A monumental vacation: 10 must-see sites in Rome

With the back-to-back events of the election of a new pope and Easter season, March 2013 as been a historic time in Rome. Here are highlights for visitors to make sure they see in the Eternal City year-round.

Text by Greg Thilmont | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Apr 8, 2013 4:32PM
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Nice place to visit, but not to live! Filthy streets, gypsy beggars at the entrances to most churches and supermarkets, horrid traffic problems, arrogant people, almost everything is very expensive.  And while Italian food is certainly good, it can be difficult to find good different food (I mean, you can get pretty sick of pizza and pasta, and most of the other Italian food is too expensive).
But the violent crime is pretty minimal, that is nice. 

Baths of Caracalla are mind-boggling, they were HUGE.
Mar 31, 2013 11:45PM
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"the edifice was a marvel of engineering in its day."  In it's day?  I would submit that it is still a marvel as is so much of Roman architecture.
Mar 1, 2013 8:07AM
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I grew up in ROME!!!!looking at these pictures full of familiar beauty and strenght and history...I wonder HOW COULD I EVER LEAVE HER: ROME, my ROME!!!!
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