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Rome Vistors Guide

Uploaded by shadow87warrior on Apr 20, 2007

The Eternal City
The city of Rome has long been known as the eternal city, and has been a seat of power since the eighth century B.C.E. It was founded by Romulus and Remus around the year 800 B.C.E. and would give rise to the Roman State. Through wars, conquest, marriage, and skill the empire would influence Western Europe and make the Mediterranean into a “Roman lake”. With all of the riches of the empire coming forth there would be no doubt of the power and might of the city. As the rule expanded, more public buildings would be built in the city. Some of them would be built by a council to garner support among the populous, others as tributes to victorious generals who had subdued a barbarian tribe in the hinterlands of the empire. Regardless of the reason, the imperial period would give Rome many impressive buildings that have lasted to the present day.
Around the year 470 the city was sacked by the Germanic tribal leader, Odovacar, and the city retained importance through the Catholic Church. As the Roman Empire fell to the wayside, the Catholic Church built churches, acquired land, and brought glory back to the city of Rome. The church renovated many of the buildings from antiquity, saved them from destruction, and added some gems to the crown that is Rome. From centuries past there are many things to see in this great and thriving city. There will be something for everyone, whether you fancy a quiet night on the town, a museum, or taking a look at Baroque architecture; this city is the place to be. From the history nut to the eccentric artist, all you need is time and an open mind to see what this city has to offer.
Some of the top places to see in this city are in no particular order, are the the Castel Sant’Angelo, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Palantine Hill, Trevi Fountain, Musee Vaticani, and the Piazza d’ San Pietro (Rome). And that is just the beginning. If you have a week in the city those sites will be the ones you will want to see. Of course it is good to not feel rushed, remember those are merely some of the main things to see while in the city. A good note for the city is that most things are in walking distance or a...

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Uploaded by:   shadow87warrior

Date:   04/20/2007

Category:   Humanities

Length:   10 pages (2,347 words)

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