Rome is an eternal city that is proud of its ancient glorious heritage, a city that once expanded its empire throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. Rome is a city drenched in history and Christianity. After all, one can find history and art on almost every street corner.
Tourist Destinations in Rome
The Colosseum is one of the most remarkable monuments and symbol of Rome and is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre.It is an imposing construction with a history of 2000 years which gives an insight of the way of life in the Roman empire.The Colosseum is one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
The Roman Forum was the hub of political and social activities of the Roman citizens.It is the place where religious and public life in ancient Rome took place.After the fall of Roman empire, the roman forum was forgotten and little by little buried underneath.The forum has temples of Saturn, Venus, Romulus and Vesta.The attractions of Roman Forum are
- Via Sacra
- Arch of Titus
- Arch of Septimius Severus
- Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
- Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
- The Curia
- Column of Phocas
St Peter's Square & Basilica
St Peter's square or piazza San pietro is one of the worlds most famous squares. It is located in Vatican city at the feet of St Peters Basilica.It was designed by Bernini in 17th century. The most impressive part of the square is its columns and pilasters that flank in the square.The centre of the square has two fountains, one of bernini and another of Maderno.
St Peters basilica is one of the catholic church's holiest pilgrimage site and one of the largest churches in the world. The Basilica was called St Peters after one of the Jesus’s twelve disciples known as Saint Peter, who became one of the founders of the catholic church and was executed in Rome and and buried where the Basilica stands.
One of the Most popular museums in Rome.It was established by Pope Julis II in 16th century.The Vatican Museum consists of
- Pio - Clementino Museum
- Apartment of Pius V
- Gallery of Chandeliers
- Ethnological Missionary Museum
- Gallery of Maps
- Historical Museum
- Gallery of Tapestries
- Pio - Christian Museum
- Sobieski Room and Room of Immaculate
- Egyptian Museum
- Etruscan Museum
- Chiaramonti Museum
- Gregorian Profane Museum
- Borgia Apartment
- Raphael Rooms
Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful and the largest fountain in Rome.The first fountain was built during the renaissance under the direction of Pope Nicholas V. The name Trevi derives from Tre vie (Three ways), since the fountain was the meeting point of three streets.
- The Myth of Trevi Fountain: 3 coins in the fountain
- I you throw one coin: you will return to Rome.
- If you throw two coins: you will fall in love with an Italian.
- If you throw three coins: you will marry the person you met
Spanish steps or Spain Square is one of Rome’s most renowned squares.The seat of the Spanish embassy for the vatican is located on this square since 17th century. The square has 135 steps connecting piazza di spagna and church of Trinita dei Monti.
The Pantheon was a Roman Temple and one of the architectural master pieces of Rome. The construction of Pantheon was carried out during the region of Hadrian in the year 126 AD. The most surprising aspect of the architecture in the pantheon is its measurements:the circular building has exactly the same diameter as its height.The interior of pantheon consist of Tombs of Italian kings and art works.
The Capitoline Museums are found in Piazza del Campidoglio.The Museum were the result of donation of a collection of valuable bronzes by pope Sixtus IV to the citizens of Rome.The museums are located on the Piazza del Campidoglio made up by imposing Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo.
Basilica Santa Maria Magiore
The Basilica is an ancient catholic basilica that is considered to be the largest of the churches dedicated to the virgin Mary in Rome.The Basilica displays ancient architectural styles from Christian to baroque
Piazza venezia is located in the Geometric centre of Rome.The Piazza was named after the Cardina; Venezia who ordered the construction of his own palace (Palazzo Venezia) that later became the seat of ‘Serenissima’ republic of venice.The southern side of the piazza hold the famous monument of Victor Emanuel II.On the north side of the piazza we can see the Palazzo Bonaparte (Home of Napolean’s mother) and Palazzo delle Aste.