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    Pantheon Rome Italy

    Truly spectacular museums/monuments. The Pantheon is free and offers a glimpse into Rome's original history

Pantheon – Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy

Pantheon Rome Italy

The Pantheon is a beautifully impressive building. It's about 2000 years old and faces Piazza Della Rotonda, a big square with many restaurants, cafes and shops around it. You will find a lot of locals and tourists sitting outside and taking in the stunning view of the Pantheon. In the middle of this charming square you can see a beautiful 18th century fountain. Right in front of the Pantheon you can hire a horse-driven carriage, which will take you around the center part of Rome. They ask around 150 euro for a one hour tour up to 4 people.

There is no entry fee, but there will be a line that is fast moving. It’s the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome with such great history that took my breath away. You walk inside and you will be in awe of the architecture. From the portico in the front, the beautiful wall paintings and marble sculptures. Stunning concrete dome with the "Oculus" or circular hole in the top of the roof. The way it catches light is remarkable. The floor is angled slightly to catch any rain and drain water out when it does. It holds the tomb of famous artist Rafael and his fiancée and two burial crypts housing the bodies of former kings of Italy. I was amazed to see this ancient building so well preserved. There aren't many places full of so much history that are free so this one is definitely worth a visit. My favorite time to visit the Pantheon is around noon, this is the most beautiful time to see the interior and observe the scene of the sunrays beaming inside through the Oculus on a sunny day. Highly recommended to all visitors.

On Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon you'll see the beautiful Fountain of the Pantheon!


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