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Colosseum
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The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the world. The construction began in AD 72. The amphitheatre has an average audience of some 65,000. It was used for gladiatorial contests animal hunts, and famous battles.

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica is a huge church in Vatican, which is the seat of the Pope of all Catholics. The Basilica and the square surrounding it are separate enclosed country within Rome. St Peter’s basilica is the most famous example of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world.

Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill is the centremost of the Seven Hills and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. Rome has its origins on the Palatine. From the time of Augustus, Imperial palaces were built here; the ruins of the palaces are there. The Palatine Hill was also the site of the ancient festival.

Roman Forum

The Roman Forum is an area surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of Rome. Augustus gave the Forum its final form 29 BC. It was the center of Roman public life and the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history.

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel (; Latin: Sacellum Sixtinum; Italian: Cappella Sistina [kapˈpɛlla siˈstiːna]) is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between...

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome. The present building of the basilica was constructed in 432. The basilica is dedicated to Virgin Mary, for health and protectress of the Roman people. The architecture of the church is classical and traditionally Roman.

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is a landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums, galleries and attractions. It is the third largest public park in Rome with 80 hectares area. The gardens as they are now were remade in the early nineteenth century.

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

Palazzo Valentini is a palazzo in central Rome. Since 1873 it has been the base of the provincial administration of Rome. The palazzo was built by in 1585. The present structure of the palazzo is characterised by its grand portal, pierced by three windows on each sides bounded by two columns․

Terme di Caracalla

Terme di Caracalla are ancient Baths in Rome. They are built between AD 212 and 216. They had a significant impact on the architecture of many later buildings. The bath complex covered approximately 25 ha area and has rectangular shape. Today the Baths of Caracalla are a tourist attraction.

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Santa Maria sopra Minerva is one of the major churches of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers. The first church was built over the ruins or foundations of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. The church is located in Piazza della Minerva one block behind the Pantheon.

Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura

The Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura), commonly known as St. Paul's outside the Walls, is one of Rome's four ancient, Papal, major basilicas, along with the Basilicas of St. John in the Lateran, St. Peter's, and St. Mary Major. The...

Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome. The Circus was Rome's largest venue for public games connected to Roman religious festivals. They were organized for the benefit of the Roman people and Gods. It now functions as a large park.the city.

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