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The Roman Pantheon - Rome

The Roman Pantheon

The Pantheon Pantheon Review

This is the Pantheon, where the last king of Italy and the builder of the Italian republic are buried. The building itself is very old and impressive, and it has NO ceiling at the very top of the cupola because -- according to what a Roman friend told me -- there was a mistake in the plans and, when they were about to finish building the cupola, they realized that the whole ceiling would crumble down due to its weight if they actually built the last part (the very top) of it. So they had to leave it like that - with a big hole on the top!

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  • Updated Jun 9, 2008
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At the main (Quattro Fiumi) fountain - Rome

At the main (Quattro Fiumi) fountain

Beautiful square close to many attractions Piazza Navona Review

I liked this square a lot since my first visit to Rome. It's full of little restaurants that surround it, street performers, and it's overlooked by very nice buildings. It has 3 great fountains within the square's limits and a big nice church (Sta. Maria in Agone) on one of its sides. There are also a few ice cream parlors and souvenir shops around and close to the piazza. Very nice place to stroll for a while, have an ice cream, have lunch/dinner, etc. (of course the restaurants here are very expensive, keep that in mind).

You can walk from there to the Pantheon, and from there to the Spanish Steps, Fontana di Trevi, etc..... there are signalings along the way (and in case of need, follow the crowd! You will eventually get to those places, they're not far).

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2007
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Ruins of the Terme (mosaics vestiges on the floor) - Rome

Ruins of the Terme (mosaics vestiges on the floor)

Terme di Caracalla Baths of Caracalla -Terme di Caracalla Review

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Directions: Southwest of Rome, you can take a bus from Sta. Maria Maggiore or Termini and you will be there in 15 mins. or so.

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  • Updated Jul 28, 2007
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View of the church from behind (via Cavour) - Rome

View of the church from behind (via Cavour)

A nice big basilica..... Santa Maria Maggiore Review

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  • Written Jul 17, 2007
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After climbing the Spanish Steps... - Rome

After climbing the Spanish Steps...

From the top of the Spanish Steps... Piazza di Spagna - Spanish Steps Review

This is the view you'll have from the top of the Spanish Steps, right in front of Trinita dei Monti... Right in front of this square you can see Via dei Condotti, where the designer shops are located (in case you want to make some VERY expensive shopping). And the Mexican Flag is the first one you can see of all of the flags that are hanging above the street :)

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2006
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Piazza di Spagna - Rome

Piazza di Spagna

Piazza di Spagna Piazza di Spagna - Spanish Steps Review

This is Piazza di Spagna, also known as the "Spanish Steps", which is one of the most popular places in Rome to meet people or just stroll, eat (there are several restaurants around this area) and shop.

Here you can see the steps with the church of Trinita dei Monti on top....

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2006
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The very top of St. Angelo - Rome

The very top of St. Angelo

And now on top of Castel St. Angelo Castel Sant'Angelo Review

This is the view you will have of the very top of the castle from the roof... it's really impressive.

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  • Updated Feb 10, 2003
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The main altar in San Pietro - Rome

The main altar in San Pietro

Inside San Pietro Basilica di San Pietro - Saint Peter Basilica Review

Here's the main altar of the San Pietro church, which is impressive and beautiful!

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  • Updated Feb 10, 2003
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San Pietro Basilica - Rome

San Pietro Basilica

San Pietro @ The Vatican Basilica di San Pietro - Saint Peter Basilica Review

You definitely have to visit all of the most important monuments and museums in Rome, but this is probably one of the most famous and visited: the Basilica de San Pietro in Vatican City... Just make sure you have a "proper" outfit or otherwise you won't be allowed to go inside... and it's really worth it (and I'm not catholic)!! You can see the beautiful church and also visit the former popes' graves, including Saint Peter's!

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  • Updated Oct 21, 2002
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Fontana di Trevi & me! - Rome

Fontana di Trevi & me!

Fontana di Trevi Trevi Fountain Review

I prefer the picture of the Fontana di Trevi that I have at the beginning of my Rome page, but I must also say that I loved the job my friend Kalle did by taking this wonderful picture of me in front of the fountain.... Don't forget to go there and throw your coins!!

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  • Written Oct 21, 2002
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