Things to do in Rome Pantheon Galleria Borghese Piazza Novona San Luigi dei Francesi Colosseum
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Rome is the most important and capital city of Italy. The population of the city is around 3 Million. Without any doubt, it is one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Often called as Eternal City, Rome is the 11th most visited city in the World. Here are some of the places which you will love to visit during your 3 day trip to experience the beauty of Rome -
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History and Italy can't be set apart. The most beautiful city of Italy, Rome is also home to Pantheon. Pantheon is a place of high religious and historical importance. This amazing place was basically built as a temple which served to every God. You would be surprised to know that this vibrant structure was made in 126 A.D. During its early stages, there were around 20 staircases to reach the front door of the building. But, due to the modernisation of the city, the staircase eventually vanished. Also, two kings of Italy were buried here.
A visitor says:
This was my favorite place in Rome. It is more quiet and reverent than the Vatican, although not near as large and grand but opulent in itself. Go later in the day after the crowds leave, and be sure to get the audio guide which is helpful. This is one of Romes true masterpieces!
Address - Piazza della Rotonda
Phone - 06 6830 0230
Timings - Mon to Sat 9am-6.30pm; Sun 9am-1pm
Entrance - Free
Galleria Borghese is a very popular tourist destination. It is an art gallery and is set in a villa which is as old as 17th century. Referred to as "Queen of Private Collections", this museum Cardinal Scipione Borghese's art collections. The art collections are placed in around 20 rooms spread in 2 floors. If you love art, then it is the place to be. You will definitely cherish all the exhibits, sculptures and masterpieces. Do remember, reservation has to be made earlier if you want to visit the gallery.
This was a wonderful experience. The Vatican should do the same! Travel light you have to check all bags and you only have a two hour appointment. Once we had a guide in our hands we moved through and saw what we wanted first and then went back to see the rest. This was a very pleasant experience. To see the expressions on the faces of the Berniniâ€™s: Apollo and Daphne a must see!
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Location - Piazzale del Museo Borghese
Phone - +39-0632810
Ticket Price - Around 11$ i.e 8.5 Euro
Operating Hours - Tue to Sun 8.30am-7.30pm; Monday closed
Click here for online tickets!
Piazza Navona is the perfect place to just walk around the city and enjoy the scenic pleasures of Rome. Piazza Navona is basically the city square which was built around 1st century A.D. The atmosphere you will get here is electrifying. You will be able to see many musicians, entertainers, vendors etc. entertaining the passing by people. Besides the entertainers, you will also find a lovely fountain in the center of the square. Surrounding the area are many shops and restaurants though expensive but worth going in. There is a church called Sant'Agnese in Piazza Navona as well. You will definitely love this place.
A traveller's words:
Piazza Navona, is the pulse of Roma. The food the outdoor cafe's, the wonderful musicians, the romance. It is a place to party and it is a place to sit and watch the world go bye. After a long flight across the pond it is a place to adjust to a less complexed lifestyle. The world of art and leisure unfolds before your eyes.
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P hone - 062412352
Recommended Time to visit - In the evening
What not to miss - Sant'Agnese Church; Fountain of the Four Rivers; Palazzo Braschi
San Luigi dei Francesi or the Church of St. Louis of the French is a Roman Catholic Churchin Rome. This church is most famous for the paintings of Caravaggio, a famous Italian artist of the 16th century. The church is home to the most powerful work of Caravaggio - 'The Calling of St Matthew'. Besides this powerful work, the church also contains Caravaggio's two other famous masterpieces - The Inspiration of St. Mathew and the Martyrdom of St. Matthew.
An invaluable review -
Don't miss this (somewhat) hidden treasure, especially if you are a fan of Caravaggio. But even those who know nothing about the man or his work, should take a few minutes to view these 3 incredible paintings dedicated to Saint Matthew the Evangelist that are grouped together at the last altar to the left of the Cathedral's main altar. Even better, you can see them free of charge--just bring a few Euro coins to operate the lamps to see the paintings better, and you may want to make a small donation to the church itself.
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Location - Via Santa Giovanna d'Arco 5
Phone - 39 6 688271
Entrance - Free
Timings - 10am-12.30pm and 3pm-7pm
In Rome and not visited the most important landmark of the capital city will be injustice. We are talking about the greatest work of Roman engineering and architecture - Colosseum. Colosseum, originally known as Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre located in the centre of Rome. It is the largest ever amphitheatre built in the Roman Empire. Do not even think of giving this amazing structure a miss.
A review by a visitor -
I visited the colosseum when I was on a school trip back in the day.. (year 7..) anyway, I LOVED it!!! It was better than I expected. I love history and archaeology so visiting a site such as this was amazing. I never expected it to be so big inside. You could get lost, it was great. Very good if you are interested in such things before hand, but if your not into history then maybe this is not the place for you. Its beautiful inside and out, but you can't appreciate its true beauty just from the outside, go on and take a look!!!!!!
Location - Piazza del Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali
Phone - 39 06 39967700
Timings - 8.30am-7:15pm. For full list of timings, click here.
Tickets - €12 per adult
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