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Colosseum - Metropolitan City Of Rome

The Colosseum - An arena of blood and war; A place where superstar Gladiators used to fight for the ultimate battle of life and death. This is in fact one of the best preserved monuments of ancient Rome. This breathtaking memorial is capable of spacing more than a fifty thousand spectators at any given point of time and is a true Roman engineering ingenious. Location : Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Italy Timings : 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM All days Admission Fee : €15.50
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Fascinating!
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The first glimpse of the Colosseum - a stony, imposing structure and the most important symbol of Rome - is capable of taking anybody's breath away. And once inside, you start to wonder if you are trapped in a time-turner only to have your reverie broken by the plethora of tourists brandishing their selfie sticks and fancy DSLRs. Fleeting images from the movie 'Gladiator' come to mind because this was the arena where gladiators engaged in mortal combat while the sadistic crowds watched with bated breath. Sentenced prisoners were torn off by murderous wild beasts making the Colosseum an epitome of barbarism. Games that lasted months altogether were staged here and animals were massacred as a recreational activity. Although the Circo Massimo is a bigger Roman amphitheatre, the Colosseum with its massive outer walls, trapdoors, podiums and cavea exudes fear like no other and is obviously more popular. A lot of walking is involved and there are numerous almost vertical stairs to be ascended yet nothing should deter you from visiting this monument. Getting There: Taking the metropolitan (metro) in Rome is the best idea because you reach your destination faster and it is cheaper. Tickets are for 1.5 Euros per person and can be bought from the several machines or the ticketing counters at the station. The Rome metro system is very intricate and trains run every few minutes from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm, so do make sure you follow the map and your station 'Colosseo', which is directly opposite the monument, lies on Line B. Beware of pickpockets. The tickets for Colosseum include the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and come for 12 Euros. It is advisable to buy the tickets from the Palatine Hill (Palatino) entrance because you will find no queues unlike the ticket counters at Colosseum and Roman Forum. See the Palatino first, followed by the Roman Forum and save Colosseum for the end.
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Roman Forum - Metropolitan City Of Rome

Situated in the heart of the Roman city between the Colosseum and the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum is a beautiful plaza surrounded by ruins of some of the most well knows structures of ancient Rome. It was the center of Roman public life, the site of Roman Elections, the arena of fearsome Gladiators and thus regarded as one of the most widely celebrated meeting places in the world. Some of the notable surviving structures here are Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vespasian and Titus. Location : Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Roma, Italy Contact : +39 06 0608 Opening Hours : 8.30 AM to 1 hour before sunset
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Historical significance
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If History fascinates you, the Roman Forum is where you should be. What was once the hub of public life in Rome, the Roman Forum is now a cluster of ruins spread across an extensive area. This is where grand temples once stood and still do in bits and pieces, where the most prolific of speeches were made (Mark Antony's speech from Julius Caesar by Shakespeare), where a thriving market place drew people from all over town and where tombs now lie. The Temple of Saturn which was also once a treasury, the Rostrum or the public forum where Mark Antony displayed his oratory skills, The Temple of Julius Caesar which was built on the site of his cremation, the Arco Di Tito which reminds one of the Arc De Triomphe in Paris and eerily resembles the Arch of Constantine and the Lapis Niger which is supposed to be the tomb of Romulus, the founder of Rome are all sites that must not be missed. Getting There: The Roman Forum is a short walk from the Colosseo metro station which is on Line B of the Rome metro system and the tickets for the train which runs every few minutes come for 1.5 Euros. They can be bought from the several machines or the ticketing counters at the station. Make sure you have a map of the otherwise complicated underground transport system which runs from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm with you and watch out for the pickpockets. The tickets for Colosseum include the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and will cost you 12 Euros. It is advisable to buy the tickets from the Palatine Hill (Palatino) entrance because you will find no queues unlike the ticket counters at Colosseum and Roman Forum. See the Palatino first, followed by the Roman Forum and save Colosseum for the end.
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Piazza Navona - Metropolitan City Of Rome

