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Rome

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  1. St. Peter's Basilica - Basilica di San Pietro is the largest Roman Catholic building in the world. It houses important works by Michelangelo and Bernini.
  2. Vatican Museums - Musei Vaticani, the largest museum complex in the world, house art spanning 3000 years from the Classical and modern world. Here you will find the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's frescoes. maps
  3. The Colosseum is the largest monument in existence from Imperial Rome. It is a huge amphitheater that housed the fierce gladiator and wild animal fights. A good approach is along the Via dei Fori Imperiali
  4. The Roman Forum - Foro Romano is one of the city's most important archaeological sites. It was the focal point of Republican Rome and has monuments from 900 years of history. Best of all it's free!
  5. The Pantheon is Italy's best-preserved ancient building, It started out as a pagan temple and then became a church. There is a nice piazza in front of it that makes a nice place for an evening drink (although pricey).
  6. The Capitoline Hill is a great place to get a view of the Roman Forum. The focal point of the hill is the grand Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo. There are two important museums housing an impressive collection of sculptures, paintings, frescoes, and mosaics.
  7. Piazza Navona is a lively piazza ringed by upscale cafes. At its center are three lavish fountains.
  8. The Villa Borghese houses the Galleria Borghese, a large collection of famous sculptures and paintings.

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