Rome is one of the most beautiful and most traveled cities in Europe, with a long history to match. With a mixture of cultures from around the world, Rome has it all. Wander the cobblestone street with gelato in hand, spend some time people watching from the Spanish Steps and take in all of the stunning architecture the city has to offer. People from all over the world visit this place.
What to visit in Rome?
The Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. It is the most desired monument in the world. The building was begun by Vespasian in AD 72, and after his son Titus enlarged it by adding the fourth story, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. It was inaugurated in the year AD 80 with a series of splendid games. Tourist from all over the world visit this place.
Trevi Fountain is One of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Rome’s largest fountain, Fontana di Trevi is supplied by an aqueduct originally constructed by Agrippa, the great art patron of the first century BC, to bring water to his baths. The water swirls around the figures and the artificial rocks, and collects in a large basin, always filled with coins. Throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain is a tradition that is supposed to assure your return to Rome.
The Roman Forum is one of the most popular sights in Rome, and with good reason. It was once the center of the mighty and extensive Roman Empire – it was from the buildings that once stood in this area that the Empire was planned, achieved, and governed. Some of the main points of interest in the Forum are Temple of Saturn, Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, Temple of Venus and Roma, Temple of Julius Caesar, Temple of Castor and Pollux and Temple of Vesta.
The Pantheon the best preserved monument of Roman antiquity is remarkably intact for its 2000 years. It is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. It was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD.
The monumental stairway of 174 Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. You could spend your whole vacation strolling its ancient streets and lanes. Spend some time just to absorb the neighborhood’s atmosphere instead of going from one of its must-see sights to the next.
St Peter’s Basilica
St Peter’s Basilica is the biggest church in the world. You can check that by walking down the central part of church. It will show you where other church buildings will end. Cologne Cathedral, the first Milan Cathedral, Speyer Cathedral, they will all fit easily inside St Peter’s. And it shows, in the height of the pillars, the oversized statues, the giant baldachin by Bernini in the centre. Visitors visiting St Peter’s Basilica are overlook within the light and airy confines of this building.