A spectacular, elegant and a charming open air monument, the Piazza Navona is one of the finest Baroque Masterpiece in the city of Rome. Built on the site of the famous Stadium of Domitian during the 1st Century, it is said that the Romans were here always enjoying the games that used to take place all around the year. Also present nearby are a lot of cafes and restaurants nearby where you can have a quick bite after enjoying the Piazza. Location : Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma, Italy Contact : +390668192134
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With incredibly talented graffiti artists, gifted yet hugely unrewarded local musicians, levitating saints from an exotic land (who are invariably trying to dupe you) and art experts willing to create your personal caricatures for a small price, the Piazza Navona is like a party sans the finery and expensive attires. Three elaborate, beautiful fountains adorn Rome's most popular public square. And so do the many cafes and baroque mansions bordering the same. Go early in the evening and spend a few happy hours. Getting there: The Piazza Navona is 450 metres from the Pantheon so it is advisable you see both on the same day. You could take a bus from the Termini station or hop on to the metro. Tickets come for about 1.5 Euros and can be bought from the several machines or ticketing counters at the station. Your stop is 'Spagna' along the A Line and the Piazza is a bit of a walk, about 1.5 kilometres from the station. Watch out for the pickpockets on the train.
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Vatican Museums - Metropolitan City Of Rome

Housing a wonderful collection of renowned classical masterpieces, The Vatican Museums display some of the finest works of Renaissance art illustrating their excellence in arts and paintings. Founded in the late 1600's this museum attracts close to 5 million tourists every year making it one of the most visited museums in the world. Some of the notable galleries are Greek Cross Gallery, Gallery of the Statues, Cabinet of the Masks and the Sala delle Muse. Location : Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma, Italy Contact : +39 06 6988 3332 Timings : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM except Sundays
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If the term 'rich' can be attributed to museums, it probably is because of the existence of the Vatican Museums. Home to the greatest collection of art in the world, the Vatican Museums, founded by the 16th Century Pope Julius II and expanded by his successors, are gold mines in their own right. The exhibits that include several galleries (about 50), halls and three courtyards, extend up to 7 kilometres and house several works of Michelangelo and Raphael. The displays range from the most exquisite paintings to ceiling frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel and even Egyptian mummies. Getting There: Entry to the Vatican Museums comes for about 16 Euros and after a lot of frisking courtesy the security, you are handed your audio guides which come for a price of 7 Euros and are highly recommended. The queues can be long so book your tickets online if you are in a hurry. The museums are open from 9am to 6pm with 4pm being the last admission. Additionally, entry is free on the last Sunday of the month. As previously stated, there are several galleries to see in the museums and there is only one direction that everybody follows so do not be intimidated, you will not get lost. You could take the Metro to 'Ottaviano-San Pietro' which is on the A Line of the Rome Metropolitan and your journey to the Vatican and back should cost you 3 Euros. Beware of pickpockets. The museums are located 900 metres from the station and noon is the best time to visit.
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Palatino / Palatine Hill - Metropolitan City Of Rome

Rome was built on seven hills and Palatino or the Palatine Hill happens to lie in the centre. Legend has it that the founder of Rome, Romulus and his twin brother Remus were saved by a wolf right here and it probably is the presence of such tales that make Palatino all the more interesting. With impressive ruins and the greenest of trees and bushes, Palatino leaves you with majestic views. It once used to be a posh Roman neighbourhood, home to emperors and wealthy families. Palatino is now majorly covered by ruins which once formed Emperor Domitian's Imperial Palace. The walk is long and beautiful and for those interested, there is also a museum (Museo Palatino) the admission to which is included in your ticket. Getting There: The Palatine Hill is a 2 minute walk from the Colosseo metro station which is on Line B of the Rome metro system and the tickets for the train which runs every few minutes come for 1.5 Euros. They can be bought from the several machines or the ticketing counters at the station. Make sure you have a map of the otherwise complicated underground transport system which runs from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm with you and watch out for the pickpockets. The tickets for Colosseum include the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and will cost you 12 Euros. It is advisable to buy the tickets from the Palatine Hill entrance on Via Di San Gregorio (From the metro station, walk south past the Arch of Constantine and continue down the aforementioned street) because you will find no queues unlike the ticket counters at Colosseum and Roman Forum. See the Palatino first, followed by the Roman Forum and save Colosseum for the end. Visit before noon so that you are done with everything by evening.
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Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva - Metropolitan City Of Rome

A lesser known gothic church in Rome, the Chiesa di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is home to Michelangelo's 'Christ Bearing The Cross' and is guarded by Bernini's beautiful 'Elefantino' sculpture mounted on an obelisk outside. The greatly reworked 13th Century church closes at 7 in the evening and the entry is free. If you are a Harry Potter fan, make sure you get a picture of the outer facade of the 'Grand Hotel Minerva' on the Piazza della Minerva, opposite the basilica. It will continue to remind you of everybody's favourite professor/mentor/cat. Getting there: The Basilica on Piazza della Minerva is 200 metres from the Pantheon on Piazza della Rotonda. Taking the underground metro is the best idea because it is faster and cheaper if in case you are not living near the Centro Storico area. The tickets come for about 1.5 Euros and can be bought from the several machines or ticketing counters at the station. Your stop is 'Spagna' along the A Line and the Piazza is a bit of a walk, about 1.2 kilometres from the station. Beware of pickpockets on the train. You could even take a bus from the Termini Station.
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Trevi Fountain - Metropolitan City Of Rome

