With a long and fascinating history, Rome is a city that attracts all kinds of travellers from all over the world. Magnificent monuments, fantastic food and delightful people are just some of the reasons why traveller flock to Rome, a city that truly rivals any other in Europe. Taking a walk through the city lets you conjure up images of gladiators fighting for their lives in the Coliseum and the great Roman philosophers discussing important matters. Rome is the third most visited city in Europe, making it likely that someone reading this is planning a trip there soon. So read on for what to see when in Rome.
1. The Coliseum
The Roman Coliseum is undoubtedly the most iconic monument in Italy, proven by the fact that it’s the most visited tourist attraction in the country. It’s a marvellous structure where gladiators used to do battle and the crowd would roar with approval. A guided tour is recommended, as this way you’ll avoid the massive queues.
2. Roman Forum
A walk through the amazing archaeological ruins of the Roman Forum will let your mind ponder what life here was like in ancient times. The Forum used to be a market as well as the business centre of the city, and is just as important today, only from a cultural standpoint.
3. Michelangelo’s Moses
Inside the church of San Pietro in Vincoli, close to the Coliseum, you’ll come across the outstandingly impressive Moses statue, sculpted by the famous Michelangelo. It’s easy to miss this little area entirely, especially if you’re a first-time visitor to the city
4. Piazza di Spagna
Known to most as where the Spanish Steps are located, the Piazza is situated in a busy neighbourhood with plenty of big brand shops around. At the top of the Spanish Step is a viewpoint which gives you great panoramas of the city.
5. Trevi Fountain
Sometimes the pictures don’t do justice, which is the case for Trevi Fountain. Until you’ve seen it in person you can’t imagine how impressive it is. It’s one of the attractions that you have to go to when you’re in Rome, or did you ever really go?
6. Piazza Navona
It may be hard to comprehend, but this piazza was built all the way back in the 1st century. The atmosphere here is palpable and the fountain is yet another impressive structure is this old city.
7. The Pantheon
This building is as striking from the outside as inside, with the massive columns of the exterior and the majestic interior dome as spectacular as each other.