, Rome, Italy
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Passing several times by the institution, look always falls on the exposed front of the trays with delicious mushrooms. Forever it could not last. And we decided to try sdeshnie dishes. Ordering a dish of grilled mushrooms, traditional Roman vegetable soup and pasta with mushrooms, we do not have long to wait. Fried mushrooms brought in just a seven minutes. Externally, the dish looked appetizing. Tried. The taste was amazing. The restaurant's interior does not cause any emotions. But feel a certain comfort here. The soup was unusual. The consistency was like mush, but the taste is pleasantly pleased. Pasta was also very tasty. Classic, slightly undercooked (hard) pasta, nice c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 2, 2011

Trattoria Antonio al Pantheon
Via Dei Pastini 12
Rome

Mausoleum of Hadrian (Castel Sant'Angelo)

Attraction | "View from the castle - one of the most beautiful."

Mausoleum of Hadrian (Castel Sant'Angelo) Photo, Rome, Italy
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The rooftop sculpture of the Archangel Michael, who according to legend, saw Gregory the Great in 590, when he led a crowd of patients with plague city dwellers to the Cathedral of St. Peter.Three Days of the new pope, carrying a cross, drove the citizens of Rome praying the Lord not to punish a people of this terrible disease. Crossing the Bridge, St. Gregory looked at the tomb of Hadrian and saw the angel, puts in a flaming sword scabbard, and then he realized that the anger of the Lord lay. There is a version that the custom of saying "bless you" to someone who has just sneezed bytuyuschy across Europe, goes back to ancient times. They say that the plague starts with bouts of sneezing, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2011

Mausoleum of Hadrian (Castel Sant'Angelo)
Lungotevere Castello
Rome, Italy 00193
+39 0639080730

The Colosseum/Coliseum

Attraction | "Iconic place"

The Colosseum/Coliseum Photo, Rome, Italy
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Like all the other iconic places, the Coliseum is located right in the middle of busy streets and other buildings.Go better in the morning - then people are not so much. True, the mummers gladiators are already on the alert and invited to be photographed with them in memory. A souvenir vendors have laid out their tents.When approaching, already beginning to penetrate the scale construction. Even sorry that's left of it so little (many years after "closing " it was used as a quarry for other buildings). It is evident that a fairly impressive part - it's a remake.We go inside. It used to be about 80 entries, but now only one. Ticket to the Colosseum +Palatine + Roman Forum costs about...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 18, 2010

The Colosseum/Coliseum
Piazza Del Colosseo
Rome, Italy 00184
+39 (06) 7004261

Vatican Gardens

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Attraction | "Wonderful!"

Vatican Gardens Photo, Vatican City, Europe
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So, not everyone knows that there is an opportunity not only to walk in the Vatican Museums, but also to book in advance to tour the Vatican gardens, where evening strolls the Pope himself.Keep in mind that the number of seats on a tour of the gardens is limited, better to book tickets in advance. Website: http://biglietteriamusei.vatican.vaThe price in March was 31 euros per person. These additional tickets give the right to go to the Vatican (without waiting in line at the end of the tour) to see the museums.Gardens occupy more than half the territory of the Vatican. They begin their story in the XIV century, with Pope Nicholas III, when my father returned from th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2010

Vatican Gardens
Vatican Hill
Vatican City, Rome

Vatican

Attraction | "Vatican City isn`t only Italy"

St. Peter's Basilica Photo, Rome, Italy
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Vatican City - is not Italy, it is a separate, independent state, which borders on all sides with Rome. So say the country, the capital in the capital.Every morning at the walls of the Vatican going to put it mildly, the crowds of tourists who are eager to get into the Vatican museums. Gateway to the Vatican Museums open at 9:00, so if you stood in line for two blocks from the entrance - do not worry, as soon as the input open - 20 minutes to get inside the can. Along the walls of the Vatican's stand information pointers, and that the schedule and mode of operation and direction of the prompt.Watchmen on the towers are no longer held, cost CCTV cameras. All did not ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 15, 2010

Vatican
Vatican City
Rome, Italy

Roman Forum

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Attraction | "Very Pleasant and Interesting Walk"

Roman Forum Photo, Rome, Italy
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Any self-respecting Roman emperor considered it his duty to erect in the city if not its own forum, then at least the statue. Until our days the "eternal city" more-or-less preserved Forum Troyan (to the left of the wide street Via dei Fori Imperiale, hacked with Mussolini directly on the ancient ruins of the Altar to the Coliseum) and the Forum of Caesar and the Roman Forum (on the right side) and countless statues of emperors on the sides. Both forums are interesting: Forum Troy - well-preserved ruins of the shopping malls of the market, as well as constant column of the Emperor, and the right forum - the Arch of Titus, Temple of the Vestal, the ruins of the Temple of Saturn's famous Clo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Roman Forum
Largo Romolo e Remo
Rome, Italy 00186
+39 066990110

