Rome - what to visit

The Forums

Forum During the Empire, the Forum was the center of discussion to do political, commercial and religious, exactly from the second century BC, when Rome became the capital of the empire for centuries. The forums were places for meeting and discussion, as important as the Colosseum or the Stadium. The Forum lived Emperor and his closest followers of a political and military. It was a strategic location for Roman life.

    Currently the Forums are divided according to their origin and possible access for the various areas of income, for any of them is priced admission. The ruins are impressive and include Roman Forum and Colosseum.

The Trajan Forum

        Among the Forums to tour highlights the Trajan Forum, located near the Piazza Venezia, has previously been named as one of the wonders of the classical period. At present it is only possible to know a small part of the ancient market town as it is mostly damaged or ruined. This forum is the first thing you look at any of the courses you choose to see the old part of Rome.

        Located on the floor of what was the Trajan Forum shopping, you can find the Trajan Column, one of the most admirable classics preserved until today. The work dates from the year 113 A.D. and was built to commemorate the victories of the emperor. The monument is about 40 meters high and the surface can make out scenes of victorious campaigns. In principle the monument was part of the Basilica of Ulpia. The Trajan Forum is notable for being the last of the Roman Forum.

The Palatine Forum

        The Palatine Forum is in Via di San Gregorio, can be reached more easily by bus lines 75, 81, 116 and 117, and also using the Underground Coliseum. The forum is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to pm.

        According to history and tradition, is he place where the brothers Romulus and Remus were the foundation of ancient Rome, can be found around most impressive residences of the Roman Empire. Within the Forum you can find the villa and the Domus Domus Augustaza Flavio, two of the most visited places by tourists. The first was used as a site for imperial assemblies and the second was used as a private residence of the emperor.

The Roman Coliseum

    The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in Rome and capacity, was built porencargo of Vespasian in 72 AD on a lot that was part of the Domus Aurea Di Nero. It features an elegant and monumental structure

    This consists of about eighty arches that welcome 55,000 spectators able to enter the premises. His inauguration was given in the year 80 B.C. by Emperor Titus Caesar. In antiquity, the Colosseum was covered by a vast canvas operated by pulleys to the days of too much sun.

    The Colosseum looks impressive to visitors, its monumental structure and found several levels below the surface for centuries has captivated those who have had the privilege of studying it or follow it. Its function was to entertain the audience with blood fight show and most heartbreaking of Roman times.

    At the Coliseum can be reached using the metro or buses Colosseo 75, 81 and 85. The visit can be made through different tourist itineraries and stays open from April to September, from 9 am to 7 of the afternoon. In the months of October to March, remains open from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

The Domus Aurea

    The Domus Aurea is located on Via della Domus Aurea, can be reached using the Metro Colosseo or through lines 75, 81, 85 and 87 bus. It is open to the public Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm. Reservation is needed time to visit.

    Found in a position to restore the right time and therefore closed to the public, the Domus Aurea is open again for a visit, although the current zone is in serving, much less the original, you can admire the monumental design of its facilities, a former palace that originally occupied the entire south side of the Palatine Forum. Its total area was similar at 25 theaters.

Church of the Gesu

Church of the Gesu    It is located in the Plaza de Ges, is easily reached using the lines 40, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81 and 492 of the bus. Public access is available Monday to Sunday from 6 am to 7 and 15 pm. There is a range from noon to 4 pm when left untreated.

    The church was built between 1568 and 1584, is considered the first Jesuit church founded in the city of Rome. It is a representative monument of the time of the Counter. Most notable is the pulpit, the altar and the extraordinary beauty of the dome. Decorating with which the church has is another reason why it's worth your admiration.

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

    Built in 1634, the church is one of the most important monuments of Rome, was formerly known by the name of San Carlino Church and the Order of the Discalced Trinitarians. The beauty of its forms between concave and convex and genius of its architecture, together with the imposing dome, are the major attractions of the church and a sign of the genius who was his mentor, teacher Borromini.

    Located in the Way of Quirinnale, number 23. The bus arrival is more feasible, using the lines 52, 53, 61, 62 and 95. The customer service is 9 and 30 am until 12 noon and 30.

The Pantheon

    The Pantheon is the Piazza della Rotonda, are accessible by bus lines 40, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81, 87, 116 and 492. Access to visitors is ready at 8 and 30 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to pm.

    The Pantheon is considered as the most representative monumental milestone of the Roman Empire, as well as being the best preserved historic site of their civilization. It was built in 118 AD, is a temple revere aimed mythological gods.

    Its circular shape preceded by a lodge of square columns and a pediment. The central part is made up of a sphere with a radius of 43.3. Access to the interior is restricted to a single input, called the oculus and located at the top of the Pantheon. Today the Panthéon serves to house the remains of the most important historical and Roman and Italian tradition.

