Buildings & Attractions in Rome

Buildings & Attractions in Rome

Piazza del Campidoglio

Piazza del Campidoglio is a piazza situated on the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. The Farnese pope, Pope Paul III, commissioned Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarotti to design the piazza and surrounding palazzi....

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Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo lies between Pincio hill and the Tevere, and at the top of a trident, il Tridente, formed by three streets: Via del Babuino, Via di Ripetta and Via del Corso. The piazza's name came from the Latin populus, meaning...

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Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is an elongated, oval-shaped square that is bustling with city life. It is located in what used to be the Stadio di Domiziano, a stadium constructed around 80 AD as a venue for athletic competitions. The stadium's name...

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Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus is a spectacular ancient stadium for chariot races, which could have accommodate up to 150,000 people enjoying the festivals, ceremonies and games taking place there. For over a millennium, some of the most famous chariot...

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Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain, or Fontana di Trevi in Italian, is Italy’s largest and most famous Baroque fountain, standing 26 meters high and 49 meters across. Baroque art, a popular European art form between 1600 and 1750, is characterized...

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Castel Sant'Angelo

The Castel Sant'Angelo, also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, is a cylindrical monument set on the shore of the Tiber River. Construction was initiated by Emperor Hadrian, whose purpose was to build a mausoleum for him and his family,...

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Piazza di Spagna

The Piazza di Spagna is a triangular square whose name came from the Spanish Embassy that was part of the square in the 17th century. At the time, the square was considered Spanish territory. The square itself is a famous meeting...

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Piazza Barberini

A large piazza on Quirinal Hill, Piazza Barberini was built in the 16th century and derived its name from the Palazzo Barberini, a Baroque palace to the south of the piazza. The palace was constructed for the Barberini, a prominent...

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Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia is a piazza at the base of the Capitoline Hill, near the Roman Forum, and at the end of the Via del Corso. It got its name from the venetian cardinal Pietro Barbo, who ordered the construction of Palazzo Venezia. The...

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St. Peter's Square

Piazza San Pietro, or St. Peter's Square, is a square fronting St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. It is known as one of the most famous piazzas in the world. Its present design, created by the sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo...

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Bocca della Verità

The Piazza Bocca della Verità is an attraction in Rome that is located in between Via della Greca and Via Luigi Petroselli. The plaza is near the bank of the Tiber River and lies right in the ancient district of the Forum Boarium,...

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The Roman Forum

In the heart of Rome, ruins of ancient structures form a rectangle around a plaza called the Roman Forum, or Forum Romanum. In ancient Rome, it was also known by the name of Forum Magnum. It served as a marketplace and a meeting place,...

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The Colosseum

The Colosseum, or Coliseum, is the oldest and most famous monument in Rome. The emperor Vespasian ordered its construction in 70 AD, and it was finished in 80 AD under the reign of Titus, Vespasian's son. Originally called Amphitheatrum...

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The Pantheon

The Pantheon holds the title as one of the best preserved among Roman monuments. Its name is derived from the Greek words "pan" and "teon", which, combined, means "to all gods".  As the name implies, the Pantheon was built as a temple...

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