What to see in Rome: the squares, the Ancient Rome, Religious Rome.
Rome, the Eternal city, it inspires everyone who sets foot in this metropolis. The impressive squares, the ruins from our ancient history and many other charming places make you feel really special when you spend even just a day in the Italian capital.
There are countless things to visit and infinite things to do in this city. It’s one of the cities where you discover amazing things even after several visits. We suggest you a selection of 15 magical places that you can’t miss out on when you visit Rome, very close by walking to Rome Frattina27.
Fontana di Trevi: The Trevi Fountain is probably the most popular attraction in Rome. A wonderful fountain that became very famous after Fellini’s Dolce Vita movie. It’s always crowded with people throwing their coins to the fountain, which guarantees (according to superstitions) their return to the city.
Piazza del Popolo: One of the largest squares in the city with an Egyptian obelisk in the middle, three churches and several fountains around. It’s worth climbing the squares of the Pincio Hill for a great view of the square.
Piazza Venezia: The busiest square in Rome with cars and buses horning, when crossing it from many directions. The view of the square is dominated by the enormous Vittorio Emmanuel II monument (the typewriter, as it is called by my many people).
Campo dei Fiori: Once a flower field (reflected in its name), later the square where the executions took place (Giordano Bruno’s statue in the middle reminds us about that) and now a lively market square where you can find all types of fresh products.
Piazza del Campidoglio: A marvelous square that is situated on the Capitoline Hill and was designed by Michelangelo.
Piazza San Pietro: A fantastic ellipse shaped square designed by Bernini. There’s an obelisk in the middle of the square and on both sides there’s an impressive colonnade decorating this majestic square. Every Sunday the square gets filled with people who want to listen to the pope’s short speech.
The Pantheon: The best preserved monument from the ancient Rome situated in a beautiful square. It’s a perfect hemisphere build with beautiful geometrical harmony. The tombs of Raffaelo and Vittorio Emanuele II are found inside.
The Colosseum: Inarguably the most famous ancient monument and the hugest amphitheater in the world. Once a place where gladiators killed each other, now it’s an open-air museum bringing us back a couple of thousand years in time.
The Roman Forum: The ruins of the heart of the ancient city. This was once a place where temples and different places stood. Although you need to have a good imagination to envision this place in the era of its glory, walking between the ruins is a fantastic trip into our ancient history.
The Palatine Hill: One of the oldest parts of the ancient city. This is where (due to mythology) Romulus and Remus were found by the wolf that saved their life and fed them. Many famous Roman personalities lived in this hill, amongst them Augustus, one of the most important emperors in Roman history.
Castel Sant’Angelo: Once built as Hadrian’s mausoleum, later transformed into a castle that served to protect the popes during centuries.
Circo Massimo: This is where once the great chariot racing stadium stood. Unfortunately not so much left from the original construction, but the place is being converted to a nice green area where concerts and other events are held.
St. Peter Basilica: The largest catholic church in the world and probably the most impressive one with its colossal dimensions. Amongst the beautiful statues and ornaments on the inside, Michelangelo’s Pieta is the most beautiful piece.
The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel: This small state, residence of the head of the Catholic Church is a walled enclave in the city of Rome. The Vatican Museums hosts one of the most impressive art collections of the world, and the Sistine Chapel, exquisitely decorated with Michelangelo’s frescoes is one of the most beautiful artworks in our planet.
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