Rome is a city full of sights and attractions. This makes Rome a favorite destination of tourists worldwide. Let’s see some of the most important attractions in Rome:

  • The Coliseum: It is probably the most impressive building of the Roman Empire. Known originally as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum was the largest building of the era. Monumental structure is now a ruin, but even so it is a very beautiful and impressive tourist attraction.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica: This magnificent building is the center of Christianity. The opulence of the interior stays as a testifying to the richness of the Catholic Church in the sixteenth century. Emperor Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, ordered the construction of St. Peter Basilica on the Vatican hill.
  • Fontana di Trevi: It is probably the best known and most beautiful fountain in the entire city of Rome. This impressive monument dominates the small Trevi market located in the Quirinale district.
  • Roman Forum: It was the center of political life in the Roman Empire; it revealed many artifacts, temples and churches. By the year 509 BC when Rome became a republic, the city was ruled by an Etruscan dynasty.
  • Piazza di Spagna: This is one of the most popular places in Rome and at the same time a very pleasing place to the eye. The combination of monumental stairs – the famous Spanish Steps, with an obelisk and a church attracts many photographers and tourists in this market.
  • Pantheon: Now built more than 1800 years, yet beautiful building of the Pantheon rises like a memory of greatness haughty Roman Empire and is one of the attractions of Rome.
  • Trajan’s Column: It was erected between AD 106-113 in honor the victories of the Emperor Trajan in Dacia. It was located in the column of Trajan’s Forum (forum which had just been inaugurated in those days) and surrounded by buildings.
  • Via Appia Antica: It was one of the most famous roads that connected the world of the distant corners of Rome’s empire.
  • Vatican City: An important tourist attraction, the world’s smallest country, Vatican City occupies an area of 0.44 square kilometers and serves as a spiritual center for millions of faithful Roman Catholics around the world.
  • Camplidogio: Capitoline Hill is the smallest of the Seven Hills of Rome, but it was the political and the religious center of the city from its foundation, for more than 2500 years. Today the hill is known as the Campidoglio, the Italian name of this hill.

 

Even if you do not have time to take a look in depth, even walking along some of these attractions and sights in Rome is an incredible experience that will offer a summary of ancient history. In the 90s, many of these sites and tourist attractions were renovated and updated, making them more accessible.

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