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Old Town of Rome, Italy

From series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The unique historical sightseeing of Rome and Vatican City are also in the list of the UNESCO Heritage Site. A great number of Roman historical sightseeing is known all over the world. Roman Forum, Colosseum, Pantheon and Emperors Forum are the most popular antique landmarks. Millions of tourists come to see them year by year.

Old Town of Rome, Italy Vatican City is a separate architectural and historical landmark. Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore is a place where most excursions begin. It attracts with its outstanding mosaic decoration and wonderful paintings of the 17th century. Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is another interesting landmark of Vatican City. At first, it was mentioned at the beginning of the 4th century. This cathedral has a lot of historical facts.

Saint Petes Basilica is the most recognizable cathedral in the whole world. More than that, it is the largest Catholic cathedral in Europe. Rome is rich in ancient churches, there you can find about 900. Each has its own place in history. Piazza di Spagna is the best place for walks. The square has its name thanks to the Spain Embassy. It is surrounded by outstanding historical buildings, fountains and landscape compositions and luxurious shops. Next - Historic Center of Florence


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ATM bankomat: 'Euronet ATM (Galleria Savelli)' located in 0.4 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'taxi roma civitavecchia' is located in 0.48 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Esso - Stazione Vaticana' in 0.38 km
Supermarket: 'Annona Città Del Vaticano' in 0.29 km
Parking: 'Parking Vatican' in 0.35 km
Apotheek: 'Vatican Pharmacy' in 0.28 km
Police station: 'Corpo della Gendarmeria' in 0.39 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'QP PASCUCCI' in 0.37 km
Railway station: 'Roma San Pietro' in 0.81 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Ciampino Airport CIA - in 16 km
 »  Fiumicino Airport FCO - in 20 km
 »  Sant'Egidio Airport PEG - in 132 km
 »  Grosseto (Baccarini) Airport GRS - in 147 km
 »  Abruzzo Airport PSR - in 154 km
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Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

St. Peter’s Basilica
0 km - St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican, which is the smallest state in the world, is a unique attraction itself. Its main landmark is the amazing St. Peter’s Basilica and a square of the same name in front of it. That’s an important monument not only in terms of religion; it’s also a stunning …
Santissimo Nome di Gesu Cathedral
2 km - Santissimo Nome di Gesu Cathedral
Santissimo Nome di Gesu Cathedral has placed right in the centre of the so-named square in Rome. It was built in 1584 and at first, it was a monument in the mannerism style. However, after the reconstruction, the church has received bright features of Renaissance. One …
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
3 km - Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is the sightseeing of the world meaning. It is one of the main Basilicas in Rome that was built in 352 year. The legend says that Pope Liberius saw the Blessed Virgin Mary in his dream. She ordered him to build a marvellous church where …
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
4 km - Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Rome can boast with one of the oldest Christian churches in the world, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. This basilica was built during the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great. After more than a thousand years, it has managed to save its unique pristine image. …
The Catacombs of San Sebastiano
7 km - The Catacombs of San Sebastiano
Unique attractions of the Christian world include not only ancient temples and monasteries, but also some historical areas, where archaeologists have found amazing Christian artifacts. An excellent example is the Via Appia, along which there are legendary Catacombs of …
Cascata delle Marmore
75 km - Cascata delle Marmore
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Italy is the Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls). At first sight, you can hardly believe that this waterfall is man-made. It was created by the ancient Romans. The height of the waterfall is 165 meters. Since its creation, …

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The most interesting national holiday is the Foundation Day, which is celebrated on April 21. This celebration has the tendency to stretch for several days. During the holiday, you will be able to enjoy a lot of interesting cultural events and rituals. Every year, locals choose the Goddess of Rome, which becomes the winner of the beauty contest. One of the main roles during the holiday is given to the Vestals - the girls in the image of the emissaries of the Roman goddess Vesta, who follow the observance of all the ancient rituals. During the holiday, they must follow the sacred fire, which, according to an old legend, is the embodiment of the goddess Vesta. During the celebration, you can watch theatrical performances, which are devoted to important historical events. The main events are held near the temple of Hercules.

As in other European countries, the period of Christmas-New Year holidays and vacations lasts from December 25 to January 6 - from Christmas to Epiphany. New Year or Capodanno - one of the favorite holidays, and is celebrated everywhere, including Rome. The city acquires a festive look, the streets and squares are decorated with the appropriate New Year's attributes. At the same time, there is a period of school holidays, and it is natural that children get special attention during the New Year holidays. If you travel with children to Rome, then definitely you should visit the Navona Square, where you will enjoy the traditional fair-festival of toys. On January 1, Italy also celebrates the International Day of Peace.
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