Roman places worth to be seen
:: The historic centre of Rome - The Spanish Steps ::
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.
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
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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