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Top 10 Places to Visit in Rome

Rome has a lot to offer the intrepid traveller. Rome, the Eternal City, is a beautiful and historic place that will surely leave you with a lasting impression. From the world-famous Colosseum to the iconic Trevi Fountain, Rome is a city that can keep you busy for days—or longer! We’ve compiled a list of Rome’s top 10 favourite places to visit.

 Here are the Top 10 places you should visit when you visit Rome:

1)The Colosseum

 

aerial view of Colosseum at Rome Italy

Built around 80 A.D. by Emperor Vespasian, this is one of the most well-known landmarks in all of Europe. It is where gladiators once fought each other in front of crowds of thousands.

The Colosseum is a must-see for anyone who visits Rome.

The Colosseum is an ancient Roman theatre located in the city’s centre. It was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world. It was built under Emperor Vespasian and his son Titus between 72 and 80 A.D. The building was made out of bricks and concrete, and it is believed that over 1 million people attended its inauguration games.

The Colosseum was used to host gladiatorial fights and other entertainment events such as animal fights, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, dances, comedies, and more. It had a large outer wall that protected it from wild animals that were kept outside for fights or executions (sometimes even humans).

It’s large enough to hold 50,000 people at once (and even more if they squeeze), and it’s not just a big arena—it has shops (including a butcher, baker, and candlestick maker), a centre for gladiator training, and even an underground passageway system that led up to the outer ring.

The best part? You can see it all from above! Just hop on a tour bus or hop off your rental scooter and head over to one of Rome’s best attractions: the Colosseum!

2) The Pantheon

The Pantheon was built during the first century A.D. but has since been rebuilt several times over the years due to earthquakes and other natural disasters that have occurred in Rome over time. It remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome today due to its history and beauty inside and out; this building is considered one of the best examples of ancient Roman architecture anywhere else in Europe or America today! Designed by Marcus Agrippa, this Roman temple was built around 125 BC as a tribute to all gods worshipped by the Romans at that time. It remains one of Italy’s best-preserved monuments from ancient times and can be visited for free! The building was originally built as a temple to all the gods but later became a church. The dome is still the largest unbroken concrete dome in the world.

3) Trevi Fountain

On your way out of the Pantheon, stop at the Trevi Fountain for a minute. It’s one of the most famous fountains in Rome, and if you toss a coin into it when you visit, you’re supposed to be granted return trips to Rome. So if you’re thinking about going back there someday… don’t forget your coins!

 This fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 and features Neptune on top holding a trident while surrounded by sea creatures such as dolphins and sea horses (it’s very fitting considering how close it is to the beach!). It is said that if you throw a coin into its waters while facing away from it and make a wish, then your wish will come true!

4) Santa Maria in Trastevere Church

Santa Maria in Trastevere Church is a must-visit in Rome. The church is located right on the banks of the River Tiber and offers a beautiful view of the city. It was built in the 6th century and had many interesting features, including an impressive bell tower and mosaic tiles that have been restored recently. It’s also one of the oldest churches in Rome, making it worth a visit if you’re looking for something with the history behind it. This church is an important site for medieval art enthusiasts because it contains some of the greatest examples from that time period in Europe. It also has some pretty incredible views over the Tiber River!

It’s located just outside of the main tourist area, so it’s not as crowded as other churches. It’s also beautiful inside and has been around since at least the 8th century. It’s a great place to visit if you want to get away from all of the crowds and focus on what makes Rome so special

5) Piazza Navona Square

Piazza Navona is one of the most famous squares in Rome, and it’s no wonder why. This square is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture, with a stunning fountain at its centre. It’s surrounded by palazzos and churches, including the famous Palazzo Pamphilj and the Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agone. The square is always bustling with activity, whether it’s day or night—you can see artists painting murals on the walls of musicians performing for tourists.

If you’re looking for a place to sit down and relax while enjoying the scenery, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby where you can stop for a drink or a bite to eat.

6) The Spanish Steps

white concrete building during daytime

If you’re visiting Rome, it’s hard not to feel like you’re in a movie. The Spanish Steps, named for their Spanish-style design (though a Frenchman actually designed them), are one of the most famous and beautiful places in all of Italy. They’re also one of the most popular spots for photos—especially among tourists who want to get their picture taken against the backdrop of this iconic staircase.

The stairway comprises two sets of steps connecting Piazza di Spagna with the Church of Trinità dei Monti. It’s located on the west side of Piazza di Spagna, which means that when you visit it, you’ll have an amazing view. What’s more, you’ll be able to see some other famous sights from there too—the Trevi Fountain is just across the street, and many people find themselves drawn into its mesmerizing waters after having stopped at the Spanish Steps first!

7) The Capitoline Hill

Capitoline Hill is the oldest part of Rome, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. It’s home to some of the city’s most impressive architecture—including the Temple of Jupiter and its famous statue of Romulus and Remus, as well as one of the oldest buildings still standing in Rome: the Temple of Concordia.

There are plenty of other things to do on Capitoline Hill, too: there’s an archaeological museum (which is free), a panoramic terrace that offers amazing views over Rome (and costs about $4), and two public gardens that are perfect for relaxing or enjoying a picnic lunch on a sunny day.

8) St Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world and is also one of the most beautiful. It can hold about 60,000 people at once! Inside the basilica, you’ll find four different chapels: The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, The Chapel of St. Sebastian, The Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, and The Chapel of St. Joseph Calasanz. The main altar is made out of marble and gold—Pope Pius IX commissioned it in 1854. There are also statues showing Jesus (right) and Peter (left).

The basilica has been damaged many times—it was damaged by fire in 1823 (and then again in 1831), bombed during World War II, and damaged by an earthquake in 1789. But each time they have rebuilt it bigger and better than before!

Today, this basilica attracts millions of visitors each year who come to see its incredible architecture and artwork along with its many historical treasures like Michelangelo’s Pietà sculpture or Bernini’s Baldacchino canopy, which hangs above the papal altar inside St Peter’s Basilica itself!

9) Castel Sant’Angelo Castle (Bridge)

If you’re visiting Rome, you definitely need to visit Castel Sant’Angelo. It’s a castle that was built in the 4th century and has had many uses over the years. Today, it is an important museum and monument, as well as a bridge that crosses the Tiber River.

Emperor Hadrian originally built the Castle in 129 AD, but it has been destroyed and rebuilt numerous times in its history. The most recent reconstruction took place in 1872 under Pope Pius IX to restore its original medieval appearance. Today, visitors can explore the castle’s massive walls and walk across its famous drawbridge. The city’s best view is from atop the castle—it’s even better at night when all of Rome lights up below you! There are also many museums inside: one dedicated to medieval works of art and another to ancient Rome’s artefacts.

10) Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museum is the most famous art museum in the world. It houses some of history’s most impressive works of art, including Michelangelo’s “David” and Raphael’s “The School of Athens.” The museum, which opened in 1972, is divided into two parts: The Sistine Chapel and the Museo Pio-Clementino. The Sistine Chapel is home to Michelangelo’s frescoes on the ceiling depicting scenes from Genesis and The Last Judgment.

The Museo Pio-Clementino focuses on ancient Roman and Greek sculptures.

The museum is located in Vatican City, which means that you’ll need to get a ticket to enter it. If you’re not planning on seeing any other museums while you’re in Rome, then there are two tickets available: a general ticket that allows entrance into all of the museums within the city or an individual ticket for each museum.

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