Anyone making their way to Italy should be sure to book a hotel room in the city of Rome, which promises to be a truly special experience. The Italian capital is home to relics of the ancient Roman Empire, as well as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
Tour the Historical Sites of Rome
Those who haven’t visited Rome before, and even those who have, will be amazed be the sheer number of historical attractions that dot the city, including such famous sites as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
For travellers less interested in the historical aspects of the city, the ambiance of this picturesque setting is still one that makes strolling its streets, and eating and dining in its cafés, bars, and restaurants, something that is not to be missed. The city is also full of scenic open air spaces, including the Villa Borghese, the Piazza Novana, and the Gardens of Palazzo Barberini.
Stroll Through the Piazza della Repubblica in Rome
Another one of Rome’s most impressive outdoor areas is the Piazza della Repubblica, a circular piazza that centres around the beautiful Fountain of the Naiads, commissioned by Pope Pius IX in 1870. Originally the fountain displayed four grand chalk lions, but these were replaceed in 1901 with sculptures of the four Naiads (Nymph of the Lakes, Nymph of the Rivers, Nymph of the Ocean and Nymph of the Underground Waters), which symbolise the dominion of humanity over nature.
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