Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Next to the little church of St. Praxedis (Santa Prassede), eighth century, the cradle of exceptional mosaics.
Basilica di Nostra Signora degli Angeli, built and designed by Michelangelo on the ruins of the ancient Baths of Diocleziano. They lead to the doors of gilded bronze, made by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj. Before the church there is a fountain in Piazza della Repubblica.
Behind the Basilica di Nostra Signora degli Angeli, in Piazza San Bernardo, there is the large fountain Felix (Fontana dell’Acqua Felice – named after Pope Sixtus V, Felice Peretti), also known as the fountain of Moses (Moses) – the work of a mediocre sculptor Leonardo Sormani; It is so bad that the artist presumably after he finished, he committed suicide. Next to it is the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria (Santa Maria della Vittoria), where Bernini built the divine theater of the church, reaching the highest peaks of sculpture and turning a cold stone in the image of fire of madness of the faith – famous “Ecstasy of St. Teresa”.
Going from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore on the right in the direction of Piazza Barberini, we find the Quattro Fontane (the Four Fountains), a group of four fountains located at the intersection of Via delle Quattro Fontane and Via del Quirinale. They represent: the Tiber (the symbol of Rome), the Arno River (symbol of Florence), the goddess Diana (symbol of purity) and the goddess Juno (symbol of strength). Proceeding you go to the museum in the Palazzo Barberini, and you get to the Triton Fountain, sculpted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini by Pope Urban VIII request. On the same square, at the beginning of Via Veneto, it is a second work of Bernini, a small marble fountain (Fountain of the Bees). Below, only seven minutes we find the Trevi Fountain, one of the most impressive Roman buildings.
Going from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore on the left, in Via Cavour, go up the stone steps to get to the building on the square with the church of San Pietro in Vincoli. Most tourists are attracted to the church, but there’s more: the famous tomb of Julius II not finished, designed and built by Michelangelo. From San Pietro in Vincoli takes only five minutes to get to the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
Altare della Patria, monument dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II (Il Vittoriano), the Capitol Hill and the Mouth of Truth.
Piazza Navona – Campo de Fiori – Pantheon.
Passing through Ponte Sant’Angelo, you reach the former mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, Castel Sant’Angelo. On the left side it appears to St. Peter’s Square, the seat of St. Peter’s Basilica, and the entire Vatican.
Some treat for visitors: wonderful attractions are also small squares, narrow streets, beautiful churches full of treasures, numerous museums and galleries. After a day of sightseeing, it is recommended to take a trip to Trastevere, the characteristic Roman district where the atmosphere attracts both tourists and Romans natives.