Etched in history for thousands of years, Rome has been the Capital of the Great Roman Empire and it is the third most visited city in Europe. Rome’s uniqueness is the fact that the city contains a country – the Vatican City which we know is the Headquarters of Christianity. In the present day, Rome is the capital of Italy and it is also the largest city of the boot-shaped country in Europe.
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Located in the central-western portion of Italy, Rome is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union with a population of about 4.2 million. Thanks to its glorious history spanning thousands of years, Rome is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world. Rome comes third when it comes to the most visited cities in the European Union following London and Paris.
Well let’s quickly go through three of the many tourist attractions and other things to do in Rome:
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world and is one of the most recognized buildings as well. The Colosseum which is a World Heritage Site was built in 70-80 AD! This theatre would host 50,000-80,000 spectators and would mostly host Gladiatorial shows.
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The Vatican City is the biggest pilgrimage site for Christians all over the world. The Pope, who is the Head of the Catholic Faith resides in the Vatican City which is also the smallest country in the world. The Vatican City which is enclaved in Rome has the St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest also the second largest Church in the world.
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A temple to all gods of ancient Rome, the Pantheon was built way back in 126 AD. Pantheon even today is the biggest brick dome ever built. The only opening inside the entire building has is a 9 meter diameter hole at the top (at 142 ft)!