Things to do in Castro Pretorio

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  • Robert L
    Amherst, MA1,499 contributions
    Fabulous museum. Not overloaded with objects but world class items. Sculptures and statues that I will never forget.
    The pugilist.
    The discus thrower.
    Etc.
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Marc_and_Kim_Z
    Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany2,041 contributions
    Wow. Absolutely beautiful church and it’s free. Designed by Michael Angelo and you can tell.

    I’d recommend this place for a quick visit.
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • ScotchMissed
    Outer Hebrides, UK1,476 contributions
    We spent over three hours wandering in the museum, which is large. There are so many different aspects, including the Baths of Diocletian, the cloisters and all the exhibition areas. It was very quiet when we were there.

    Make sure you visit the Basilica next door, as it incorporates parts of the Baths into its structure.

    Every time we turned a corner there was something else to look at. Lots of interesting items on display and some really good A/V that helps to give context. The chariot found in a a grave, being one example. The information on pre-Roman sites was fascinating.

    Love that there is outside space as well as the indoor exhibitions. It was a beautiful March day when we were there and lovely to sit in the sunshine.
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • Patrick M
    Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
    My wife and I attended a wonderful performance of Puccini's Turandot at Teatro dell'Opera. The venue itself is amazing and the production was superb. The performances by the principal singers and orchestra were excellent. Altogether it was a great experience that we both highly enjoyed.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Michael H
    479 contributions
    Buy a ticket at the luggage belts, and avoid others "sniffing around" your wallet, in the busier areas. Euro 14 per person. Trains depart each quarter of an hour. Validate your ticket when entering the platform, before entering the train (important). Half hour journey.
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Selina F
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia19 contributions
    This is much more than "just" a beautiful church. It has great acoustics! No wonder so many performances are staged here. When we arrived on a chilly night recently, we were welcomed by the very friendly and unassuming organizer, who promptly showed us inside. It was free seating but being early, we got great seats with plenty of legroom.

    And for the next 2 hours, we were entranced by La Traviata - a surreal and magical experience we will never forget. What a setting for opera! The cast got a standing ovation that night, and rightly so. BRAVISSIMO!
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt404 contributions
    This is a wide and busy square, but it has a good look due to the sculptures and the nice fountain, but it is not a must-see place.
    Written 27 January 2021
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  • dapper777
    Monaco32,123 contributions
    The works for the construction of the church began in 1870 by the will of Pope Pius IX but the events of that year (namely the end of the Papal Kingdom and the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy) blocked them.
    Only for the help, support and pressure by St. John Bosco in 1879 the works were resumed by the architect Francesco Vespignani and therefore Pope Leo XIII entrusted the new church to Don Bosco and to the order he had founded, the Salesians.
    The consecration of the church took place in 1887 and it was St. John Bosco himself who celebrated the first Mass there on May 16.
    The initial project was modified, the church was lengthened by 30 meters.
    The neo-Renaissance façade is in travertine and is surmounted by a bell tower on which rests the statue of the Redeemer in gilded copper.
    The interior, with three naves with granite columns and a transept with a dome, is completely covered with marble, stucco, gilding and paintings: Virginio Monti is the author of the paintings in the carved wooden ceilings, in the dome and in the cupolas while Cesare Caroselli painted the pendentives, arches and walls.
    The three main altars are composed of seventeenth-century elements from demolished churches.
    A few meters from Termini Station, it is a beautiful church, an evocative place, with its very high bell tower visible from all corners of the Piazza dei Cinquecento, and full of great spirituality and mysticism.
    Written 31 August 2020
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  • Ncv4e
    Kansas City, MO46 contributions
    This little garden is tucked in amongst some impressive government buildings. It’s a little paradise that makes a lovely stop along your walk to the very busy Piazza della Republica.
    Written 17 June 2018
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia13,658 contributions
    Easy to get to as Termini station is part of the area, a very multicultural area, with every variety of restaurant you can think of. It is fun just to walk about the streets taking it all in, visiting the many churches, squares, road side markets and attractions listed on TA.
    Written 23 January 2018
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  • FTMDave
    Adria, Italy5,521 contributions
    One of the main boulevards of Rome, full of government buildings, churches, fountains, etc. - as well of course as bars and restaurants.
    Written 26 June 2021
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  • FTMDave
    Adria, Italy5,521 contributions
    Huge square in front of Termini Station. Great for connections to the rest of Rome (huge bus station, metro station) and full of cheap eateries, but that's it.
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • Martin5507
    Haywards Heath, UK70 contributions
    The small basic cafe at the back offers a choice of local food at a very good price. Staff are very nice and friendly and it was mainly locals at lunchtime the two times we were there. You’re choice is whatever is available which is prepared on site. We thoroughly enjoyed eating here as everything was fresh. Massive choice of wine and spirits including your own still if you want it! Would definitely recommend this for a very reasonably priced basic lunch.
    Written 6 August 2019
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  • dapper777
    Monaco32,123 contributions
    We have seen it many times! It is certainly one of the most beautiful of the modern fountains in Rome, built with the aim of providing a monumental perspective to the Via Nazionale, when it was very elegant and famous.
    It was built in 1888 on a project by Alessandro Guerrieri who wanted four plaster lion statues around the large circular basin.
    These were replaced by the sculptor Mario Rutelli in 1901 by four bronze groups representing the Nymph of the Lakes, the Nymph of the Rivers, the Nymph of the Oceans and the Nymph of the Underground Waters.
    If you arrive in Rome by train, it is the first really fascinating thing that strikes you, as soon as you leave Termini Station.
    It is nice to see it in the evening because the lights make everything much more beautiful and evocative.
    Recommended.
    Written 31 January 2021
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  • backpacker31
    Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
    Tucked away off a small square that seems more like a parking lot is this interesting church with its round base topped by an octagonal dome. Inside is very similar to the Pantheon with its coffered dome and oculus. There are several large statues lining the interior wall niches. Several sculptures and paintings are housed in the smaller side chapels. The closest metro stop is Repubblica.
    Written 4 March 2020
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