Rome’s Top 10 Attractions
Rome has long been the center of one of the greatest civilizations in history. But regardless of age, Rome is dedicated to maintaining its historic monuments, churches and graceful fountains that locals and tourist love to admire.
Weather you’ve already been to Rome or not, here are 10 attractions that I think you absolutely cannot miss!
- The Colosseum – It is the largest and most famous amphitheater in the Roman world! After visiting, tour the Roman Forum next door as it was the site of triumphal precessions and elections, public speeches and the center of commercial affairs.
- The Vatican – If you want to clear your head with a peaceful activity, visit the Vatican. This special location is home to some of the world’s most important and beautiful art treasures, like the Sistine Chapel in all its majesty. You won’t leave the Chapel without being amazed by the incredible colours and paintings all over the walls and ceiling.
- The Spanish Steps – After the museums, it’s time for a break! Have a look at the boutiques around the Spanish Steps, a gigantic historic stairway, where you will find Italy’s more refined and luxurious couture shops such as Valentino, Prada, Gucci and more.
- The Pantheon – Stroll with a homemade ice cream in front of the Pantheon. Take your time admiring this magnificent building! Built in 126 AD, it served as a temple for the Roman gods. Amazing, right?
- Castel Sant’Angelo – Continue your journey by heading to Castel Sant’Angelo, an impressive mausoleum built between 135 and 139 AD by Emperor Hadrian.
- Janiculum Hill – If you are looking for a great spot to take beautiful pictures of the Eternal City, Janiculum Hill is the perfect place! ! It’s one of Rome’s seven hills offering some of the most inspiring views of the city.
- Piazza Navona – this is one of the city’s most famous and largest squares built by Emperor Domitian in 86 AD. Check out the street vendors, grab a gelato or a glass of vino and people watch at all hours of the day and night.
- Campo de’ Fiori – Just a five minute walk from the Piazza Navona is the Campo de’ Fiori; there is a market in the morning and vibrant nightlife when the sun goes down.
- The Trastevere – When looking for a charming and romantic neighborhood, walk just across the beautiful Tiber River, and you will arrive at the Trastevere. Here you will find authentic Roman trattorias and lots of outdoor coffees.
- The Trevi Fountain – Last but not least, you can’t leave Rome without making a wish… legend has it that you must toss a coin over your shoulder, with your back to the Trevi Fountain, to ensure a return trip to the Eternal City.
No matter what you wish for, if you spend even a little bit of time at each of these beautiful places, you are sure to have an amazing trip!