- By Kevin
- On Oct 12, 2017
- Travel Tips
For almost 1,000 years, Rome was the largest, wealthiest and most important city in Europe, also in the world. If you're planning a city sightseeing around the Rome, some most visited tourist attractions in Rome must be the right places for you.
Altar of Peace
The Ara Pacis Augustae is an altar to Peace, envisioned as a Roman goddess. It was commissioned by the Roman Senate in 13 BC to honour the triumphal Gallic and Spanish campaigns of the Roman emperor Augustus and was consecrated in 9 BC by the Senate to celebrate the peace established in the Empire after Augustus’s victories.
Castel Sant’Angelo was originally built by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum and housed the remains of Hadrian and his successors up to Caracalla. Its design was inspired by that of the Mausoleum of Augustus, built a century earlier.
Vatican Museums are founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century and enlarged by successive pontiffs, the museums are housed in what is known collectively as the Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano.