Rome

Rome also called as Roma by the native Italians lies in the region of Lazio and is the capital city of the country. The city is the largest economic and metropolitan arena as well as has the maximum number of inhabitants amounting to more than six million. The city is in the west of Italy and lies where River Tiber is joined by the river of Aniene. The State of the Vatican City lies in the Roman enclave. The architecture of the city is mostly of Renaissance period as the city was not torched in the flames of World War II and has maintained its heritage over centuries. It is given representation on World Heritage List by UNESCO. The significant buildings in the city of Rome are:

ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE:

This is the grand Amphitheatre and is the biggest ever built in the Roman Kingdom. The theatre could have an audience of nearly sixty thousand people and was used for the famous fight of the Gladiators back in the times of the Romans.

OTHER ROMAN STRUCTURES:

The significant monuments belonging to the time include Trajan’s column, Baths of Caracalla, Bocca della Verità, Arch of Constantine, Domus Aurea, Castle Sant’Angelo, Pyramid of Cestius and the Mausoleum of Augustus.

SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE:

A Basilica of medieval design which belongs to the era of Palaeo Christianity was built in the 19th century and inside the Basilica there are mosaics belonging to the fourth century.

SAN PAOLO FUORI LE MURA:

Another Basilica belonging to the 19th century is present in the old city of Rome.

TORRE DELLE MILIZIE:

A famous tower belonging to the medieval age that lies next to the Roman building.

PIAZZA DEL CAMPIDOGLIO:

Belongs to the Renaissance period and was built by the famous Michelangelo. The aristocrats of the age contributed to Rome by building many such dwellings. Some of these are being used as government abodes even now.

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