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1. Colosseum

The first on the list of attractions in Rome is, of course, the Colosseum . The Colosseum is a majestic arena that functioned almost 2 millennia ago, and by visiting it you can really feel its entire centuries-old history. Outside, you can look at the Colosseum absolutely free of charge, however, to go inside, you will have to pay 12 euros.

2. Fountain Di Trevi

This fountain has appeared in many scenes of Italian cinema. The architects of this miracle are Nicola Savvi and Pietro Brachi. The name Trevi means the intersection of three streets. The fountain is dedicated to Poseidon, which is located in the center of the composition, and symbolizes the greatness of the ocean. One of the interesting legends associated with the fountain is to throw a coin to return to Rome again.

3. Vatican

This famous capital of Catholicism is located in the territory of Rome. You can get there without any visas. The main attraction of the Vatican is St. Peter's Cathedral - the main church of Catholics around the world. You can get to the Vatican only along the adjacent to this cathedral St. Peter's Square, made in the shape of a circle. The square is made like hugging arms, which symbolizes the love of God for all believers.

4. Plaza of Spain

The square is called so because the Spanish embassy is located very close to it. Now Piazza di Spagnа is the center of fashion, and on the Spanish Steps, shows with the latest Italian novelties are often held. The most expensive street in Rome, via dei Condotti, also starts from the Plaza de España . The most expensive shops of Italian brands are located on this street.

5. Pantheon

One of the oldest buildings in Rome that has survived to this day is the Pantheon . It was built in 126 AD under the Emperor Hadrian and the most interesting thing is that the building has survived to us practically unchanged. Initially, it was a pagan temple of all Roman gods, but with the spread of Christianity, the building was consecrated into a Christian temple. The temple houses the famous tomb of Raphael Santi, King Vittorio Emmanuel and other important personalities in Italy.

6. Villa Borghese

This is a popular park among tourists and locals, where you can ride anything - bicycles, rollers and four-seater cars, there is also a lake on the territory of the villa and boats for boat trips are rented there. Initially, the park belonged to the richest Borghese family, later the villa with the mansion passed into the hands of the city authorities and a gallery was organized in the building. So after relaxing in the park, you can look there too. Part of the Villa Borghese is located on the Pincio hill, which offers a beautiful view of the city.

7. Venice Square

The most famous part of Piazza Venezia is the white stately building called Vittoriano. Many Romans call this building macchina per scrivere, which translates as a typewriter. The main reason why they call Vittoriano that way is not in external resemblance, but because the building, in their opinion, does not fit into the Roman style. Close to Piazza Venezia is the Capitoline Hill. On Capitol Hill, you will find the Capitol She-Wolf, the one that nursed Romulus and Remus, the founders of the city.

8. Piazza Navona

The square is made entirely in the Baroque style, and it has its own artistic atmosphere, slightly different from the antique look of Rome. There are always many artists, jesters and musicians in this square, entertaining the people. In Piazza Navona , as in other Roman squares, there are life-giving fountains. Walking along the perimeter of the square, you will find typical Roman narrow streets, which are full of colorful Italian cafes with delicious food.

9. Piazza del Popolo

From Latin, Popolo is translated as "people", therefore the general meaning is "people's square". The name justifies itself, so if there are any celebrations, fireworks, fireworks and the like, then, most likely, in this square . There is an Egyptian obelisk in the middle of the square. Similar obelisks are located in all large Roman squares. The ubiquitous obelisks are associated with the fact that during the greatness of the Roman Empire they were brought from Egypt as souvenirs and placed on the main square.

10. Castel Sant'Angelo

The last attraction on this list is Castel Sant'Angelo . The castle has a rather complicated history: at first the building was built as a burial vault for the Roman emperors, then it became a fortress from raids from enemy nations, later the castle was chosen by a whole series of popes of Rome and now it is already a museum. At the top of the fortress, there is a magnificent view of hundreds of kilometers around. The entrance to the castle costs 10.5 euros.

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