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Top Rome Attractions: Must-See Landmarks

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Rome has a long history behind it. Top Rome attractions comprise classical ruins, age-old places of worship and iconic fountains. Rome is a modern and vibrant city where you will come across wonderful eateries, museums and activities. The city can be overwhelming to the visitors who may not know where to go first. But there are landmarks that are almost obligatory, such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums.

1.Vatican Museums

 

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Vatican Museums

Founded by Pope Julius II in early sixteenth century, Vatican Museums is one of the largest museums in the world. Popes amassed the collection over the centuries. The museums hold 70,000 works of art, out of which 20,000 are on display. Visitors walk through 7 km of halls and corridors. At the end of the route is Sistine Chapel which contains Michelangelo’s famous fresco The Creation of Adam.

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St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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St. Peter’s Basilica

St Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world. Italy’s greatest architects built it in the Vatican over a period of a hundred years. The church was built during the period 1506–1626. Saint Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus Christ,died here in 64 AD and is buried under the central altar in the church. Saint Peter is looked upon as the first Pope. …

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Florence Cathedral – The Duomo

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Florence Cathedral is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site covering the historic city centre of Florence. It is dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore. The locals call it the Duomo. Florence is synonymous with the Duomo which s the most important landmark in Florence and the fourth largest church in the world. It is located in a busy area of Florence, Piazza del Duomo. The cathedral is a short walk of 800 metres from Santa Maria Novella train station which is one of the busiest in Italy. The locality is full of shops and restaurants. …

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