We'll take you through the heart of Rome from the pre-Christian period to modern civilization for an unforgettable experience.
1 – Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel
Born of the 1513 at the behest of the clergy , he exhibited his own culture to the public. Through centuries of history has adapted to the need for knowledge and curiosity of visitors. Artifacts from different cultures and historical periods , coming from excavations or shipments, constituted new areas of the Museum such as : Egizio, Etrusco,Hebrew, missionary-ethnological, contemporary religious art.
From 2000 the Museum , on the occasion of the Jubilee, was renewed offering multiple spaces,services and work available for visitors.
2 – Basilica and piazza san pietro
E’ still one of the largest churches in the world.
The first of St. Peter was erected around the 320 by the Emperor Constantine at the place where, According to tradition, the Apostle Peter had been buried and the centuries and by many artists, underwent considerable transformations to this day our, keeping the same aspect ratio.
Built by Michelangelo, the dome, surprising dimensions and harmony.
E’ can admire Michelangelo's Pieta, exceptional opera known for technique and ability to excite the Viewer
Saint Peter's Basilica is surrounded by 284 columns and eighty-eight pillars of travertine
Bernini was able,managing the aspect ratio of the diameters of the columns , to be in Malawi that the Viewer, reaching the disks of porphyry ,see the Colonnade as consisting of a single row of columns.
3 – Castel Sant Angelo ‘
Located along the banks of the Tiber, Castel Sant angelo ’ is one of the most famous monuments of Rome.
Over the centuries underwent numerous transformations making unrecognisable the mausoleum of ’ emperor Hadrian built for himself and his descendants.
In the Middle Ages it was used as a fortress. The Popes commissioned a secret passage connected with the Vatican palaces, as an escape route in case of need.
During the Renaissance became a real Treasury vaticana.
It was also used to store food in case of attack that could restrict the access to each supply.
Unfortunately is notorious for being used as a prison and torture and beheadings.
Here lost their lives or were imprisoned several famous people such as Cagliostro, Giordano Bruno and Benvenuto Cellini.
4 – Piazza Navona
The original name was "IN AGONE" which is the square of the games,was used in athletics. The stadium of Domitian had a larger area of the Colosseum.
Was built by the Pamphili family.
The main attraction is the "Fountain of the four rivers" built in the 17th century by Pope Innocent X. Other wonderful fountains are that of "Neptune" and the "Moro".
The fountains were a real political instrument , in the absence of other means of communication. They had a dual purpose, capture the good will of the people and show off its political power.
Another popular attraction is the Church of St. Agnes who , According to legend, He was stripped naked but was saved from disgrace with a miraculous growth of his hair.
Piazza Navona is situated in the Centre of Rome, near Pantheon. In the square you can find many bars and restaurants with typical local dishes.
5 – Pantheon
E’ the monument that has undergone more imitations in the history of mankind and the best preserved ’.
E’ ’ is considered a forerunner of all places of worship.
Its location is not accidental, It is said that its founder, Romulus, After his death , was carried in the arms of the gods from a mighty Eagle that clutched her body.
It was a temple dedicated to the worship of the Roman gods.
The current form, results from the ’ emperor Hadrian's reconstruction and is characterized by Hellenistic traits.
Despite the new building was totally different from the original ’, Adriano I’ affix the following inscription "built it Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, Consul for the third time ".
6 – Piazza Venezia
The famous Piazza Venezia is situated at the foot of the Capitol, all ’ the intersection of some of the most important streets of the capital.
This is a real mine architecturally and historic.
Throughout history, the square has changed multiple times, especially in the period from 800 to ’ 900, When to complete the Victorian were destroyed both the monastery of ’ Ara Coeli and the Tower of Paul III.
Although many of the elements that characterized have been lost, Today piazza Venezia is one of the most popular travel, both artistic and geographic interest.
7 – Trevi Fountain
The fountain is a successful fusion between architecture and sculpture, with the sea as its central theme.
The sculptures, rise above a representation of the sea rocks while the reliefs above the lateral niches depict the Virgin indicating the source to soldiers.
The fountain is known for the tradition that you cast a coin into the tub for auspiciousness, the coins are then collected by the city of Rome that the earmarks at Caritas.
The fountain also took part in different environments cinematograficeh.
Among the most famous c ’ is definitely the bathroom of Anita Ekberg in the tub, in the film La dolce vita by Federico Fellini.
8 – Spanish Spain
Thanks to the Trinità dei Monti and the famous fountain of the old boat, even the Spanish Spain is among the most famous squares of Rome.
At the Center lies the fontana della Barcaccia, from the early Baroque period, carved by Pietro Bernini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The stairway was inaugurated by Pope Benedict XIII, during the Jubilee of 1725, It was built to connect the Bourbon Spanish Embassy ’ (where does he get the name) the Church of Trinità dei Monti.
The staircase, It was designed so that approaching the stage effects increase as, typical of Baroque architecture.
Is restored in 1995, maintaining the initial splendor undiminished.
9 – Colosseum
Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, It is the largest amphitheatre in the world and is located in the city centre of Rome.
Being the most impressive monument of ancient Rome survived to this day, is known worldwide and recently included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO World ’ ’,along with the historic center of Rome.
It was used for gladiatorial shows and other events, as dramas based on classical mythology.
It is an unmistakable symbol of the city of Rome and the most visited tourist attraction in absolute.
10 – Circus Maximus
Is an ancient Roman circus, built for horse racing in ancient times.
Is located in the Valley between the Palatine and the Aventine, and is remembered as the site of games since the dawn of history of the city.
Its dimensions are such as to make it it is considered the largest man-made structure for shows, long over 600 meters wide and almost 120, seats over 250000 spectators.
11 – Gianicolo
Tradition has it that the name comes from the God Janus, He founded a town known as Laniculum.
It is located on the right bank of the Tiber, and is famous for his cannon.
From 24 January 1904, a saluting Cannon every day at high noon.
The Cannonball was introduced by Pius IX in 1847, to give a standard at surrounding bells, so that each Church not sounded a different noontime.
The use was not interrupted by the unification of Italy, but the war Yes.
From April to October
|1-4 people||€ 350|
|7-8 people||€ 400|
|children from 0 – 3 years||Free|
From November to March
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|children from 0 – 3 years||Free|