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Ancient Rome

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Ranked #137 of 13,679 attractions in Italy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Chester, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I visited Rome the summer of 1972 with my 2 best friends. None of us spoke Italian, but it didn't matter, since English is commonly spoken there. We visited Vatican City and prayed at St. Peter's Cathedral with its gorgeous altar, the Pantheon, the Coloselum (walked the many steps),the Spanish Steps (got breathless, with many stops!), A few museums, and... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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181 reviews 181 reviews
105 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A visit to Rome studded with ancient monuments, buildings, churches etc is very memorable.Dream came true when visited this great city.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For those who love ancient Rome, this is worth the time. I recommend a tour guide as otherwise, much of the site are piles of rocks. My wife and daughter are not such fans of the Romans, so they were quite bored by the partial walls and such. My son and I liked it as there was such history in... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The famous sights and buildings are well worth the visit but do beware of pickpockets on the Metro and other busy places. I watched them operate for two days in June. They are not what you expect but are young children and adolescents. They play the part of happy go lucky children out for the day but on the metro... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A must see when in Rome. I would definatly recommend that you get a duided tour or audio guide to get insight of the history etc. Otherwise you are just looking at an old building and you would have no idea what happened right where you are standing. I got an audio tour because I'm not too fond of having... More

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Rome, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I visited the Villa dei Quintilli, last Saturday. It was an entertaining and impressive visit. It was not the usual references about dates and people but filled with thoughtful connections to other sites and the times of that period. Time flew and we were an interesting international group strolling in roman ruins. Will look out for the next date and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Oh dear, Rome, all those wonderful places to see and admire tarnished by a grubby, run-down, cash-starved city. If you're disabled, or less-mobile, be prepared to be frustrated, and give the Roman Forum a miss as it's undulating, cobbled pathways make it almost impossible to negotiate. Be prepared, also, to be disgusted by public toilets, even in some nicely presented... More

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London, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

So much to see in close proximity to each other. We're here for 3 nights for our 7th anniversary and wanted to do something interesting. This is my 2nd visit and my partners 1st and I was still as excited as if it was my 1st visit. Wished we were staying longer, so much to see and not enough time... More

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Miami, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Ancient Rome is impressive. From the Coloseum to the Pantheon, you can only marble at these achievements for that time period. It is incredible how advanced that society was for the time in those areas.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Rome has many antiquities to see. One of them, the Colosseum, is a tremendous masterpiece of architecture. Considering they've lasted over 2000 years is quite remarkable. You don't want to miss it. Be ready for some serious walking and stair climbing. The public toilets are like porta potties but they don't always work well. Just remember they didn't build this... More

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