ROME ATTRACTIONS

Welcome to Rome Attractions, Rome-Explorer.com's page dedicated to articles on the rich historic and cultural patrimony of Rome. Below you will discover all you need to satisfy your curiosity about sightseeing in Rome and Rome's monuments. Rome without doubt has the largest concentration in the world of treasures of inestimable artistic and historic value and this list is designed to meet your needs when you're planning your trip or your day out.


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Secret Rome: Uncovering the Eternal City

secret rome It is not surprising that a secret Rome has developed, and existed parallel to that which you will see everyday. In fact, with such a long history, Rome is indeed a secret which continues to be uncovered through a series of clues that have been passed down to us, or that are still visible today. Just think of Rome's actual shape, the curved streets and buildings that follow the foundations of the ancient structures beneath them, as well as the underground city which extends in stratified layers below your feet. The secrets of Rome are almost as old as civilization itself, and you are sure to uncover a wealth of knowledge if you endeavor to explore them. The following suggestions are really just the tip of the iceberg.

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Rome-explorer.com: What to do in Rome

what to do in rome There are so many things to do and see in the Eternal City that you will most probably feel overwhelmed when you think of what to do in Rome. Of course there are the big points of interest that have become a part of Rome's world famous reputation (and there are enough of them to keep you busy for a long time), but there are also other points of interest that for one reason or another you may not know of, or pass over superficially because they seem to pale in comparison to the hype, or what a single travel writer or blogger considers important. The aim of this page is to give you some suggestions on what to do in Rome in order to have a well-rounded experience, whatever the length of your stay here, and above all to know the city better.

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Rome Sites: Not to Be Missed

rome sites As you are probably aware Rome boasts an enormous number of sites to be visited, and there are a number of online guides that list what each site considers cannot be missed. The sites in Rome are also listed in a numerical order that doesn't always correspond to the level of importance of each site. Obviously, if you plan to be living in Rome for the next 5 years you will have plenty of time to explore all of these sites, but the average amount of time in the city for people coming to visit is under 5 days, so it is very important to focus on what you are personally interested in seeing, and then taking some of the advice that Rome-explorer.com offers below to give you a well rounded experience of visiting Rome's sites.

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Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo: Rome's Second Symbol

Castel Sant'Angelo Castel Sant'Angelo attests to the very evolution of Rome over nearly 2,000 years, from the reign of the Emperor Hadrian to the present day, and its halls, passages and ramparts can still be seen in much the same condition as they were during the various periods that they represent.

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Rome-explorer.com: Enrich Your Visit to Rome

visit to rome Rome-explorer.com is the English language result of the years of experience and success enjoyed by the number one guide to Rome online in Italian, Romaexplorer.it. With some 40,000 visitors per month, Romaexplorer.it has become the one stop guide helping thousands of people with their visit to Rome for business or pleasure. Rome-explorer.com has now been introduced to provide the same level of quality information on the web in the English language with the commitment of becoming the same kind of point of reference as a guide to Rome in English. In the text below you will be able to discover just what Rome-explorer.com offers, how we're different, and the best way to sift through this authoritative guide designed to help you with your visit to Rome.

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Rome parks

An oasis of shade, Rome parks

Rome parks When it gets hot in Rome, and it can get really hot! People start to look for shady places to survive the warmest hours of the day. The heat is definitely far more bearable if you're near a fountain or under a trees and luckily enough in Rome parks are numerous and also very interesting to visit. So it's good to know where to look for a Roman park. In addition, Rome parks such as Villa Borghese and Villa Medici Gardens belong to the most popular strolling venues in the Eternal City and they're famous for their charm and unique atmosphere. In this Rome-explorer.com article you’ll find some useful information on Rome parks.

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Villa Borghese Rome

Villa Borghese: Rome's Green Hideaway

villa borghese rome A typical Rome’s feature is the presence of several large and historical parks, such as Villa Ada, Villa Pamphili, but the most important one in Rome is Villa Borghese. If you’re planning a visit to Rome and you want to have a break from the crowded streets of the city centre, we recommend you a visit to Villa Borghese. Rome centre’s beauty is certainly breathtaking, but especially in summertime you could be wanting to seek some rest in the shadow, in this case Villa Borghese is the place for you. A huge park filled with historical buildings, monuments, museums, restaurants and cafés,  a theatre and other attractions. Rome-explorer.com takes you for a small virtual tour of Villa Borghese in Rome.


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Rome churches

An artistic treasure you can’t miss, Rome churches

rome churches Everyone knows that Rome artistic and cultural heritage is immense and that a great part of it is indubitably constituted by an impressive number of churches. Rome churches are about 900, obviously not all of them are old or of great artistic value, but even visiting just the most important churches in Rome, could take quite a long time. Rome-explorer.com wants to help you discovering  some of these jewels in this article on some of the most beautiful Rome churches.




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Angels and demons tour

Angels and Demons Tour: Rome's Alternative Itinerary

Angels and Demons tour

The so called “Angels and Demons Tour” in Rome is a recent trend for tourists who are fascinated by the places that Dan Brown used in his intrernational best-seller, “Angels and Demons”, imortalized in the recent film with a star-studded cast. If you are looking for an incredible journey and want to follow the Path of Enlightenment step by step, we can give you some directions on streets, squares, churches and castles where Robert Langdon revealed the secrets of the sect of the Illuminati and saved the Vatican.


 


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Santa Maria Maggiore Rome

Santa Maria Maggiore Rome

Santa Maria Maggiore Rome

The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, also known as Santa Maria della Neve, is one of the four patriarchal churches in Rome. At the top of the Esquilino hill, it is the only church which has kept a Paleochristian structure enriched by later additions. Let's consider its origin and the treasures that are kept inside.


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