5 Places in Rome that are worth to be seen

Rome is a city evocative of splendid sculptures and awe-inspiring art. The whole city is a living museum of art with each street and building painted with its own history. Among the various places in Rome worth seeing, five places are listed below:

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San Pietro

Map of Rome:

Map of Rome

1.THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

THE VATICAN MUSEUMS
The Vatican Museums constitute one of the biggest museums in the world and comprise of approximately two thousand rooms over an expanse of nine miles inside of Vatican City. They are home to numerous historical artifacts and treasures while boasting of unique pieces of art which are centuries’ old.

Map of  Vatican Museums

Map of  Vatican Museums


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They originally formed part of the pope’s palace but nowadays are part of the galleries in Vatican City. Raphael’s rooms, which consist of four rooms divided according to specific periods, are filled with amazing frescos by Raphael and his students, representing historical and mythical events. There are numerous such extraordinary paintings, sculptures and sarcophagus to be appreciated in the various museums. The most famous part of the sacred museums is undoubtedly the Sistine Chapel which contains Michelangelo’s amazing works like “The Creation of Adam” and “The last Judgment”.

2.ST PETER’S BASILICA

St Peter’s Basilica
St Peter’s Basilica forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the finest churches and of utmost importance for Christians worldwide. It is adorned with a 137-meters-high dome and breath-taking architecture. It contains historical arts including Michelangelo’s “La Pietà”. It is said to have been erected on the place where the apostle Saint Peter was crucified and the shrine in his honor can still be seen by visitors. The basilica was developed by various popes and architects throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to what it is today. It was originally designed by Bernini and later by Michelangelo. The Vatican Grottos beneath the basilica comprise of papal tombs including the Necropolis, where Saint Peter is believed to have been buried.

3.THE COLOSSEUM

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

The Colosseum undoubtedly represents the magnificence of the Roman Empire and was the biggest amphi-theatre of that time. It can accommodate up to fifty thousand people while being flawlessly symmetrical and adorned in marble. It is an amazing ancient piece of architecture with a horrifying past where gladiators and other people often fought to death.

4.THE PANTHEON

The Pantheon

The Pantheon
The Pantheon is one of the most well-known and well-preserved ancient buildings in Rome. It was originally constructed as a temple to the twelve important deities in 119 AD. In 608, the edifice was converted into a Christian church. It is perfectly spherical and make up of marble columns. At the center of the structure, there is the oculus, a circular hole symbolic of the link between the temple and the heavens.

5.THE TREVI FOUNTAIN

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain
Lastly, a stop by the Trevi Fountain is a must for those who wish to admire the eighteenth century wonder which consists of sculptures of several deities and resplendent paintings of myths and fables. Furthermore, one cannot resist the custom of throwing a coin into the water of the Trevi Fountain, perhaps to wish for something dear, maybe another return to magnificent Rome.

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