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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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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Ostia Rome

Ostia is the nearest beach town to Rome. Tourists might be more familiar with Ostia Antica, the ruins of the old Roman port. During the summer months it is an excellent day trip, combining a visit to the sea with one of the most interesting monuments shedding light on what a typical Roman city looked like 2000 years ago.

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Ostia Antica Rome

The excavations at Ostia Antica outside Rome constitute the biggest archeological site in the Lazio region. Better preserved than Pompeii, the ruins of this ancient port give insight into the way the Romans used to live in the heyday of the Empire.

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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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