Things to do in Piazza Venezia / Ancient City

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  • dkw239
    Suffolk, UK204 contributions
    This is another part of of ancient Roman history. There are information boards strategically placed (in Italian and English) to explain what you are seeing.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • dkw239
    Suffolk, UK204 contributions
    Book tickets on line. Walk round and marvel at the Roman civilisation of the time. Get there as early as you can to get a head start on the guided tours. Allow about 3hours +
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • fabinico
    Paris, France318 contributions
    I'm not usually very interested in sculpture, it's the part I generally skip in large museums. But the Musei Capitolini are quite delightful, it's masterpiece after masterpiece, mostly antique sculpture, and the setting is worth the visit for itself. Some rooms you can pass quickly, I also found the painting section wasn't nearly at the level of the sculpture one, but we very much enjoyed our visit with our 3 children. Don't miss the Palazzo Nuovo (which you access through an underground tunnel).
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy70 contributions
    A beautiful square in Central Rome with a lot of Monumente of every era of the city. From here you can reach every part of the city easily
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Steve
    London, UK735 contributions
    It's free to enter and there are a lot of steps to navigate but the building is impressive and provides great views of the city. There is a pricy café and an opportunity to pay for the elevator to the top for even better views.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy70 contributions
    The campidoglio is one of the little hills where Rome was built in its origin. During the Renaissance the famous artist Michaelangelo projected the actual square that appears really beautiful and composed. There are a famous museum and the city hall and if you go behind it you will have a fantastic view of the foro romano
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Bob J
    Southport, NC937 contributions
    This arch was built in honor of Constantine, to commemorate a victory. Constantine did not build the arch. Our guide said at one time there were at least 36 commemorative arches, but now very few survive. Great views from the Coliseum, but you have to pay for that view.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Exploring Chris
    Calgary, Canada252 contributions
    The exterior of this cathedral is fairly unassuming compared to many of the other cathedrals/basilicas in Rome, so we we spent many trips to Rome passing next to it on our way to the Capitoline Museum or just passing the Victor Emmanuel II monument, but never going in. We finally walked up the impressive staircase which leads to the front (and earns you the right to have more gelato) and visited the church and really impressed. We spent the better part of an hour touring the beautifully decorated interior.
    Written 4 February 2022
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  • Lucy B
    New York City, NY6 contributions
    The monument is stunning. The terrace affords view of the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Jewish Ghetto and Campidoglio. Cost of the lift Is 7 euro but it's well worth
    Written 28 June 2021
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  • Cammie00
    Scotland, UK483 contributions
    What an iconic building.

    Houses the tomb of the unknown soldier and has a guard of honour during the day.

    Great views from top of the steps and even better when on the roof terrace area!!

    Some nice restaurants at foot of the building whereby you can admire the architecture.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Jaycee Sarah Koh
    London, UK5,203 contributions
    What a place, what a city! We absolutely love it though it was very busy back in December 2019, we had such a good time playing tourist.

    Here at this hill one can see the magnificent testimony to old architecture designs and monuments that stood well through the sand of time.

    Recommended and watch out if you’re walking about for the traffic!
    Written 12 September 2020
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  • FTMDave
    Adria, Italy5,521 contributions
    The main road of ancient Rome, it led (and indeed still leads) from the Colosseum into the Roman Forum.
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,627 contributions
    The major site upon the Palatine hill and the primary residence of Augustus , the first Emperor of Rome.
    Written 27 November 2019
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  • Sarah P
    Norwich, UK291 contributions
    We just walked past but a very grand building. Can see why it divides public opinion. Reminded me a bit of the brandenburg gate in Berlin.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • ChiefGuru
    Decatur, IN3,414 contributions
    We saw this medieval church while touring the Roman Forum The church is on the north side of the Via Sacra (main street of ancient Rome, leading from the top of the Capitoline Hill, through the Forum, to the Colosseum.). This church was built on part of the ruins of the Temple of Venus and Roma, two Roman goddesses (constructed 121` - 141 A.D. & destroyed by earthquake in early 9th century). The temple was actually constructed on the atrium of the Domus Area of Nero. The Temple of Venus and Roma stood beside the Arch of Titus (constructed 81 A.D.). The temple and now the church were/are located on Velian Hill, a spur stretching out from the middle of the north side of the Palatine Hill toward the Esquiline Hill (two of the 7 hills of Rome). Around 850 A.D. Pope Leo IV commissioned a new church, Santa Maria Nova (its official appellation), on the ruins of the temple. After its major reconstruction in 1612, this church was renamed Santa Francesca Romana (subsidiary name). St Frances of Rome or Santa Francesca Romana, full name Francesca Bussa de' Leoni (1384-1440), was a married noblewoman of Rome, who founded an enclosed house of Benedictine oblate nuns. St Frances was canonized in 1608. Her remains are in a crypt within the church. The tomb of Pope Gregory XI is also in the church. External features that make this beautiful church standout are the ~100-feet-tall (5 stories above the roof line)Romanesque style bell tower, featuring cornices with stone modillions, built in the 12th century, and the travertine limestone porch and façade by Carlo Lambardi were added in the 17th century. A dedicatory inscription is on the frieze of the structure: Virg[ini] Mariae ac S[anctae] Franciscae. The cornice and pediment are embellished with dentillations, fronded modillions and rosettes. High on the front facade can be seen five defined statutes. Definitely take some moments to admire this nice church and, if you have time, go inside to see the mosaics and paintings.
    Written 16 September 2019
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