Vatican Gardens Rome

The Vatican Gardens are formed by several gardens, parks and even a small wood and take up more than half (23 hectares) of the grounds of the Vatican City in Rome. The Giardini Vaticani are adorned with numerous statues and fountains that are placed all over the gardens. There are also several buildings, including the one from which Radio Vaticano transmits their broadcasts, plus small fortresses and other medieval monuments.

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Piazza Mattei Rome

The Piazza Mattei in the Sant’Angelo district of Rome is considered to be one of the most beautiful piazze of the city. The main attractions on this central square are the Palazzo Costaguti and, especially, the Fountain of the Turtles. The square is named for an influential family, which was also responsible for the construction of several buildings.

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Mausoleum of Augustus Rome

The Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome is the biggest tomb with a round floor plan in existence. After having been closed for a very long time, it has now been restored and will reopen to the public in March 2021. It was constructed by the emperor, for himself, his family members and his successors.

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Column of Marcus Aurelius Rome

The Column of Marcus Aurelius (Colonna di Marco Aurelio) is located in the centre of the Piazza Colonna along the Via del Corso shopping street in the heart of Rome. The reliefs on the column of honour depict some scenes from the emperor’s military exploits. The statue on the column depicts Saint Paul.

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Santi Cosma and Damiano Church Rome

The Santi Cosma and Damiano Church was built by uniting parts of the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forums. The biggest attraction is the apse mosaic. The Forma Urbis Romae, a huge marble city map showing what Rome used to look like in the 3rd century, used to adorn one of the outside walls.

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