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Pantheon

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"Enter the Pantheon during some rainfall and you'll witness a cascade of rain entering through the large circular hole at the top of the dome. Onlookers are often marveled by the fact that the rain doeson't...  Read more »"

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Recreate Your Very Own 'Roman Holiday'

Recreate Your Very Own 'Roman Holiday'
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Rome on Foot: A One-Day Tour of Its Main Attractions

Rome on Foot: A One-Day Tour of Its Main Attractions
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Roman Holiday for First Timers

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Rome Travel Guide

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Rome Is Known for...

Five of Rome's most unique features and characteristics.

Art & Architecture

There's no other city in the world that has such a vast collection of art and architecture like Rome does. From the ancient architecture legacy such as the Colosseum to the much-disputed Ara Pacis exhibition space builty by American star-chitect Richard Meir to protect the Altar of Peace, the city is filled with structures that demonstrate Rome's constant struggle with Ancient meets contemporary. Other fine examples of ancient architectural structures are the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and Baths of Caracalla. New kids on the block, contemporary structures such as the Auditorium Parco della Musica (where concerts are held) in Parioli and the MAXXI architecture and contemporary art museum in Flaminio have also drawn a lot of interest among tourists over the years.

One of the best parts about visiting Rome for art aficionados is that much of the world's finest art collection can be seen in the city's churches for free. St. Peter's Basilica, the mother of all churches is best known for Michelangelo's Pietà. Other favorites are San Pietro in Vincoli, famous for Michelangelo's statue of Moses. Santa Maria in Trastevere church is often praised for its beautiful Byzantine mosaics. One could literally...  

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About Rome

Rome

With a mythic history that spans more than two thousand years, Rome offers as many historical and cultural attractions as any place on the planet. As the capital of Italy, it's also a dynamic modern hub blending old and new. Of course, it's not possible to soak up everything in one trip. Like an old oak tree, Rome has many layers: Ancient Rome, Medieval Rome, Christian Rome and Renaissance Rome to name only a few. It's best to concentrate on those areas you most want to see. At some point, however, everyone must visit the famous Colosseum, the ruins at the Roman Forum, the daunting Vatican Museums, Raphael's tomb at the Pantheon, the massive St. Peter's Basilica, and the little jewel that is the Galleria Borghese. A word to the wise: bring comfortable walking shoes. Rome is more sprawling than people realize.