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Italy, the boot-shaped
country, is one of the most popular places to
visit in the world which attracts millions of
tourists worldwide. It was the home of many
European cultures, such as the Etruscans and
the Romans and it was for centuries the center
of Western civilization. Today, Italy is a democratic
republic and a developed country with the 8th-highest
Quality-of-life index rating in the world. Nobody
can resist the charms of Italy's culture and
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The Coliseum is an elliptical amphitheatre structure
in the center of the city of Rome, built in
70-80 AD. It is one of the greatest works of
Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
No other civilization in the world could top
the Romans in terms of strength and power. And
for their entertainment, they had the Coliseum
where the prizes of their conquests, lions and
other exotic animals were made to battle with
the gladiators. It has been estimated that about
500,000 people and over a million wild animals
died in the Coliseum games
It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions
.On every Good Friday the Pope leads a torch
lit "Way of the Cross" procession
to the amphitheatre.
Piazza Campidoglio, or the Capitoline Hill,
was the seat of power of the Ancient Romans.
Pope Paul III (Farnese) decided to reshape the
Capitoline Hill into a monumental civic piazza.
Michelangelo designed the two palaces on the
opposite sides of the square, whose divergence
creates a widening perspective which is most
effective and his Piazza del Campidoglio is
one of the most significant contributions ever
made in the history of urban planning.
And up until today,
it still stands as Italy's center of politics.
It holds the famous statue of Castor and Pollux
and various structures designed by the great
Michaelangelo himself like the double staircase
and other buildings.
The Pantheon means "Temple of all the gods"
was originally built as a temple to all the gods
of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt circa 125 AD. The
Pantheon is the oldest standing domed structure
in Rome. The height to the oculus and the diameter
of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 meters
The Pantheon is
one of the best places that you can visit in
Rome. It's teeming with beautiful architecture,
beautiful sculptures, and beautiful statues.
This magnificent building is also the home of
the grave of the famous painter, Raphael.
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain is located in the rione of
Trevi is the largest standing 25.9 meters (85
feet) high and 19.8 meters (65 feet) wide .
It is the world renowned fountain , famous for
its beauty and size, and it features several
sculptures, including one of Neptune coming
out from underwater, riding on a sea shell that's
drawn by two horses with wings. The Trevi fountain
is undoubtedly the most famous of all the fountains
It's featured in Dan Brown's famous novel, the
Da Vinci Code.
Canal in Venice
Venice is composed of islands and canals; the
Grand Canal is 3800 m long, 30-90 m wide, with
an average depth of five meters. It's shaped
like a backwards letter S, and is leads into
the central districts of Venice.
There's nothing more Romantic than going on
a boat ride through the famous canals of the
floating city of Venice. These quixotic canals
are featured in various movies and are a favorite
for newly wedded couples for their Honey Moon
Trips, all over the world. It's also a great
way to take in all the sights of the beautiful
On the west bank of the Tiber, the Vatican City
is an independent sovereign state, best known
for the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica.
The Basilica is approached through the 17th-century
St Peter’s Square, a superb creation by
Bernini, enclosed by two semi-circular colonnades,
with an Egyptian obelisk in the center. To the
right of St Peter’s stands the Vatican
Palace, the Pope’s residence. Among the
principal features of the Palace are the Sistine
Chapel and the Vatican Museum. The Vatican Gardens
can be visited only by those on guided tours.
For further information, see the separate Vatican
City country section.