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Must Visit Places in Rome

If you are planning a trip to enjoy your holidays, this time choose Rome-the capital city of Italy. Rome is favorite city of tourists because of rich artistic treasure which it possesses.  It also mesmerizes tourists with its traditional values and elegance of its panoramic view so a visit to Rome would provide you an immense pleasure and happiness. For your guidance, I am mentioning here names of some of the most visited and must see places in Rome.

Trevi Fountain

It is one of the most loved and visited place of Rome as it is visited by a thousands of people daily. It has been said that when a person throw a coin in its water, his wishes come true therefore many of the tourists throw coins in it due to which the fountain grosses a large amount of money which is then donated to some charity. Pulled by two sea-horses, marble centerpiece of the fountain is a shell that is driven by two tritons from which a statue emerges which represents ocean. Beauty of this fountain is surely worth-seeing and the best time to see this fountain is in the evening because its water is turned off early in the morning for cleaning purposes.

Mouth of Truth

It is a bleak marble mask that is known as Mouth of Truth or Bocca della Verita’. It is situated in the entrance hall of St. Mary’s in Cosmedin church. It is actually an ancient drain cover that was found half-buried in middle ages. It has been said by a legend that if a person puts his hand in the mouth and does not speaks the truth after it, then the mouth is shut. It is the most popular attraction in Rome as admission charges in the church are free.

Spanish Steps

It is the most beautiful and striking masterpiece of baroque period. This splendid stair-case was built in 1723 and got its name from the Spanish embassy building that is located near to it. It was built by Francesco De Sanctis on the request of Pope Innocent XIII. If you ever make a plan to visit this place, try to visit it in spring season as these steps are decorated with beautiful flowers in this season.

Capitoline Hill

Capitoline Hill’s main attraction is Piazza del Campidoglio. It was designed in 1538 by the legend artist Michelangelo. Initially it was featured with Marcus Aurelius’s bronze statue. Now this square have Palazzo dei Senatori along with the two museums named Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo. These two museums have a large collection of famous statues and tourists specially visit this place to see these statues.

Rome Zoo, the Bioparco

This is among one of the oldest zoos of Europe which came into existence in 1911. It is a must visit place as your tour to Rome remains incomplete without paying a visit to this fascinating zoo. The biggest attraction of this zoo is the large variety of different animals like camels, lions, bears, giraffes, tigers and zebras. The zoo boasts of having 198 species of different animals including birds, reptiles, mammals etc. In this zoo, different signs are displayed showing the names of creatures in both English and Italian. This zoo provides a complete dose of entertainment through chilled drinking water, shady spots to take some rest, fountains and picnic benches. If you want to enjoy some good food, you will find a café by the zoo entrance as well as a restaurant that remains open during day times and also in evening.

These were some of the most popular attractions of Rome. Plan a tour to this great city and have a wonderful time.

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Worth-seeing Places in Italy

Italy is included in those countries of the world which attract millions of tourists every year which has made Italy the most popular travel destination in Europe. The reason is quite clear. Italy has a large number of tourists’ attractions including cultural attractions, ancient monuments, spectacular cathedrals and churches and wonderful sculptures. The country is also gifted with beautiful coasts, stunning mountains and lakes.  A tour to Italy can surely be full of thrill and fun. Here a description of some cities and places is given which are truly worth-seeing and you should never miss them while planning your tour to Italy.

Capital City- Rome

This city of Italy has a number of well-known places that magnetize the tourists. Some renowned attractions in Rome include:

The Colosseum: It was inaugurated for gladiator fights but now it is open for all where you can go and see its enormous structure.

Fontana De Trevi: It is another tourists’ favorite place. It is quite interesting as it is said that whoever will throw a stone in Fontana De Trevi, will come to Rome one more time.

Vatican City: It is an independent state of Rome having a large number of tourists attractions including St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum and the famous Sistine Chapel.

Duomo of Milan: Rome has another very important tourist destination named Duomo of Milan which is the largest gothic structure in Italy. It is popular because it is the second last largest cathedral in world.

Tuscany

It is another popular city of Italy and one of the most beautiful tourist destinations. This city is well-known for the great work done by painters, sculptors and architects such as that of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. So it can be proved to be the greatest place for art loving people.

Uffizi Gallery: This gallery is in Florence that has magnificent paintings by Tiziano, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Rubens and other famous and renowned painters.

Tower of Pisa: This is the most popular and worth-seeing tower. It began to lean on a side soon after its construction. That’s why it is also called leaning tower of Pisa. However it was repaired and opened for general public. More interestingly, it had honor of being one of the seven wonders of world.

Venice

Venice is the most popular and well-known city of Italy as it has beautiful canals and gondolas to attract a large number of tourists. The most beautiful thing which you should never miss in your tour to Venice is the Grand Canal Venice.

Siena

It is another city which is famous for its pizzas including Pizza del Campo.

Other tourists’ attractions include:

  • St. Peter’s Square
  • Pantheon
  • Dolomite Mountains
  • Costa Smeralda
  • Sicily and Sardinia Islands

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