Sunday, December 09, 2012

Free Attractions in Rome

Rome is generally an expensive city, drawing tourists and pilgrims from all over the world. However, many of its attractions are free. St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the world, offers free entrance to its main floor, where you can view Michaelangelo's famous statue the Pieta.
Another church you won't want to miss is the Pantheon, originally a Roman temple built in 27 B.C. It is remarkable for its classical architecture and for being built with an open circle in the ceiling. Masses are said here on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more antiquity, wander around the Roman Forum with its many remnants of the days when Rome ruled the ancient world, or check out the Arch of Constantine near the Colosseum. Constantine was the Roman Emperor who converted to Christianity and moved his court to Byzantium, present day Istanbul. The Colosseum itself was the site of gladitorial combats and the execution of Christians, and while its size makes it hard to miss you must pay admission to view it from the inside.
The Spanish Steps leading up from Piazzza de Spagna are the widest and longest stairs in Europe, and a gathering place for Romans. Via Condotti, oof the city's premier shopping streets is nearby.
The Trevi Fountain at Piazza di Trevi is another popular outdoor attraction. Rome's many parks are naturally free, and one of the nicest is the garden of the Villa Borghese.
On the last Sunday of every month the world famous Vatican Museum is open for free in the morning.
For more information on free and family friendly attractions in this fascinating city, check


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