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St. Peter Basilica in Rome is a must see, Italy

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

Basilica of St. Peter is one of the main attractions for tourists visiting Rome. It is located in Vatican City in the famous "Piazza San Pietro. The building today is the result of work across several centuries. Originally it was the monument where St. Peter was martyred and buried. Between 319 - 329 in that place was a large basilica built by Emperor Constantine. The transition period of becoming seriously affected the building in a state of ruin but it has been rebuilt, the building was finished in the year 1612 during the time of Pope Paul the fifth.

This imposing monument is over 15 000 square meters, length of 186 m and height of 119 m and thus succeed to be the second largest sacred place in the world. Basilica of St. Peter solemn functions receives each time he celebrates the Birth of God, or Easter when the new Pope proclaims and is the main manifestations of Catholic worship.

 

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Rome, ItalyBut the city kind of empties of its residents in August when everybody has a holiday, except maybe those who work in restaurants, hotels and other places that maintain tourism. This makes way to more tourists. Tourists who come here for religious purposes and not only, visit Vatican the smallest state in the world, the center of Catholicism and the Pope’s residence. Seeing the Vatican you can realize that the Catholic Church is very rich and powerful. Visiting all the attractions can take you quite some time, but after a day of running for the sensational with the camera in your hand feeling like a paparazzi and not wanting to miss a... Read more »

 
 
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On the way to Rome - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
I got home from Romania at around 11:30pm, threw my dirty clothes in the laundry bin and immediately packed for my next trip... Rome. Work is work, but enough of that... I had enough of my regular life and just had to escape for a short... Read more »

Few words about the International Cuisine - Mar 26, 2008, by lindamura
European Cuisine is one of the finest Italian cuisine as the national cuisine known today has evolved through centuries of social and political change. Its roots can be traced back to the 4th century BC. Ingredients and dishes vary by... Read more »

Rome requires much time - Dec 16, 2008, by Wazling
Rome is really great. Sometimes a bit crowded in the season, but if you know the city, you can always find lovely places, bars and restaurants. I have discovered some very nice narrow streets, not crowded, only locals were there with their... Read more »

Einem kurzen Besuch im Vatikan - Jun 11, 2009, by mary
Am 4. Tag wachte ich sehr spät auf. Alle waren schon wach. Mama und Flavia weckten mich. Danach frühstückten Mama, Peter und ich ohne die anderen, weil Caro und Flavia schon gegessen hatten. Nach dem Frühstück... Read more »

You must see the Coloseum - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Coloseum of Rome amazing! It is the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire; its construction took 8 years, from 72AD to 80AD, from Emperor Vespasian to Emperor Titus. It hosted some of the grandest festivals of the ancient... Read more »

 
 

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