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Colosseum, Rome
The most famous building of the Roman Empire is probably the Colosseum.

The building accommodated more than 55.000 spectators and was home to many games featuring gladiators and wild animals.

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St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
The largest church in the world, this great building with Michelangelo's impressive dome is the center of christianity.
The opulence of the building's interior bears testimony to the wealth of the catholic church in the 16th century.

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Campidoglio, Rome
The piazza del Campidoglio is a small square on top of the Capitoline Hill, the political center of the Roman Empire.

The square was designed by Michelangelo in the 16th century.

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Trevi Fountain, Rome
Rome's most spectacular fountain is the Trevi Fountain.

The large 18th century fountain occupies a small square which is usually packed with tourists.

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Pantheon, Rome
The Pantheon was built in 118 AD by emperor Hadrian as a temple for all pagan gods. The pantheon's dome was the largest of its time.

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Arch of Constantine, Rome
The Arch of Constantine is the largest of the three remaining Roman arches. Built in 315 A.D., it is also the 'youngest' of the three.

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Piazza di Spagna, Rome
The Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular tourist locations in Rome.

The famous Spanish Steps lead to the Trinita dei monti, a French church with rosy facade.

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Piazza Navona, Rome
The long Navona square follows the oval shape of the former Domitian stadium.

It contains no less than three beautiful fountains, built during the 16th and 17th century.

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Baths of Caracalla, Rome
The Baths of Caracalla was the largest thermae in the world when it was completed in 217AD.

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Arch of Titus, Rome
The Arch of Titus is one of two remaining arches on the Forum Romanum.

It was built to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem over the Jewish Zealots.

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Piazza del Popolo, Rome
The Piazza del Popolo is a large oval square near the Borghese park.

In the middle of the square stands a 3300 year old obelisk taken from the Sun Temple in Egypt by the Emperor Augustus.

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Forum Romanum, Rome
The Forum Romanum was the center of life in imperial Rome, evidenced by the many remains of triumphal arches, temples and basilicas.
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Villa Borghese, Rome
The Villa Borghese is the largest public park in Rome.
It features a lake, temples, fountains, statues and several museums.
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Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome
The Arch of Septimius Severus was built to commemorate the victories of Emperor Severus in Parthia.

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Victor Emmanuelle II monument, Rome
This monument honors Italy's first king, Victor Emmanuelle II.

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Trajan's Column, Rome
In 113 A.D. a 42m high column was erected in honor of Emperor Trajan.

Reliefs on the column depict the victories of emperor Trajan in the Dacian Wars.

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Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome
The Castel Sant'Angelo was built by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, but it was later turned into a fortified castle.

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Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome
In 28 B.C. emperor Augustus built a large mausoleum in white marble.

The ashes of many members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, including those of emperors Augustus, Tiberius and Claudius were deposited here.

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Theater of Marcellus, Rome
The Theater of Marcellus was built by Emperor Augustus in 13 BC. It was the largest theater in ancient Rome.

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Circus Maximus, Rome
The Circus Maximus was an arena specially built for chariot races. The circus had a capacity of over 250,000 people.

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Aurelian Column, Rome
The column of Marcus Aurelius was erected between 180 and 196 AD to commemorate the victories of emperor Marcus Aurelius in his campaigns against Germanic tribes and the Sarmatians.

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Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome
This 36 meter tall pyramid was built by praetor Caius Cestius as his tomb.
It was built about a decade after the Roman empire had conquered Egypt. At that time, all things Egyptian had become fashionable, including obelisks and pyramids.

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Piazza Venezia, Rome
The Piazza Venezia is a central square in Rome, surrounded by several landmark buildings, including the Vittoriano and the Palazzo Venezia.
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