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9 January 2015
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Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Guide of Rome – Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden in St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden, daughter of Gustavus Adolphus, who died in 1689. The bas-reliefs represent the Queen’s abjuration of Protestantism in the Cathedral of Innsbruck. The […]
9 January 2015
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The Chapel of the Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica

Chapel of the Pietà. So called from the celebrated marble group of the youth of Michelangelo, one of the earliest works of the great sculptor, executed by him in 1499 at the age of twenty-four. In the band crossing the breast of the Madonna is […]
9 January 2015
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The Monument of Pope Innocent VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome

The Monument of Pope Innocent VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica Monument of the Pope innocent VIII of the Cybo family; the most ancient papal monument in the present church, the work of the Pollajolo brother’s, the famous painters and sculptures.It is one of the three […]
9 January 2015
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Monument of Pope Pius VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica

Monument of Pope Pius the VIII by Tenerani, the Pope is represented among the statues of the Saviour, St. Peter and St. Paul, forming thus the most religious monument in the church.The door right underneath door is the entrance to the:Sacristy of the church built […]
9 January 2015
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Monument of Urban VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica

Monument of Urban the VIII, of the Barberini Family. He was the pope who consecrated the present church in 1626 and who destroyed the roof of the Pantheon. To cast cannons for the defence of the church. The monument is the best among the works […]
9 January 2015
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Privileged High Altar in St. Peter’s Basilica

Privileged High Altar where only a pope can officiate, or Cardinal who has received the permission from the pope. The present altar dates from the period of Pope Clement VIII, who consecrated it in June 1594; inside is preserved, as a holy relic, the altar […]
9 January 2015
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St. Peter’s Tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City tour

St. Peter’s Tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City – Tour in Rome Behind the central railing, of gilt bronze, is a little niche, which is supposed to be the only part left of the former oratory of St. Anacletus of which we have […]
9 January 2015
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Vatican Grottoes in Vatican City

Or crypt, the only part of the Basilica of Constantine still in existence. This is the very interesting as it contains many important tombs of Kings, popes, and precious relics of the primitive Church, which narrate in monumental characters the history of twelve centuries of […]
9 January 2015
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The Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

The Dome the most glorious in the world, is a miracle of art and beauty, on every square inch of which skill and precious material has been lavished. It is the masterpiece in architecture of Michelangelo (to which he devoted the last sixteen years of […]
9 January 2015
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The interior of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Interior of St. Peter’s Basilica. The solemn magnificence of the interior, resplendent in gold, shining in a fabulous profusion of rare marble, sparkling with mosaics, is one of the best and most magnificent of the works of man and is beyond all power of description. […]
9 January 2015
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Facade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Facade of St. Peter’s Basilica. The facade is solemn and imposing, and it was designed by Carlo maderno in 1612 during the reign of the Pope Paul V as is stated in the inscription of the frieze. The attic is surmounted by a balustrade, bearing […]
9 January 2015
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St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica. The Church and the square of St. Peter occupy the very historical spot of the circus of Nero where many Christians, accused and convicted of having burnt Rome, suffered martyrdom (as is mentioned by Tacitus and Seneca) and where St. Peter was […]
9 January 2015
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The Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City

The Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square, was originally erected at Heliopolis, by the Egyptian King Nuncores; the Emperor Caligula (37-41 A.D.) had it brought to Rome and raised in his circus, which later on was named after Nero; here it was dedicated to Augustus and […]
9 January 2015
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St Peter’s Square in Vatican City – Tour in Rome

St Peter’s Square in Vatican City – Tour in Rome St. Peter’s Square. We are indebted for this colossal work of beauty to the genius of Bernini who designed and directed its construction under the Popes: Alexander VII and Clement IX.The two porticoes are supported […]
9 January 2015
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Castel Sant’Angelo, Mausoleum of Hadrian

Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) – Mausoleum of Hadrian, built by the Emperor Hadrian (130-135) after his return from his many travels all over the Roman Empire and probably inspired by the famous tomb which Queen Artemisia had erected in honor of her […]
9 January 2015
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Column of the Immaculate Conception

