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The Vatican

In the heart of Rome lies the nucleus of the Roman Catholic Church: the Vatican. This city-state has had its own post office, papal guard, radio station, newspaper, publishing firm, shops and papal offices. For centuries it has invested its wealth in...

Colosseum

The Colosseum was built in the first century AD by successive Flavian emperors at the site of Nero's man-made lake. In this way the emperors tried to eradicate all memories of the much-hated Nero, and to win back the public. Following its completion...

Castel Sant'Angelo

This monument was built between 135 and 139 AD and owes its name, Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of Angels), to a legend. On Christmas Day 590, Pope Gregory I beseeched God to end an epidemic of the plague. The archangel Michael then appeared above the m...

Pincian Hill

After a busy day in Rome, it is great to relax. A leisurely stroll over the Pincian Hill is the perfect way to do this. Several families used to have villas and gardens on the hillside, and the name Pincio derives from one of those families. The hill...

Chiesa di Dio Padre Misericorioso

The beautiful design of the American architect Richard Meier attracts many visitors who come there not for the word of God, but simply to see the building. A highlight is the three billowing sails on the side of the church; "The white sails will lead...

Aurelian Wall

Seventeen centuries, catapults, cannons, bombs and earthquakes later, this city wall is still standing. The wall was built between 271 and 280 AD on the instructions of the Roman emperor Aurelius. To speed up construction and to save money, many exis...

Rome is de hoofdstad van Italie - CityZapper.nl

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