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How many of Rome's Top 10 attractions have you experienced?
Click the blue links below to read my web pages on each Top 10 must see.
Note: The St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums are in Vatican City, not Rome. I include them on this top 10 list because from the tourist's perspective, they are "Rome".
The city and the Vatican have attractions that just missed being on my Top 10 must see list.
They include: Saint Peter's Square - On Sunday mornings when the pope is in town, he blesses the crowd assembled in the outdoor square from the window of his study. To identify it, look for the large building standing behind the colonnades on your right. The window is second from the right on the top floor. Castel Sant'Angelo - Avoid crowds by arriving before the ticket gate opens at 9 am. You'll better enjoy the experience of walking up and down its renowned spiral staircase in this relatively small cylindrical fortress (now a museum).
In Rome, other deserving attractions include: Campo de Fiori Capitoline Museums Piazza Navona San Clemente Basilica Sant'Ignazio Church Trastevere district.
Both can be reached in 45 minutes, traffic permitting.
Ostia Antica - Its ruins are better preserved than Pompeii's.
Villa d'Este - This Renaissance-era garden is noted for its fountains.