The world might not be a wish granting factory but if legends and a million other travellers are to be believed, the Trevi Fountain definitely is. A brilliant example of the Baroque style of architecture, the mythical figures on the fountain are magnificent. The name 'Trevi' indicates the three roads that meet at the fountain which has found place in dozens of popular films. As much as I wanted to throw a coin into the water in order to ensure a second trip to Rome, the restoration work initiated by the fashion house Fendi prevented me from doing so and all that I got to see were scaffolds and glass barriers. Therefore, find out the status well in advance, the evening is the best time to visit and there is no ticket that you need to purchase. Getting there: If in case you are not living near the Tridente area which is walking distance (albeit long) from the fountain, taking the underground metro is the best idea because it is faster and cheaper. The tickets come for about 1.5 Euros and can be bought from the several machines or ticketing counters at the station. Your stop is 'Barberini' along the A Line and Trevi is about 600 metres from the metro station. Beware of pickpockets on the train.
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Castel Sant'Angelo - Metropolitan City Of Rome

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, or known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is one of Rome's wonderful monuments and a powerful guardian of one of the most sacred places in the city. During the medieval times, many famous Roman rulers fought for the control of this castle as it played a prominent defensive role in many major Roman attacks. Location : Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma, Italy Contact : 390632810 Opening Hours : 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM Except Sundays
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Viale Vaticano - Metropolitan City Of Rome

The Vatican. The grandest churches and architecture from The Roman catholic church. we also visited some Greek orthodox churches in cyrpus and the contrast in the rituals and the architecture is noticeable.
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Spanish Steps - Metropolitan City Of Rome

Who would have thought that a mere flight of steps could be turned into an extremely popular (and absolutely free) tourist attraction? Possibly the most famous marble steps in the world, the Spanish steps form a heaven for people watchers, bookworms and those looking to spend time with friends and a few bottles of beer. The fuchsia flowers scattered all around the staircase provide an even prettier background to the Piazza Di Spagna and the 'Sinking Boat Fountain' at the foot of the steps. The multitude of branded stores and gelaterias dotting the piazza stand in stark contrast to this 18th Century beauty. Go early in the evening and spend a few good hours there. Getting there: If in case you are not living near the Tridente/Trevi area which is walking distance from the steps, taking the underground metro is the best idea because it is faster and cheaper. The tickets come for about 1.5 Euros and can be bought from the several machines or ticketing counters at the station. Your stop is 'Spagna' along the A Line and the Piazza is less than 200 metres from the station. Beware of pickpockets on the train.
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Piazza del Popolo - Metropolitan City Of Rome

Guarded by a giant obelisk in the centre and flanked by churches, gardens and the artist Bernini's works, the spectacular Piazza Del Popolo is supposed to be the entrance to the North of Rome. This 'square of the people' was initially used for public executions but is now frequented by young Romans looking for a good time. This place is all the more important because three streets (Via di Ripetta, Via del Corso, Via del Babuino) form a 'Tridente' by emanating from the piazza. There are cafes on the piazza that would gladly welcome you if you are looking for beverages or a light, authentic Italian dinner. Getting there: The best way to get to the Piazza del Popolo is by taking the underground metro because it is faster, cheaper and your station 'Flaminio' along the A line is directly across the street. The tickets come for about 1.5 Euros and can be bought from the several machines or ticketing counters at the station. Beware of pickpockets.
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Villa Borghese - Metropolitan City Of Rome

Villa Borghese is not just an exceptionally beautiful park, it is also about 80 hectares of galleries and museums. Loved by joggers, families having a little picnic of their own and lovers alike, this park is all the more popular because it houses the best art gallery in Rome, the Museo e Galleria Borghese. This spectacular place is home to the works of Bernini, Raphael, Caravaggio and Botticelli among others and requires pre-booking in order to prevent itself from getting too crowded. Tickets inclusive of the booking fee come for about 11 Euros and the museum is open till 7pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. Entry to the park however, is free and you could go with some food of your own. Getting there: The best way to get to the Villa Borghese is by taking the underground metro because it is faster, cheaper and your station 'Flaminio' along the A line is about 500 metres. The tickets come for about 1.5 Euros and can be bought from the several machines or ticketing counters at the station. Beware of pickpockets.
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