Built between 1885 and 1911 to celebrate the uniting of Italy as a nation, and dedicated to the first King of all Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. Of course, the monarchy only lasted another thirty years after the completion of the Vittoriano, and most Italians would still scoff at the idea of unity, but the monument remains and is still important for those Italians with thoughts of nationhood. Guarded by soldiers, a flame burns on the front terrace of the monument to mark the grave of an unknown soldier; this is the Altar of the Fatherland, the Altare della Patria.
Built in 1880 by the prince Maffeo Sciarra, it is today the most beautiful Art Nouveau building in Rome. The protagonist of the decoration is the Woman, seen as a bride, mother and "angel of the hearth" that is portrayed in different scenes of everyday life. In the upper band are depicted other women who represent the feminine virtues: loyalty, humility and justice.
One of the most beautiful bridges in the world that crosses the Tiber. Ornate and made famous by the statues of the Angels with a history of mystery and death.
The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome. As the brick stamps on the side of the building reveal it was built and dedicated between A.D 118 and 125. When approaching the front of the Pantheon one can see the inscription above still reads in Latin the original dedication by Marcus Agrippa. "M. AGRIPPA.L.F.COSTERTIUM.FECIT” “Marcus Agrippa son of Lucius, having been consul three times made it”.
Not that many visitors know that it is possible to climb up to the top of St Peter’s dome (the “cupola”). Actually getting on top of St Peter’s dome is one of Rome must do, and a great opportunity to enjoy a fantastic and dizzying city panorama all around Rome and to admire a top-down view of St Peter’s basilica nave.
The garden of the Oranges, is one of the most beautiful and romantic terraces in the world.
The Gianicolo is a hill located on the banks of the river. From here, thanks to its dominant position you can admire a breathtaking view over the entire city. At 12 o'clock every day a cannon shoots, as tradition instituted by Pius IX.
The Trevi Fountain is the largest and one of the most famous fountains of Rome; it is also considered one of the most famous fountains in the world.
The Colosseum, originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium, is the largest amphitheater in the world, located in the center of Rome.
The most important basilica of the Christian world, the only monument that manages to bring together in one place the faithful and lovers of art. Dedicated to Peter, the first among the Apostles, the first Pope and head of the Church, was built where the Apostle was killed and then buried.
The Roman Forum, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. This flat area between the Campidoglio and the Quirinale, reclaimed by Tarquinius Superbus, as early as the VI century B.C., was ment to host the markets and the public life of the city." Forum" was the term used by the Romans to show the central urban square where they gathered to perform the administrative, legal, commercial and religious functions of the city.