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Visit Rome : The empire, ancient history,  Colosseum, Vatican and much more as Rome was not built in a day

Venice to Florence to Rome is best route.              Florence Station Santa Maria Novella

It was Jun’16 Brunel and Coventry University, at both places regular regular classes were over and summer holidays started after exams and the next was project work. We decided to visit Europe and Rome was last destination. We included Rome in list because of its  most beautiful historical sites. Venice and Florence was covered. From Florence Santa Maria, we took train. It took 2 hours and cost 12 euro each. Our hotel was walking distance from railway station – Roma Termini and near to top tourist place Pizza Di Santa Maria Maggiore. The name of hotel was Sante Prasade, it was very economical stay and in city centre. Actually in Netherlands, Germany, Prague and other countries we spent all the money so going in low cost was only option available to us. The best thing was the hotel was in city centre and walkable distance from many top attractions.

One can view best scenery of Tuscany Reason and beautiful villages.

It was amazing to see such historical city, roads were made of stones, buildings were designed in ancient look, at each kilometer there was something to see. But June was hot, I think it was not best time. Also bare body, in towel only and religious cap many Bangladeshi citizens were spotted working in restaurant kitchens.

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In Night one can enjoy light and sound program about ancient Rome and history.

In night, there were lots of programs near historical sites and temperature was also fine. The best thing was the program we saw in night it was Julius Caesar with laser light and sound effect on ancient architecture walls and ruins.  Here is our list, if you get a chance must visit Rome.

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Pantheon

The Pantheon’s architecture has inspired copycats around the globe with its tall columns reaching toward the sky, expansive interior and impressive dome with the sun shining through the oculus, a 27-foot hole in the center of the rotunda.

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Colosseum

The largest structure left to us by Roman antiquity, the Colosseum still provides the model for sports arenas – present day football stadium design is clearly based on this oval Roman plan. The building was begun by Vespasian in AD 72, and after his son Titus enlarged it by adding the fourth story, it was inaugurated in the year AD 80 with a series of splendid games.

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Forum

Forum Romanum or Roman Forum is one of the most iconic tourist places in Rome – considered as a centre of ancient Roman civilisation, culture, and ethos.

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Trevi Fountain

This mythological site is best viewed at night when lights illuminate the fountain. However, some travelers lament the Trevi’s many tourists and aggressive local street vendors. Located in Corso and Spagna, the Trevi Fountain sits off the Barberini metro stop. It is free to visit 24/7.

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Piazza del Campidoglio

Piazza del Campidoglio was the result of famous painter Michelangelo’s plan for the revival of the Capitoline Hill, a site of great importance since antiquity.

Piazza del Campidoglio is located on top of the Capitol Hill in Rome, where Roman Divinities were once praised and nowadays it is headquarter of the Italian Government.
The current structure is dated to 1560, as a result of the project by Michelangelo Buonarroti inspired by pre-existent buildings.

This is a relatively small public square, for pedestrians only, on an ancient spot. It’s the only square on the world where all the surrounding buildings are designed by one person: Michelangelo.

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Vatican

Far less modest are the adjacent Vatican Museums, an exhausting feast of art, and home to the world’s most famous frescoes in the legendary Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s astounding ceiling and wall frescoes that take the cake – picture terrified sinners and ravishing prophets bursting out in 3-D brilliance.

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