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Piazza Navona
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Piazza Navona, Rome, 00186

Vatican City from Rome - ND0_6607
Under Pope Urbano VIII Barberini, Gian Lorenzo Bernini had always designed all the fountains, but when Pope Urbano died, Pope Innocenzo X Pamphilj dismissed Bernini and tried to employ Francesco Borromini to build a cent...   more

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Piazza del Popolo
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Piazza del Popolo, Rome, 00187

Rome visit, June 2008 - 57
(popolo=people, but in this case Popolo derives from pioppo=poplar) - Either way, everyone loves this huge Piazza so we can say it is popular with the people - Romans and tourists. This looks like an aerial view but it w...   more

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Roman Forum
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, 00186

Foro Romano / Forum Romanum / Roman Forum
In the Forum, much of the once elegant and tall architecture is now reduced to rubble and ruin.Thankfully however, there are still glimpses of what once was here and there. There is alot to see here. We were sitting in t...   more

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Palazzo Altemps
Category: Monument + Museum
Piazza San Apollinare 48, Rome, 00186

Osiris Chronocrator
Containing some of the finest ancient Roman statues in the world, this collection formerly formed the core of the Museo Nazionale Romano. As of 1995, it was moved to these new, suitably grander digs. The palace's sober e...   more

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Musei Vaticani
Category: Monument + Museum
Viale Vaticano, Rome, 00193

Spiral staircase
The series of four communicating rooms was a reconstruction carried out by Nicholas V (1447-55) of the thirteenth century palace of Nicholas III (1277-80). Towards the end of the first decade of the sixteenth century Per...   more

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Santa Maria Novella
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Firenze, 50123

Enjoying Florence
This church was built in 1278 by architects (Brother Sisto, and Brother Ristoro) who were part of the Dominican order, the work was carried on by Brothers Jacopo Talenti and Giovanni da Campi, and was constructed along G...   more

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Villa Borghese
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Piazzale Flaminio, Rome, 00196

Lost in the City of Popes and Priests
Villa Borghese is overwhelming in its natural beauty, art treasures and cultural history and sheer size. According to the Herald Tribune: Until 1902 Villa Borghese, with a circumference of 9 kilometers, was the Borghese ...   more

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San Marino
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Ufficio di Stato per il Turismo - Contrada Omagnano, 20, Repubblica di San Marino, 47890

San Marino by Night
A note must be made about the nature of the border. Because our lovely little republic was founded on the principle of religious freedom and escaping persecution, to this day the border is open and any person can cross. ...   more

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San Michele
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
44 Via Giovanni Giolitti, Turin, 10123

Sacra di San Michele
Sacra San Michele is perched on a mountain North of Turin and the stairs leading into the upper interior are hewn into the existing rock. A large number of royals are buried there and the walls in the burial chamber are ...   more

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Piazza San Pietro
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Piazza San Pietro, Rome, 00193

Rome
The Piazza San Pietro (Saint Peter's Square) is a vast, monumental square, a place where the faithful gather every Sunday for mass. When the Pope is in Rome, he conducts the mass from the window of his private quarters. ...   more

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