Column of the Immaculate Conception erected in 1956 by Pius IX, with the designs of Polletti, in memory of the solemn proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. On the base of the column are four statues of prophets; in […]
9 January 2015
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Memorial House of Shelley and Keats – Tourinrome.com

Shelley and Keats Memorial House in Rome is a museum in Rome, in memory to the English Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley, (Shelley and Keats)  Keats died in this house and the room holding his deathbed has been preserved as a shrine to the writer tortured. The museum hosts […]
9 January 2015
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The Spanish Steps – Guide of Rome – Tour in Rome

The Spanish Steps in Rome The Spanish Steps. This was the most important square and the heart of the old Papal Rome; it takes its name from the Palace of the Spanish Ambassador which rises in the West side of the square. Before the new […]
9 January 2015
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Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis is considered one of the most important monuments of the beginning of the Empire, erected nine years B.C. in honour of the Emperor Augustus, on his return from Gallia and Spain, and in commemoration of the peace re-established by this Emperor in […]
9 January 2015
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Mausoleum of Augustus

Built by the Emperor on 28 B.C. as a burial place for himself, all the members of the Claudian-Julian Family and their familiar servants.Strabo describes the tomb as a large monument in the vicinity of the river, rising on a gigantic sub-structure of marble, richly […]
9 January 2015
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Popolo square – Piazza del Popolo – People’s Square

The most important entrance to Rome. It was designed by the architect Valadier for Pope Pius VII, in order to give a fist impression of beauty and magnificence to the people coming to Rome from the North; as, before railways were constructed, visitors had to enter […]
9 January 2015
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The Pincian Hill

The modern Pincio occupies the very spot of the “Collis Hortorum” or hill of gardens, of the Romans so called from the famous villa of Domitian Sallust and Lucullus which stood here. This last property was, later on bought by Valerius Asiaticus, who was put […]
9 January 2015
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The Borghese Gallery

The Borghese Gallery is considered the queen of private collections of art in Europe.The building was erected at the expenses of Card. Scipio Borghese, at he beginning of the 17th century, after the design of Giovanni Vasanzio the cardinal’s favourite architect. The museum originally consisted […]
9 January 2015
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Villa Borghese

The largest and most lovely park in Rome, being about four miles in circumference. It was laid out by Card. Scipio Borghese, the favourite nephew of Pope Paul V (1605 -1621) and is decorated with beautiful fountains, small waterfalls, artificial lakes, imitations of ancient monuments […]
9 January 2015
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The Palace of Queen Margherita – Palazzo Margherita

One of the best Palaces of Modern Rome built after design of the architect Koch in 1886 for Prince Boncompagni, who later on sold it to Queen Margherita. The building since the year 1944 belongs to the American Embassy and is surrounded by a little […]
9 January 2015
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The Fountain of Moses

The fountain was designed by the architect Fontana in 1585 for Pope Sixtus V, whose coat of arms may be seen surmounting the monument. The statue of Moses in the centre is a weak work by Bresciano who said to have died broken hearted over the […]
9 January 2015
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Basilica St. Mary of the Angels

This edifice is the best preserved hall of Diocletian’s Bath converted into a church by Michelangelo in the year 1563.With the transformation of this building the great artist, aged 88, accomplished the last work of his long artistic career. Official Rome Guide, Rome walking city […]
9 January 2015
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Piazza della Repubblica – former Piazza Esedra

The two large semicircular palaces. By Gaet Koch, occupy the spot and retain the same form of the exedra of Diocletian’s Bath, large remains of which are visible on the North east side of the square. The large picturesque fountain in the centre, is a […]
9 January 2015
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Ludovisi Musuem

This collection, founded by Cardinal Ludovisi in the first half of the 17th century, to ornament his famous villa, was once the small cloister of the ex-Carthusian.The mosaic floor, one of the largets in existence, measuring nearly 400 square metres, was found in the excavation […]
9 January 2015
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The Bath of Diocletian

Begun by the emperors Diocletian and Maximian in 302 A.D. and finished in the year 305.These baths, the largest of ancient Rome, covered an area of about 440.000 square yards and they could accommodate 3200 bathers at the same time. Professional, expert, official tour guides […]
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