The foreign trip, a rarity these days for the 87-year-old monarch, had to be postponed last year because she was unwell. She was accompanied by her 92-year-old husband Prince Philip. The queen has visited the Vatican twice during her reign, once to meet John XXIII in 1961 and again in 2000 to see John Paul II. Queen Elizabeth II bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates paid a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican. The pontiff returned the courtesy with a gift for Prince George, Elizabeth’s great-grandson.
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Colosseum is the most recognisable of Rome\’s Classical buildings. Built in the 1st century AD, this great arena could seat 50,000 spectators and was the largest Roman amphitheater in the world. The base is a vast ellipse, measuring externally 188 m x 156 m (615 ft x 510 ft). The Amphitheater is built of travertine outside, and of tufa and brick in the interior. The main pedestals were built of marble blocks weighing 5 metric tons It hosted gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and possibly the execution of early Christians.
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The Trevi Fountain is situated in the Trevi rione in Rome, Italy. It is 26 metres (85.3 feet) high and 20 metres (65.6 feet) wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. A traditional legend says that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. A fountain is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of the city.
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