Posted on 07 April 2011.
There are plenty of opportunities to have fun in Rome. Many people wonder what to do in Rome once they get there because there is just so much to choose from. If you are interested in learning more about the city, you will want to hit all of the major tourist attractions.
These include Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and all of the art museums in Rome. This is usually what any first time visitor to Rome will do when they get there. But what if you are on business and don’t’ have as much time as the regular tourists?
There are many sightseeing tours that will sum up all of the information that you need to know about the major Roman landmarks and Rome attractions. Most of these tours only take a couple of hours and you will get to see great historical buildings and many significant sites.
Posted in What To Do in Rome
Posted on 06 April 2011.
The Colosseum (Coliseum in Latin, Colosseo in Italian) is an ancient amphitheatre that was built during the Roman Empire. It is a elliptical buildings, and it is by far one of the greatest works of Roman engineering and architecture. It sits on a site that is just east of the Roman Forum. The Colosseum was built between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian. It was not complete until 80 AD under the ruler Titus. There were also further modifications added during the next emperor’s reign. The Colosseum was originally built to seat about 50,000 spectators. At this time, it was used for games between gladiators and other public spectacles. The last recorded games at the Colosseum was in the 6th century AD. During the medieval era, the Colosseum was no longer used for entertainment events. Instead, it was left vacant until it became useful for religious and government purposes. It is truly a site you cannot miss.
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Posted on 06 April 2011.
The Vatican is located in the enclave of Vatican City within Rome, Italy. This is the home of the Roman Catholic Church and where the Pope lives and works. This is a major tourist attraction not just for its age and historical significance, but for its religious significance as well. There are millions of people who flock here every single year to see one of the holiest sites in Catholic history. All of the Catholic Popes have resided in this area since 1377. Before that, the Pope would live in the Lateran Palace. Because of an issue of the state of repair of the Palace, the Pope’s residence was kept at the Vatican from then on. So if you travel to Rome, you will want to make arrangements to go to the Vatican and see what many people go to see more than once in their life because of the significance and the beauty of the city.
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