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St. Peter's Basilica

The Basilica of St. Peter is in the heart of the Vatican City, an independent sovereign state on the right bank of the Tiber river, in the centre of Rome 

The Vatican State is the smallest State in the world, and what remains of temporal dominions of the Church, which were annexed to Italy at the end of 1800's with the unification of the country

The Basilica as we see it today, with its ribbed dome stands impressively in its square which seems to welcome all the pilgrims of the world in the embrace of the Mother Church. It was designed by the most famous architects and geniuses of the Renaissance and Baroque time

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The Roman Colosseum offers three or four points of view totally different from each other. The most beautiful is perhaps what comes to the curious when he is on the arena where the gladiators fought, and sees the immense ruins that arise around before. What mostly impresses me is the blue sky so pure as it appears through the windows of the upper part of the building.
Stendhal "Roman Walks - Colosseum"

The Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, is probably the most famous monument in the world: this elliptical colossal construction, with a height of 48mt, has impressed and fascinated men of all Ages. 

It was with no doubt the most favourite place by the Romans, who came to prefer above all other entertainment the slaughter of men armed to kill and be killed for their amusement

Read more: The Colosseum, Rome

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Sardinia - The Nuraghi

The origins and development of the Nuragic civilisation are shrouded in mystery and myth

However, unique traces of these peoples have been uncovered all over the island dating back to between the XVI and V centuries BC. These fascinating remains bear witness to a civilisation which did not disappear with the arrival of foreign invaders but instead survived, and was absorbed into their cultures and re-elaborated

Read more: Sardinia - The Nuraghi

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In 27 b.C., Agrippa, son-in-law and architect of Augustus, erected the Pantheon on the site where Romulus according to the legend ascended to Heaven during a ceremony. It was a common temple rectangular in shape, medium size, conceived as a place of worship for various divinities.

Through the years the temple suffered fires and other disasters, it was restored several times till the final reconstruction by the emperor-architect Hadrian between 118 and 128 A.D.

Read more: The Pantheon, Rome

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