The Vatican Museum

    Located in Vatican City, the most recommended way to get there is using the 1B2 tram, buses or the lineas23, 40 and 64. The customer service is reserved from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. The last Sunday of every month the income is made from 9 am to pm.

    The museum boasts one of the finest art collections in the world. Originally built as a residence for the popes of the Renaissance, in the eighteenth century was part for the first time an exhibition of the works of art collected by the popes until then.

    Among the highlights, is the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, which stores important documents of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Includes sample of mummies, sarcophagi and tombstones. The statues of the Roman period are also seen in the exhibition.

    The museum is a must-see on any tour monument intending to do for Rome. The magnitude of their collections and the stunning architecture that surrounds it, are two of the reasons we can not miss this museum.

The Trevi Fountain

    The Trevi Fountain is located in Fountain Square, access can be done through the lineas52, 53, 58, 63 and 630 bus or by metro Barberini.

    The Trevi Fountain is a triumphal arch exposed in the external facade of the palace. Includes an allegory to Neptune, the god of the seas, is portrayed his horses and pulling together the abundance and health. It was built by Nicola Salvi in ​​the year 1763 and has become a point-see for any tourist who comes to Rome. Tradition says that the closer to the source, the visitor must throw two coins, the first forward to returning to Rome and the second asking the desire that you see fit.

The Basilica of St. Peter in Chains

    The church is located in the Plaza de San Pedro, income is allowed for visitors every day from 7 am until 12 and 30 days, and 3 and 30 pm to 6 pm.

    The main attraction of the basilica is Michelangelo's Moses him, a curious sculpture accompanying the funeral of Pope added Giulio II. It was this pope who commissioned the reconstruction of the Basilica and Michelangelo sculpture. The first of August is celebrated all annos why it was built the basilica, is called the celebration of St. Peter's Chains.

Basilica of St. John Lateran

    The basilica is located in Piazza San Giovanni in Laternao, number 4. It can be reached using the lines 81, 85, 87, 673 and 810 bus. Public access is from 7 am to 7 pm from April to September. The months of October through March, the hours are from 7 am to 6 pm.

    The church has had to be repaired and rebuilt several times due to various fires suffered yet been able to maintain its classic look. The basilica was used as the residence of the Pope until 1309.

San Pietro in Montorio

    The monastery is located in the Plaza de San Pedro, number 2. The way to get there is using lines 44 and 75 of the bus. It remains open to the public every day from 7 am to 30 noon and from 4 pm to 6 pm.

    Located on the hill south of Trastevere, the monastery structures are erected since the fifteenth century, inside you can see paintings and works of art, but what stands out is the Temple of Bramante decorating inside a true work of art.

    The monument represents the peak of the Roman Empire, is also one of the main monuments of the city and one of the must-see places to visit for any tourist.

Sant'agnese in Agone

    The church is located in Piazza Navona, the best way is using the lines 40, 46, 62, 67, 64, 70 and 81 bus. It is open to the public every day. Work of Carlo Rinaldi, was built on the place that was chosen to Santa Ana meets his martyrdom, so it is named after him.

    With a wonderful architecture and a design made of concave and convex surface enhancement is a source of wonder for visitors.

    The church represents the internal battle and Barromini Bernini, why the characters on the facade are protected his head with his hands, the idea was that the facade does not last long before being demolished, fortunately for history, erected remains to this day and is one of the main attractions of the ancient Roman Empire.

Capitol Museum

    The museum is located in Capitol Capitol Square, income is allowed visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm.

    The Capitol is comprised of a set of museums created in 1471 by Pope Sixtus IV, based on their donations based largely on his personal collection of statues. The Capitol also has a famous Pinacoteca.

    The museum currently has one of the most important and extensive collections of artistic history of Roman culture. The collection is divided into two main sections, each occupied by a building, the New Palace and the Palace of the Conservatory. Currently have been working on extensions, as in the case of the Palace and the Palace of Caffarelly Clementito, both considered as part of the museum today.

    Among the most interesting to see the collections, highlights the statue of Marcus Aurelius and the Capitol Magnifier, can be found in the gallery works of Guido Reni, Pietro Cortona, among others. Dick Van's portraits are also very interesting to know.

Roman College

    It is located near the Facchino Fontanella, in the square of the Roman College. The most affordable way to get there is using lines 40, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81 and 492 bus.

    The monument was built at the request of Pope Gregory XIII to be used as the residence of the Jesuits at the time of the Counter. In the main facade can be seen a large clock tower dating back to 1787 and it worked to observe the climate of the city.

    La Fontanella is a source of Facchino with an unknown in the middle, and the statue is part of the singing statues of Rome. The fountain dates from the year 500 A.D. and was built by Jacobin del Conte.

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