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Pantheon, Rome, Holiday and Trips, Living life like a holidayItaly it is a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline.
Rome, the capital of the country, is home to ancient ruins like Colosseum  and the temple of all gods.
Visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica will be mind blowing because of art collections, archaeology and ethno-anthropology collections.
Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.
Piazza del Popolo - People's Square, Rome


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Piazza del Popolo | People’s Square, Rome

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February 17, 2019
In the center of the Piazza del Popolo square stands one of the biggest obelisks in Rome, from Egypt, 24 meters high and dating back to 1.200 BC. The Flaminio Obelisk was taken to Rome by Augustus.
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Piazza Navona Holiday Rome


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Piazza Navona – The square of the Four Rivers

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October 26, 2018
In the center of Piazza Navona stands the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, topped by the Obelisk of Domitian, brought in pieces from the Circus of Maxentius
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Altare della Patria, Rome, Holiday and Trips


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Altare della Patria | The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele

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September 23, 2018
Initially Altare della Patria had to be made of Carrara marble, but the too high cost of this precious material (the same used by Michelangelo), made the choice on Botticino marble (near Brescia).
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Maritozzi and cappuccino in Rome - Italian Breakfast


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Maritozzi and cappuccino in Rome – Italian Breakfast

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August 25, 2018
Maritozzi, weet buns with whipped cream, typical from Lazio, and a cappuccino is the perfect italian breakfast when you wake up in Rome.
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The Egyptian Obelisk in St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Rome - 4000 years old


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The Egyptian Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican, Rome – 4000 years old

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July 15, 2018
4000 years old Egyptian Obelisk from St. Peter's Square was brought to Rome by Caligula. It was silent witness of the martyrdom of St. Peter.
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St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Rome


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St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Rome – the home of Michelangelo’s famous masterpieces, the Pietà

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July 9, 2018
Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, chief among Jesus's Apostles and also the first Bishop of Rome. Saint Peter's tomb is supposedly directly below the high altar of the Basilica
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The Pinecone Courtyard Vatican Rome Holiday and Trips, Living life like a holiday


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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, Rome – treasures, art and Michelangelo’s secret code

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July 2, 2018
Discover Michelangelo's secret code in Sistine Chapel's paintings and go to see great art and amazing treasure in Vatican Museums.
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Ostia Antica, Rome, Holiday and Trips


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Ostia Antica – the harbor city of ancient Rome

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June 10, 2018
Ostia would have been a busy port town, exotic and full of life. Now is an archaeological site where you can travel 2600 years back in the past.
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Pyramid of Cestius, Rome, Holiday and Trips


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Pyramid of Cestius, one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome.

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June 9, 2018
Pyramid of Cestius is the only pyramid from ancient Rome which still stands today. The pyramid was built about 18–12 BC as a tomb for Gaius Cestius.
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Basilica San Paolo Fuori le Mura


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Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome – St Paul’s mystery tomb

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May 20, 2018
In the middle of the transept, a Roman sarcophagus was discovered in 2006, believed to be the bones of St. Paul. Only one corner of the sarcophagus is dug up.
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