Six-must-visit spots in Rome

Rome, Vatican Museums, The Pantheon, Piazza Del Popolo, Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, Catacombs
Rome, Vatican Museums, The Pantheon, Piazza Del Popolo, Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, Catacombs

Rome, the capital of Love, place where one must visit with their loved one at least once.

So if you are planning your trip to Rome, then here are some places you must visit:

Vatican Museums

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Located within the Vatican, the Vatican museums display an immense collection of work built up over the centuries by the Popes. They are home to some of the most renowned classical sculptures and masterpieces of the Renaissance era. The famous spiral stairs of the museums, designed by Giuseppe Momo in the year 1932 are awe-inspiring. The museums hold the essence of heaven on earth for all history lovers or art enthusiasts.

The Pantheon

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Pantheon is Latin for ‘The Temple of God’, and the name gives away the appeal that the structure beholds. It exhibits an aura of stability and divinity, which comes from its concrete and symmetrical formation. It is one of the best and most well-preserved examples of Roman architecture, around the world. The iconic seeping-in light through the centre of the dome resonates and reinforces the name of this acclaimed building.

Piazza Del Popolo

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The open piazza translates to “people’s square” features several fountains and statues, as well as the Egyptian Obelisk which was brought to Rome around than 2,000 years ago. Even in history, the spot was used as a site for public executions, but nowadays it is flooded with lively tourists admiring the ethereal Roman construction. It is additionally surrounded by some of the best Roman churches, including the twin churches- Santa Maria Montesanto and Santa Maria Dei Miracoli.

Colosseum

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The Colosseum is probably one of the first sights that come in our mind when we think of Rome. And why not? This iconic wonder is as spectacular a view, as is its bloody yet critical history. Its construction had begun in 70AD, under emperor Vespasian, and was completed in 80AD, under his successor Titus. It was built for the amusement of people with a variety of activities like mock sea battles, dramas, animal hunting, and most famously- gladiator contests. Despite the partial ruin done to the structure by earthquakes and stone robbers, the Colosseum still imparts a glorious appeal and remains to be the largest amphitheatre in the world.

St. Peter’s Basilica

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One of the largest churches in the world, the St. Peter’s Basilica is considered to be the most renowned of all of the Renaissance architecture. It is considered as one of the holiest of shrines. The church is truly breathtaking, with an impeccable architecture, which was designed with a combined work of celebrated artists like, Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It is the crucification and burial site of Saint Peter, the first Pope, and has a deservedly spectacular and panoramic beauty, which outshines almost any other structure in Rome.

Catacombs

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Catacombs are underground burial places, but like almost everything else in Rome, despite a gloomy background, the Roman catacombs are worth a visit. They hold a firm importance in art history, as the walls and ceilings of many of these catacombs contain paintings which are perhaps some of the earliest examples of religious art. Also, some of the chambers are decorated in well-preserved mosaics. Examples of early Christian art from before 400 AD are present here in fresco and sculpture, as well as gold-glass medallions.

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