Trevi Fountain has been featured in a few films that made it famous, especially "Three Coins in a Fountain." That movie was in turn based on a legend that says if you throw two coins into the fountain you will get both a wish and the opportunity to return to Rome. This is no ordinary park fountain. It is instead an enormous masterpiece of architectural designed dominated by the statue of Neptune astride his horse.
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For the lover of all things outdoors, the Villa Borghese is prime real estate when it comes to attractions in Rome. The Villa Borghese is Rome's largest park. Nestled among the more famous ruins and churches, it acts as a modern oasis where you can stroll through the Borghese gardens and walk past the lakes and fountains. There is also an art gallery that features paintings from the 19th and 20th century rather than the Renaissance.
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The Roman Forum was the very center of the Roman Empire. What is left for the tourist today is a collection of columns and half-crumbled walls ironically framed by cypress trees and flowers. The highlights for today's visitor to what remains of ancient Rome's greatest center of activity is the Arch of Septimus Severus, which was dedicated in AD 203, the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and the House of the Vestal Virgins.
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These two museums frame a central square designed by Michelangelo. Inside are incredible masterworks of painting and sculpture. One of the highlights of the museum to look for include the Dying Gaul statue representing Marcus Aurelius. Don't miss the iconic statue of Rome's mythological founding twins Romulus and Remus sucking milk from the Capitoline wolf. The enormous remnants of a statue of Constantine II are also not to be missed.
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