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St. Peter's Basilica is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world. The Basilica is regarded as one of the holiest catholic shrines. Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ's Apostles and also the first Pope. St. Peter's tomb is directly below the high altar of the Basilica.

St. Peter's Basilica is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world. The Basilica is regarded as one of the holiest catholic shrines. Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ's Apostles and also the first Pope. St. Peter's tomb is directly below the high altar of the Basilica.

Dome of San Pietro Basilica

Dome of San Pietro Basilica

Pantheon is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns and a concrete dome with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. It is one of the best preserved all Roman buildings in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout history. Since the 7th century, Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to St. Mary and the Martyrs.

Pantheon is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns and a concrete dome with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. It is one of the best preserved all Roman buildings in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout history. Since the 7th century, Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to St. Mary and the Martyrs.

Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church in Rome. An earlier temple was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus ( 27 BC - 14 AD ). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian about AD 126.

Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church in Rome. An earlier temple was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus ( 27 BC - 14 AD ). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian about AD 126.

The Trevi fountain in Rome built in 1762, is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.

The Trevi fountain in Rome built in 1762, is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.

Along religious monuments are several temples and shrines dedicated to the worship of gods such as the temple of Saturn, of Vespasian, of Titus, of Caesar, of Vesta etc.

Along religious monuments are several temples and shrines dedicated to the worship of gods such as the temple of Saturn, of Vespasian, of Titus, of Caesar, of Vesta etc.

The Foro Romano was for centuries the centre of Roman public life: the venue for public speeches. Many of the oldest and important structures of ancient city were located on or near the Forum.

The Foro Romano was for centuries the centre of Roman public life: the venue for public speeches. Many of the oldest and important structures of ancient city were located on or near the Forum.

The Foro Romano located near the Colosseum, was the very heart of ancient Rome during the Republican and Imperial periods.

The Foro Romano located near the Colosseum, was the very heart of ancient Rome during the Republican and Imperial periods.

In the portico of Santa Maria church in Rome, La Bocca della Verita is carved of marble.

In the portico of Santa Maria church in Rome, La Bocca della Verita is carved of marble.

The Palatine Hill is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome. It stands looking down upon the Roman Forum on one side and upon the Circus Maximus on the other.

The Palatine Hill is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome. It stands looking down upon the Roman Forum on one side and upon the Circus Maximus on the other.

Although partially ruined because of damages by earthquakes and stone-robbers, Colosseum is still the iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and also has a link to the Roman Catholic church.

Although partially ruined because of damages by earthquakes and stone-robbers, Colosseum is still the iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and also has a link to the Roman Catholic church.

Colosseum could hold an average audience of some 65,000. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles.

Colosseum could hold an average audience of some 65,000. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles.

Colosseum is an oval amphitheater in Rome. Built of concrete and sand, it is situated just east of Roman forum.

Colosseum is an oval amphitheater in Rome. Built of concrete and sand, it is situated just east of Roman forum.

Built in 315 AD, the arch of Constantine is the largest Roman triumphal arch.

Built in 315 AD, the arch of Constantine is the largest Roman triumphal arch.

Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine hill.

Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine hill.

Eiffel Tower at night seen from the River Seine

Eiffel Tower at night seen from the River Seine