Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful and famous squares in Rome and the world, is one of the splendid Baroque masterpieces with works by Bernini and Borromini. It was built on the perimeter of the ancient Domitian Stadium.
Villa Borghese is one of the largest parks in Rome. Built on the will of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, it houses prestigious neoclassical and nineteenth-century buildings. The beauty of the picturesque gardens and the park’s attractions make it one of the most attractive green spaces in Europe.
The Trevi fountain is one of the most famous sites in Rome. In Late Baroque style, it is the spectacular termination of the ancient Acqua Vergine aqueduct, fed by natural springs. It features in several movies, including Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”, and visitors to Rome enjoy continuing the time-honoured custom of throwing a coin into its waters so that they will return to the Eternal City one day.
Saint Peter’s Basilica, located in the Vatican City, is considered one of the Catholic Church’s holiest sites and foremost pilgrimage destinations, which marks the burial site of Saint Peter, Christ’s foremost apostle and the first ever pope. This is where Peter’s successor, the present pope, presides over religious rituals and celebrations.
The Ara Pacis is an exciting example of Roman sculpture in the early times. The altar of pease is the monument that commemorates the victories of Augustus and symbolizes the establishment of peace in the Roman Empire (the “Pax”, a particularly vital concept during the reign of Augustus) after about one hundred years of wars. […]
The Pantheon, a Roman temple dedicated to all gods, is one of the most impressive sites in the centre of Rome. Dating to the 2nd century AD, it is probably the world’s best preserved building of antiquity. Its dome, with its distinctive central hole, the “oculus”, is the biggest ever built in masonry: a timeless testimony to the enduring skill of Roman architects.