St Peter’s Basilica: history and trivia of one of the most famous symbols of Rome

Sep 07, 2021 356

BY: Giulia Di Felice

St Peter’s Basilica is one of the many symbols of Rome. Majestic, elegant and towering, overlooks the near square and is admired even year by millions of visitors. Let us find out the history and some interesting trivia about this artistic and architectonic masterpiece.

August is about to end which, strange but true, this is also one of the best times to visit Rome. City of art par excellence, Italy’s capital city and cradle of roman civilisation, Rome looks best in the months of September and October (personally I adore it also around Christmas time, but maybe we can talk about that another time). Whether it is your first or hundredth time visiting it, it will continue to leave you breathless. Rome’s symbols, majestic and proud, will not bore you and I bet you get a little emotional every time you see the famous dome (or er Cuppolone which is how Romans refer to it) of the St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

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