Every year milions of tourists come from around the world in Rome. It is no doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its unique and fascinating history its thousands palaces, churches and fountains. All the time you feel that present and past, modern and old go side by side. It is favourite place for holiday, romantic honeymoon or city of fashion.
Rome is a city full of culture and history. Architectural and art treasures you will find around every corner. There are so many secrets to be discovered, legend to be told, history to be relevated, that’s why they called Rome - The Eternal City. Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus. It began its development in 10th century and became a centre of great Roman Empire. The Eternal City was Caput Mundi or Head of the World in Roman era. During the centuries the fortune of the city was distinguished by ups and downs. Rome restore his role in this century, it became the Seat of Italian government, the seat of the Christianity and one of the most important artisitic and cultural centre of the world.
There are so much thing for see in Rome, but maybe start with the Vatican. The Vatican is the smallest country in the world and it is situated in Italy’s capital Rome. It is the home of Popes and Holly See. If you want to see Pope, he every Wednesday holds the public audience on St.Peters Square in the summer, and in the winter in the Audience Hall. The main square is Piazza San Pietro. You must see the world famous Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilics. Vatican Gardens are very famous for their beauty, squares, sculptures and fountains.
Visit Rome without having seen the magnificient Colosseum is not complete. It was commissioned by emperors Vespasian of the Flavian family and they also called him The Flavius amphitheater . The Colosseum was finished in 80 AD and its completion was commemorated by 100 days of ceremony and games. You will be stunned by its size and the power its radiates, when you step inside you step into the history.
The Galleria Borghese
The Galleria Borghese is private art collection, maybe the largest in the world. It is divided in two sections : on the ground is Museum and displays sculptures and on the upper floor is the Gallery collects paintings. The Gallery is originally conceived by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, he was an art enthusiast. Scipione Borghese gathered a large collection under his roof, there are ancient sculptures and paintings by several artists including Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio.
Rome could not be imagined without its squares and fountains, also there is not a square without a fountain. One of the most beautiful fountains of the Modern Rome is the Fontana delle Naiadi in Piazza della Repubblica. In the Piazza Navona is The Fountain of the Four Rivers. The fountain del Tritone is in Piazza Barberini , and lot more beautiful squares and fountains.
The Fontana delle Naiadi
The Fountain of the Four Rivers
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi fountain is one of the famous fountain in the world. It is the largest Baroque fountain of Rome. The sea is the main theme of The Trevi fountain. It is belived that the name of fountain derive from tre vie, refering to the three roads that converge to the square. The fountain was designed by Nicola Scavi in a style inspired by Bernini, 30 years were past until it was completed.
The Piazza di Spagna
The one of the most popular meeting place in Rome is Piazza di Spagna. Draw for photographers and tourists are the combination of a monumental staircase - Spanish Steps, an obelisk and a beautiful church. This elegant staircase consists 137 steps. At the foot of the steps is famous Barcaccia Fountain. The fountain recall the historic flood of the River Tibet with its charasteristic form of sinking ship. The steps are especially beautiful in May, then they are decorated with flowering azaleas.