Visitors making their way to city of Rome are in for a definite treat. This historical and cultural hub of Europe is home to a wide range of iconic sites that include the likes of the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Arch of Constantine. But Italy's capital also features delicious traditional Italian cuisine, and a range of quaint cafés and bars to enjoy.
Explore The Vatican
Those who are lucky to enough to be touring Rome on a warm and sunny day should be sure to explore the city’s many parks and piazzas that offer wonderful opportunities to mix with the locals. There's so much to enjoy, whether you’re picnicking in the Villa Borghese, or exploring the ruins of the Santa Costanza chapel.
Step into the hushed grandeur of the Sistine Chapel and look up at the masterpiece of Michelangelo. Note the details in works like the Creation of Adam, and discover little-known facts about the secrets hidden within the frescoes. See the marble-clad walls of St. Peter's Basilica, the most sumptuous of Catholic churches. Stand where Holy Roman emperors were once crowned by popes, gaze upon the haunting beauty of Michelangelo's Pietà, and ponder the sense of history of this place before Bernini's famous baldachin, the bronze canopy that arches over the altar and the burial site of St. Peter himself. The Vatican Museums are some of the most fascinating in the world.
Discover the Religious and Artistic Riches of Vatican City
Lying within Rome's borders, Vatican City is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as being the world’s smallest state by both geography and population. It hosts a number of Rome’s most famous attractions, including the Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling painted by Michelangelo. Visitors also flock to see St. Peter’s Basilica and its dome that was also designed by the famous painter and sculptor.
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