The Pantheon, (from Greek Pantheion, meaning "Temple of all the Gods") is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome, but which has been a Christian church since the 7th century. It is the best-preserved of all Roman buildings and the oldest important building in the world with its original roof intact. It has been in continuous use throughout its history. Although the identity of the Pantheon's primary architect remains uncertain, it is largely assigned to Apollodorus of Damascus.
The square on the top of Janiculum Hill and the avenue (passeggiata) going throughout all the Hill were formed in 1885-1887 on the territory of the ex Parco Corsini. Numerous busts of the volunteers who took part in the defense of Rome stand along the road, making a pleasant walk to the square.
Buy a one day travel pass at a tabaconnists... it cost about E4.50. We bought one on day one, and it wasn't validated at all... so we used it for all 3 days. But don't blame me if you get caught out!!!
A GOOD TASTE OF EVERYTHING
Girrarosto Toscano Restaurant, is one of the most famous Tuscan Restaurants in Rome. First class restaurant, located at the end of Via Veneto, just in front of Borghese Gardens. Famous for the fabulous Antipasti Toscani, fresh home made pasta, the best grilled meat in Rome, fresh fish from the Adriatic sea every day. The choice of a restaurant can be wrong or right. But coming down the steps of the Girrarosto Toscano, which highlights Florentine cusine, you will know you?ve chosen well. There before you are all the fresh pastas, Parma hams, pork sausages, the wild mushrooms, the baskets of fruits, a glowing charcoal fireplace stacked with steak, veal and baby lamb chops, teasing you with provocative aromas. The restaurant is open all year round. Air conditioning, table reservations are advisable and credit cards are accepted. No favourite dish in particular, for this must be the only restaurant where I have tasted most of the food in one dinner. We tasted more than 30 different plates of food and everything was delicious.
I am sure you will not miss this!!
Get the tickets at the entrance of the Palatine Hill located on Via di San Gregorio, very close to the Colosseum itself.
There is also another ticket office in the middle of Via dei Fori Imperiali, on your right hand side going from Piazza Venezia towards the Colosseum. This would actually be the entrance to the Roman Forum.
With the same ticket(9 euro + another 3 euro for exhibition cost if taking place) you visit Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum. It opens always at 8.30am but the closing time varies during the year.
It will be closed on the following days: