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Centro Storico

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Address: Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 39060608

This section of Rome is filled with a tangle of narrow streets, which...

This section of Rome is filled with a tangle of narrow streets, which offers some of the finest examples of Roman classical and Baroque architecture and style.

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Really Beautiful, a throw back to the history of Rome, really well kept and interesting, worth seeing

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really Beautiful, a throw back to the history of Rome, really well kept and interesting, worth seeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The entire historic center of Rome is charming, architecturally interesting, and great for people watching. Do your best to avoid the tourist trap pizzerias, restaurants, and cafes. The best way to do this is (1) don't go anywhere with menus in 10 languages and (2) don't go anywhere that has someone standing out front calling people inside. With so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a must to visit and spend time there how details the architecture and so beautiful. Amazing site! A bit teary when I enter the centro although not in the centre of the area. Follow the volunteer where they pointing so you don't get shock when they approach you not to take picture. There few location and angle where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed very close to here. went to mass in the church, very peaceful inside, a contrast to the outside which is a hive of activity. would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If by Centro Storico we are talking about the general centre of the town, the old, historic part, then of course this is the best part! Just stroll around, in and out of the cobbled alleys, stumble across numerous piazzas, drink coffee (or even better, prosecco!) and people watch - that's what Rome is all about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just walk around and enjoy. Every Basilica and Church are worth peeking into. Enjoy a pizza for lunch in one of the many Pizzarias.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its a good way and place to spend some time with very beautiful architecture. The square in front of the buildings has an amazing fountain called Quattro Fiumi (4 rivers). No entry fee!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We never get tired of the old center of Rome. Go around and look at all the old old houses and pillars or sit with your coffee and look at people and traffic. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing experience, must see in your life time, i felt like back in time to the famous Roman empire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The World Heritage folks say that the area encompasses everything inside the (17th century) walls, as well as St. Paul's basilica (outside the walls). That's pretty much all of old Rome. The centro storico (historic center) must have: (1) monuments of antiquity (2) fortifications built over the centuries (3) Baroque and Renaissance urban developments (4) civil and religious buildings That's... More 

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A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighborhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.
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