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Tourists overlooking the Roman Forum. (Aug. 23, 2008) (Credit: AP)

Tourists overlooking the Roman Forum. (Aug. 23, 2008)

Rome, Italy

Some of Rome's attractions are among the best-known spots on Earth.

Cyclists pass ruins along the Ancient Appian Way,
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Cyclists pass ruins along the Ancient Appian Way, which was built in the fourth century B.C. by the censor Appius Claudius as a road to connect Rome with southern Italy. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Dating to the fourth century B.C., the Ancient
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Dating to the fourth century B.C., the Ancient Appian Way was constructed to connect Rome and Southern Italy. (June 29, 2007)

A good starting point on the Ancient Appian
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A good starting point on the Ancient Appian Way is Cecilia Metella's tomb, a circular building of the Augustan age built for the daughter of a first-century B.C. consul. (June 29, 2007)

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People walk past ruins along the the Ancient
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People walk past ruins along the the Ancient Appian Way, which was built in the fourth century B.C. It's usually visited by tourists looking for its early Christian catacombs, but while the catacombs charge admission, a simple walk on the Appia is a wonderful way to feel the city's past beneath your feet. (Sept. 7, 2013)

The Roman Forums by night are transformed into
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The Roman Forums by night are transformed into a romantic spot with white, blue and green beams of light coloring the ruins. The Way of the Imperial Forums, the street leading from Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum, is among the best-known places in Rome. (Sept. 5, 2013)

By night, the Roman Forums are transformed into
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By night, the Roman Forums are transformed into a romantic spot with white, blue and green beams of light coloring the ruins. (Sept. 5, 2013)

An overview of the Roman Forum. (Aug. 23,
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An overview of the Roman Forum. (Aug. 23, 2008)

Tourists overlooking the Roman Forum. (Aug. 23, 2008)
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Tourists overlooking the Roman Forum. (Aug. 23, 2008)

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A view from inside the Pantheon in Rome.
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A view from inside the Pantheon in Rome. (Aug. 23, 2008)

The lake at Villa Borghese in Rome. (Aug.
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The lake at Villa Borghese in Rome. (Aug. 2, 2010)

Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome. (June
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Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome. (June 16, 2008)

Inside Santa Maria del Popolo church in Rome.
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Inside Santa Maria del Popolo church in Rome. (June 16, 2008)

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. On Sunday mornings when the pope is in Rome, pilgrims, tourists and Romans flock to St. Peter's Square, intent on glimpsing the pontiff at his studio window as he speaks to the crowd below. (Aug. 11 2013)

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People kayak along the park in the EUR
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People kayak along the park in the EUR neighborhood of Rome, against a backdrop of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. (Sept. 3, 2013)

A villa owned by the Knights of Malta
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A villa owned by the Knights of Malta atop the ancient Aventine Hill, at No. 3 on the Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, has a large entry door with a celebrated keyhole. If you peer through it, you'll have a perfectly framed view of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. (Sept. 7, 2013)

St. Peter's Basilica dome as seen through the
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St. Peter's Basilica dome as seen through the spy hole of the Order of the Knights of Malta gardens in Rome. The villa owned by the Knights of Malta atop the ancient Aventine Hill, at No. 3 on the Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, has a large entry door with a celebrated keyhole. If you peer through it, you'll have a perfectly framed view of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. (May 28, 2012)

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