Circus Maximus

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Attraction

Circus Maximus Photo, Rome, Italy
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Circus Maximus once was a huge arena, racetrack, such as the Olympic Stadium, and will be held chariot races and other sports and entertainment. Now, from the former glory remains only field. Indeed, only the field, with a few "trees", probably the remnants of the tribune! And this is the Romans - even at first glance puzzling, they show the tourists attractions like something special, and none of the city administrator and will not think overbuild is, in principle, undistinguished field, almost in the center of the city! Here in Moscow at such a free place for a long time rose to another "shopping center" or luxury home. The Romans also still trying to use this historical place, for example, organize...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Circus Maximus

Rome, Italy

St. Peter's Basilica

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Attraction | "So impressed!!!"

St. Peter's Basilica Photo, Rome, Italy
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The Cathedral is beginning to hit, if I may say so, even in the street Via della Concilliazone, laid in the days of Mussolini. Even until you see the famous grand square with a colonnade of Bernini, the huge cathedral impresses by its size and harmony. The colonnade is composed of several rows of columns, set in a checkerboard pattern and is designed so that, if you stand on certain points on the square, they will merge into one line. In the center of the square, well, where do without him, is an Egyptian obelisk, brought by Caligula from Heliopolis. According to legend, a golden ball on top of it is stored ashes of Julius Caesar (although, the same legend I heard about the dome of the Cathedral). Thi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro
Vatican City, Rome 00193
+39 0669883462

Vatican Museums

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Attraction | "Nowhere Else to See"

Vatican Museums Photo, Rome, Italy
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There can be passed easily by buying a ticket, but it is the only place in the "state", where allowed. Neither the famous gardens of the Vatican, or courtyards to see fail. Moreover, the museums were open windows overlooking the gardens, and through them I tried to make a couple of frames, what has caused a storm of indignation in the ranks of! It is a pity, because it's really nice. In museums, these are, in principle, not a sin if possible a couple of days - like exhibits nowhere else to see! Paintings, sculptures, tapestries for centuries were going to the pontiff and was stored in the buildings of the Vatican (the library has some incredible number of volumes, but the entrance there is...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00165
0039 06 69884676

Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini)

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Attraction | "Must Be Worth Going"

Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini) Photo, Rome, Italy
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At the time of Romulus and Remus to climb the hill, it was only possible on a steep rock, now at the Capitol are three steps: left - high, at 122 steps (such as falling on it was during the boom, feel and understand their sins), ladder to the Church of Santa Maria in Aracelli, right - a staircase designed by Michelangelo Cordonata (incidentally, Buonarroti designed the entire hill!), and in the depths of the hill there's another inconspicuous stairs from the Forum. At the entrance to the hill on both sides Cordonata statues Dioscuri - Castor and Pollux, the characters of Greek mythology. On the hill itself look attracts equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius (copy, the original is stored in ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini)
Piazza Del Campidoglio, 1
Rome, Italy 00186
+39 (06) 67102475

San Giovanni in Laterano

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Attraction | "This Is the Most Ancient Center of Papal Rome"

San Giovanni in Laterano Photo, Rome, Italy
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Is lodged Roman Guard. Constantine gave Christians the barracks, and Pope Sylvester decided to build a temple. They say, himself Emperor Constantine took part in his tab. Dragged, or 12 stones, or 12 trucks with zamley. He was baptized there in the baptistery of the cathedral. In the center a monument to a favorite saint of Catholics - Francis of Assisi. Externally the cathedral stern on gable is decorated with statues of Christ and the saints, and has a traditional 5 doors. One is closed tightly and opened only once in 25 years, on the occasion of "Holy" year. This is purely a Catholic tradition, and it reiterates the call of Pope Boniface in 1300, the transition from sinfulne...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

San Giovanni in Laterano
Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano
Rome, Italy 00184
+39 0606698643

Spanish Steps (Scalinata)

Attraction | "Piazza di Spagna"

Spanish Steps (Scalinata) Photo, Rome, Italy
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In the center is a lovely fountain - a work of Pietro Bernini, father of the famous Lorenzo Bernini. Out of half a boat hits another stream of water. And all this is in the water, below the square. From the fountain up to the church of Santa Trinita del Monte rising magnificent wide staircase, built in 1720 - 1750 years. and has 135 steps. In spring it is decorated with flowers, azaleas, and now sit on her weary guests. On all sides of the square, a circle divided most famous streets of Rome. The house is 26 on Via Felice (Happy Street) lived Gogol, and it is here was written the first volume of "Dead Souls". Now this street is called Via Sistina. Compositionally area completes...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Spanish Steps (Scalinata)
Piazza Di Spagna
Rome, Italy 00187