Vatican - St Peter
Here we find St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the greatest points of interest of the city, which draws millions of the faithful every year from all over the world, especially for sermons given by the Pope. The Vatican in large part important for Art. In fact, the Vatican Museums are home to thousands of great artistic treasures: statues, paintings and objects of great value. A few hundred meters from the Vatican, connected by a walled passage “il Passetto” we find another famous monument, Castel Sant’Angelo, a fortress constructed in the second century A.D. which soon after become a symbol of Rome. The neighborhood Prati stretches between the Tiber River and Monte Mario, a lively area filled with shops and clubs, just steps away from the Historic Center. Piazza Risorgimento is the place from where Via Cola di Rienzo begins, ideal for shopping with its many stores. If you follow it to its end you arrive at Piazza del Popolo. Prati is a neighborhood filled with legal studios, since nearby in Piazzale Clodio we find the Tribunal of Rome. Following along the street that paralells the river you arrive to the area near Foro Italico, which that was entirely restructured in the 20’s as a Sports complex. Today it is the home of tennis courts where the “Internationals” are held and of the celebrated Olympic Stadium where the two soccer teams of the capital play, A.S. Roma and Lazio.