The sights of Rome get us thinking about emperors, gladiators, temples and ruins. But there are also magnificent sights of Rome from later centuries. The mix is truly heady. Take a browse.
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One of the most iconic sights of Rome. I wonder how many bucket lists it appears in.
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Throw in your coin and your wish to return to the city one day will be granted.
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Beautiful fountains, street vendors and artists make it a pleasure to stroll this square, day and night.
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A true labor of love. Michelangelo produced 175 paintings covering 12,000 square feet.
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The most important gathering place for the world's Catholics.
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And the church that anchors it.
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There are some very special places to view Rome. The pretty gardens of the Aventine Hill are just some of them.
The center of public life in Ancient Rome.
Once the tallest building in Rome, the Castel Sant'Angelo was commissioned as a mausoleum by Emperor Hadrian, was later a papal castle/fortress and is now a museum.
There are 135 steps between the Piazza di Spagna and the Piazza Trinità dei Monti and the church of the same name at the top.
This has to be seen for real to see how magnificent it is.
There are many magnificent piazzas and avenues in Rome, but don't forget to wander the charming side streets.
The square is one of the great attractions of Rome. At its center is the famous baroque Fontana della Barcaccia, the work of Bernini, one of the great architects of Rome.
Incredibly, 2,000 years after it was built, the dome at the Pantheon is the largest unsupported dome in the world. The Pantheon, which was once a temple to the Gods, is now a Roman Catholic church.
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Rome is surely the city of fountains. There are 50 monumental structures and more than 2,000 altogether.
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And here's the square in which the Neptune fountain sits.
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You can't go to Rome and ignore the gelato.
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The Appian Way was one of the great roads of the Roman Empire.
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One of the trendiest Roman neighborhoods to wander. There's lots of narrow streets and cute steps as the district climbs the hill. It's also the best place to find somewhere to eat dinner.
The stunning frescoes of Filippino Lippi, painted between 1489 and 1491.
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The triumphal marble arch stands at the north west end of the Forum.
Not all the sights of Rome are above ground. Spooky!
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Mithraism was a mystery religion of Ancient Rome. It is thought of as one of the rivals to early Christianity. One of the largest Mithraeum (temple) is found under the Circus Maximus.
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There is so much fabulous architecture in Rome but even the more modern (15th century onwards) is influenced by the ancient styles.
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With so many drinking fountains in the city there's no need to carry a water bottle with you all day.
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Once the private domain of the magnificent Villa Borghese (which is now an art gallery), the gardens are now a large public park.
If you've seen Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, you'll know all about the Mouth of Truth. The mouth is located in the portico of the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.
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There are so many fantastic sights of Rome that the River Tiber often doesn't get a look in.
The museum has a fantastic collection of classical and renaissance art.
One of the temples of the Forum.
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The beautiful square was designed by Michelangelo.
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This is the largest standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world and came to Rome from the Temple at Karnak.
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The entertainment venue of Ancient Rome - games and chariot races and theater productions were staged here.
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Known as an Ossuary. An estimated 3,700 bodies were buried here.
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There are monuments to all of Rome's emperors around the city. Trajan's column is known for its stunning relief work.
The column of Marcus Aurelius (yes, the one in Gladiator!) stands in Piazza Colonna and was modeled after Trajan's column.
The triumphal arch is located between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill (one of the 7 hills of Rome) and commemorates Constantine I's victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the route taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph.
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A view from one of the portholes gives a stunning view of St. Peter's.
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I threw my coin in the Trevi Fountain but haven't been back yet. I hope those wishes work! Have you been to Rome? Did you love it?
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