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Rome is known as the "Eternal City" because in it time seems to have stood for centuries. Its monuments and remains of imposing buildings make a walk through the streets becomes a trip back in time to the period of maximum splendor of the capital.
SAN PIETRO IN VATICANO
The Basilica of St. Peter stands on the tomb of the Apostle, located in a necropolis from the 1st century. The first basilica was built by Constantine in the fourth century, and was standing for more than 1,000 years, until the Popes from the Renaissance tore it down to build a new basilica over the tomb of St. Peter.
Symbol of the eternity of Rome, the Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheater, as it was known in classical times, will transport you to the splendor of Imperial Rome. Its almost perfect architecture has allowed it to survive 2000 years despite fires, earthquakes and systematic looting.
It is the place where all civic life in ancient Rome developed: politics, justice, commerce, social life and worship of the gods. It was the heart of the city and is full of memories of the main protagonists of its history.
Few people leaves Rome without having taken any pictures of this famous castle on the Tiber, connected to the other side by the most beautiful bridge in the city, and the Vatican for a long walled passageway.
FONTANA DI TREVI
The Fontana di Trevi is the most monumental fountain in Rome and one of the most beautiful in the world. The story of this fountain goes back to the times of Emperor Augustus.
Plaza VeniceThe Piazza Venezia is today an important traffic hub in the heart of the city itself, and you will often pass through it. It is chaired by the huge and controversial Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, built to honor the country after the Italian unification.
PIAZZA DI SPAGNA
Piazza di Spagna is one of the magical places in Rome. Its monumental staircase made in the eighteenth century at the expense of the crown of France, is a great scenario that makes it one of the most crowded and lively places in the city. When looked empty, however, you have the feeling of having entered to a theater at the wrong time. The name of the square is due to Spain's embassy to the Holy See, installed in a palace in the bottom of the hill since the seventeenth century. The top, however, where it is placed the church of Trinita dei Monti with its double bell, was the domain of France, and for centuries the whole area was fierce fighting scene between the two monarchies.