Here are some great Roman sights that didn’t fit into my previous 7 posts of Rome … but they were too good to miss!
The Pyramid of Gaius was built in 18 – 12 BC (rediscovered in 1660) as a tomb for Gaius Cestius, a Roman magistrate. It is located right next to the Piramide metro stop and train station. It’s about as tall as a 10 story building so you can’t miss it!
Right next to the pyramid is part of Rome’s old wall. Built between 271 AD and 275 AD, it ran for 12 miles and enclosed over 5 sq. miles of the city.
One afternoon we walked through the Monti neighborhood on the east side of Rome. Although we ended up selecting Trastevere for our rental apartment, we considered a couple of apartments in Monti.
North of Monti, near Roma Termini (Rome’s main train station) is the Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Naiads in the center.
On one side of the piazza is the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs, built in the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian. It is referred to as the church of Michelangelo because Michelangelo Buonarroti worked from 1563 to 1564 adapting a section of the baths to enclose this church.
We strolled along the Via del Corso, Rome’s “Main Street”.
The Piazza del Popolo is at the north end of the Via del Corso.
We walked a little farther north and found a wonderful Italian “fast food” restaurant – mushroom ravioli and green beans!
Pretty views looking back through the Porta del Popolo.
On our last day in Rome we walked along the Tiber River admiring the beautiful bridges.
One last view of St Peter’s…
Down the street is the Castel Sant’Angelo; Hadrian’s mausoleum is now a museum.
Arrivederci Roma. We look forward to visiting again.