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14 Incredible Things to Do in Rome

Sonali Pimpale Jul 22, 2019
Welcome to Rome, one of the oldest cities in the world that boasts of a glorious past. The Eternal City has gifted the world with a bounty of architectural masterpieces and engineering marvels.

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Imagine yourself to be a spectator of fierce gladiator fights at the Colosseum.
Inaugurated in 80 AD, with a capacity of 50,000 to 80,000 screaming onlookers, the imposing Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater) was the venue of countless animal hunts, prisoner executions, and battle re-enactments.

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Be stunned by the sheer beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica.
One of the most significant religious sites in the world, the magnificent basilica bears the mark of both Michelangelo and Bernini. Climb up to the dome to see the panorama of Rome spread out before your eyes.
Tour the Vatican Museums to ogle at Vatican City’s treasured possessions.
Housing some of the world’s greatest art collections, the museums include the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo’s striking frescoes and ceiling artwork, Raphael Rooms, and Caravaggio’s The Entombment of Christ.

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Admire the way sunlight filters through the oculus at the Pantheon.

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Impervious to the passing of nearly 2,000 years, this church is unbelievably well-preserved. Formerly a Roman temple, the Pantheon is the final resting place of several prominent figures in Roman history, including the celebrated painter Raphael and two Italian kings.

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Believe in fate at the Trevi Fountain.

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As the story goes, tossing three coins into the gorgeous fountain will ensure that you will find your way back to the Eternal City, fall hopelessly in love with a dashing Roman, and marry him/her!

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Marvel at the beautiful ancient Roman ruins at the Roman Forum (Foro Romano).

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The complex features many ruins from Rome’s past, including the Temple of Saturn, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Septimius Severus.

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Seek blessings from angels at the Castel Sant’Angelo.
Originally designed to be a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian, the castle served as a stronghold for the popes during troubled times. The mighty fortress now houses a museum that will walk you through the history of the place.
Be fascinated by the Basilica di San Clemente. The minor basilica is not one, but three churches built one over the other, from 2nd century to the 12th century.

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Enjoy a street performance at Piazza Navona.

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The 15th century public square is dominated by the Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Baroque church Sant'Agnese in Agone.
Take a walk through the neighborhood of Trastevere to experience the quintessential Roman charm.

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Be amazed by the astounding works of maestros like Raphael, Boticelli, Tiziano and many more at the Galleria Borghese.

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Learn the legend of Romulus and Remus that led to the foundation of Rome at the Palatine Hill.

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The beautiful hill houses ruins of several buildings that were designed for the beau-monde of Roman society, including the Palace of Domitian, the House of Augustus and the Flavian Palace.
Shop for fresh produce at the bustling markets of Campo de’ Fiori.

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Trek up the Gianicolo Hill to be enthralled by the spectacular views of the city.