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Historic Centre of Rome

Historic Centre of Rome: Rome is the capital of Italy. Rome was the centre of the Roman Empire and became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The UNESCO World Heritage includes some monuments from ancient times as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome. One of the major monuments from antiquity is the Colosseum. The Colosseum (72 AD) is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire. The Pantheon (118-125) is the most copied of all ancient works. The Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in the historic centre of Rome. You will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the water of the Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is located inside the historic centre of Rome, it is the smallest independent state in the world. Vatican City is a masterpiece of Renaissance and Baroque art. Vatican City is the centre of Christianity and the seat of the Pope. The St. Peter's Basilica is located in the centre of Vatican city. The St. Peter's Basilica is erected over the tomb of St. Peter the Apostle. The St. Peter's Basilica is one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Important buildings in Vatican City are the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Palace. Vatican City and the City of Rome are among the most important Christian pilgrimage sites in the world. The Historic Centre of Rome, the properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1980.

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Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: The Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) was built for Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum. Later, the...

Historic Centre of Rome: The Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) was built for Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum. Later, the castle was used as a papal fortress, a residence and prison. The Castel Sant'Angelo was built in 135-139, it was once the tallest building in Rome. Now, it is a museum, the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

  1. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: The Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) was built for Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum. Later, the...

    Historic Centre of Rome: The Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) was built for Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum. Later, the castle was used as a papal fortress, a residence and prison. The Castel Sant'Angelo was built in 135-139, it was once the tallest building in Rome. Now, it is a museum, the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

  2. Historic Centre of Rome - Historisch centrum van Rome: The Vatican Museums, the famous spiral staircase, designed by the Italian architect Giuseppe Momo in 1932. The...

    Historisch centrum van Rome: The Vatican Museums, the famous spiral staircase, designed by the Italian architect Giuseppe Momo in 1932. The staircase consists of two intertwined spirals, one spiral staircase leads down, the other one leads upwards. The staircase is also known as the Momo Staircase. The Vatican Museums includes the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms.

  3. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: Vatican City is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. The St. Peter's Basilica is situated in Vatican...

    Historic Centre of Rome: Vatican City is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. The St. Peter's Basilica is situated in Vatican City, the present basilica was built in the period 1506-1626. It was constructed on the site, where the apostle Peter was martyred, crucified and buried in 64 AD. The apostle Peter is considered the first pope.

  4. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: Pope John Paul II in front of the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. In the early 4th century, Emperor...

    Historic Centre of Rome: Pope John Paul II in front of the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. In the early 4th century, Emperor Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, ordered to build a basilica on Vatican Hill. The basilica was built on the site of a small shrine, that marked the burial place of the Peter, one of the apostles of Jesus. The basilica was named after the apostle Peter.

  5. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: Pope John Paul II in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Vatican City is the...

    Historic Centre of Rome: Pope John Paul II in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and is situated within the heart of Rome. The Pope is protected by Swiss Guards, another armed guard stands in front of the Egyptian obelisk. The Swiss Guard is the smallest army in the world.

  6. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: The Colosseum is also known as the Flavian amphitheatre. It is situated in the centre of in Rome, naer the Roman...

    Historic Centre of Rome: The Colosseum is also known as the Flavian amphitheatre. It is situated in the centre of in Rome, naer the Roman Forum. The Colosseum was used for gladiator fights, animal contests and public spectacles. The Historic Centre of Rome, the properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1980.

  7. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: The Colosseum was built in 72 AD and is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire. It was built of...

    Historic Centre of Rome: The Colosseum was built in 72 AD and is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire. It was built of concreet, stones and brick. The Colosseum was used for performances and gladiatorial games, the theatre could accommodate 50,000 spectators. About 500,000 people and over one million wild animals died in the Colosseum. The Colosseum is an important tourist attraction in Rome.

  8. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: The Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in Rome and probably the most famous one in the world. You will...

    Historic Centre of Rome: The Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in Rome and probably the most famous one in the world. You will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the water of the Trevi Fountain. Throw the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder with your back to the Trevi Fountain. About € 3,000 are thrown into the fountain each day.

  9. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic Centre of Rome: Vatican City with the St. Peter's Basilica by night. In front of St. Peter's Basilica stands the...

    Historic Centre of Rome: Vatican City with the St. Peter's Basilica by night. In front of St. Peter's Basilica stands the Egyptian obelisk. The obelisk was brought from Egypt to Italy in 37 AD by the Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula. Since 1586, the Egyptian obelisk stands at the centre of the St. Peter's Square.

  10. Historic Centre of Rome - Historic centre of Rome: The Trevi Fountain is situated on the Piazza di Trevi. The 18th century fountain was built in the late Baroque style. At...

    Historic centre of Rome: The Trevi Fountain is situated on the Piazza di Trevi. The 18th century fountain was built in the late Baroque style. At the centre is the statue of Oceanus. The Historic Centre of Rome, the properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and the San Paolo Fuori le Mura were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980.