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The historic centre of Rome

Enclosed by the Aurelian walls, is delimited on the west by the Tiber river and on the East by Via del Corso, in 1980 it has been declared world heritage site by UNESCO. Among the countless narrow streets and tangled alleys you come across lively squares, smart coffee bars, renaissance palaces and ancient ruins such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Navona square, Campo de Fiori. Famous churches and large museums, where to admire the greatest masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio and Bernini, can be just around the corner. There are an estimated 25000 places of historic and archaeological interest in the very heart of Rome that has the power to impress anyone who has the chance to see them. The hub of Rome is also the centre of the political life of the nation.   file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/Desktop/IKEBANA/spanish_steps.jpg
The best way to go about Rome's historic centre is on foot, but if you would rather use public transportation, you can catch the 40 or 64 bus lines, that leave from Termini station, stop at Largo Torre Argentina, and go on along Corso Rinascimento. At the sides of this large road are Campo de Fiori, Piazza Farnese and the Ghetto to the south, the Pantheon and Navona square to the north.

You will easily reach the most important attractions of Rome.

Ancient Rome: The south part of Rome's historic centre, where impressive monuments will take you back in time to relive the glory days of Roman Empire. Absolutely not to be missed: Colosseum, Imperial Fora, Domus Aurea, Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill.
Historic centre: A maze of tangled alleys and beautiful squares, baroque churches and ancient ruins. Get lost among the narrow streets to come across Rome’s many secrets, like talking statues or little fountains, and admire the works by great architects Bernini and Borromini. Not to be missed: Pantheon, Navona square, Campo de Fiori.
Trident: The fashionable side of Rome: take a stroll around the many smart boutiques and ateliers of famous stylists, luxury hotels and chic restaurants. Walk from Piazza del Popolo, along Via del Corso to Spanish Steps, and reach Trevi Fountain where you can throw a coin and make a wish.
Vatican City, Borgo, Prati: The religious Rome or Rome of the Popes, centre of Christianity. Don’t miss Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums, Castel Sant’Angelo.


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