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Friday, January 21, 2011

10 Must-See Attractions While Traveling To Rome

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Author: Jenny

Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated municipality, with over 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2. This city is the most attraction to the visitors for its glorious history. So you must see the following 10 places while visiting in Rome.
Roman Forum was a public plaza or town square. This is the heart of ancient Rome. It represents several ruined temples, arches and basilicas. It was the place of Roman Empire where he arranged ceremonial, business, social and other important activities.

Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi rione in Rome. It is 25.9 meters (85 feet) high and 19.8 meters (65 feet) wide. So it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city. It was built in 1762. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. Toss a coin into it and make a wish.

 Pantheon is used as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome. It can be declared as one of the best preserved building in Rome. It might look like a ordinary building form far but at closer, you can find out easily the gigantic pillars and giant door.
Vatican City is officially the State of the Vatican City. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares with a population of just over 800. This is actually an independent sovereign state. You can see here one of the largest churches i.e. St. Peter's Dome in the world. You should maintain some restrictions such as you are not allowed to take pictures in this as well as you are required to remain quiet into this place.
Capitoline Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome. The hill was the site of a temple for the Capitoline Triad. It was considered one of the largest and the most beautiful temples in the city. So you can enjoy the glorious scene of hill as well as famous temples.
Baths of Caracalla were Roman public baths, or thermae, built in Rome between AD 212 and 216, during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla. Now a days it become a popular tourist attraction. The baths are open to the public of carrying admission by paying 6 Euros.
Column of Marcus Aurelius is a Doric column with a spiral relief. It was built in honour of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and modeled on Trajan's Column. It still stands on its original site in Rome, in Piazza Colonna before Palazzo Chigi. It presents you some historical events so you shouldn't miss to see it.
National Museum of Rome is the main Museum in Rome. It splits between various branches across the Rome City. It was established in 1889 for collecting antiquities from between the 5th century BC to the 3rd century AD.
Doria Pamphilj Gallery is privately owned by princely Roman family Doria Pamphilij. It is a large art collection house in Rome. It is situated between the Via del Corso and Via della Gatta. The galleries, wings, and rooms of it seem never ending and display the Gallery's collection of statues, busts and other ornamental art in a spectacular manner. So don't miss these.
Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome in Italy. It has a large collection of ancient Roman statues, inscriptions, and other artifacts.
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