Rome

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Piazza Navona

A short walk west of the Pantheon is the Piazza Navona, home to some exemplary Baroque architecture and sculpture. Surrounded by classic Italian facades, including…

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Piazza del Popolo

A grand entrance Back in the day, this massive square was the first point of contact for visitors to Rome. Here the ancient Via Flaminia…

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Saint Peter’s Basilica

Symbol of the Vatican Technically, this Roman symbol isn’t actually in Rome. The minuscule state of the Vatican is an independent agent, falling under jurisdiction…

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Via Appia Antica

Stretch your legs Every city has its quiet, green escapes from the central hustle and bustle of its streets. Rome is no exception. But how…

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Villa Borghese

A northern escape As far as city parks and gardens go, this one takes the cake. Cardinal Scipione Borghese spared no expense in constructing his…

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Piazza del Campidoglio

Seat of Roman government This site atop Capitoline Hill has long been of great importance to Rome. The ancients, who placed their Senate here, believed…

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Parco Savello

Located behind the Basilica di Santa Sabina along the Tiber River, Parco Savello—or the Giardino degli Aranci—is one of Rome’s greenest and most tranquil spots.…

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Castel Sant’Angelo

Unforgettable architecture The Castel Sant’Angelo may not be as instantly recognizable as the Colosseum, but it won’t take long for you to embrace it as…

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Galleria Borghese

A private collection Part of the sweeping estate grounds of the Villa Borghese, this art collection was originally amassed by the Cardinal Scipio Borghese in…

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Giardino degli Aranci

Romantic retreat This off-the-beaten-path viewpoint over Rome was practically invented for a lovers’ getaway. Perched atop Aventine Hill, this charming park is officially called the…

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Palatine Hill

Birthplace of a City Just in case you were prone to doze off in your high school history class, let us give you the 411…

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Capuchin Crypt

A morbid delight Crypts and catacombs are admittedly not for everyone. But for those with an appreciation for the grotesque, Rome’s Capuchin Crypt is one…

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