Rome is considered as one of the most magnificent ancient cities in the world. Because of its numerous popular sightseeing spots, Rome is also regarded as one of the world’s top most visited and most valuable tourist destinations. It offers a wide collection of peerless basilicas, temples, squares, museums, palaces, villas and squares. The eternal city’s compendium of priceless ancient structures, glorious works of art of the renowned artists from the antediluvian until the contemporary times, beautiful fountains and grand Roman monuments are just among the highlights of Rome that are considered as the reasons why it is considered an opulent historical heritage. These attractions should not be skipped on your Rome sightseeing trip.
The Colosseum is regarded as the main landmark of Rome. It is also well known as the most iconic monument and the biggest stadium ever built in Rome during the ancient Roman times. This ancient amphitheater is so huge that it can accommodate as much as 50, 000 spectators at a time. The structure was built with great durability making it survived for more than 2,000 years now. Because of this, the Colosseum is considered as the wonder of the medieval world.
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is a really gigantic church in Rome and is considered as the city’s major tourist attraction. It is located at Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican City. St. Peter’s Basilica is known as the main Catholic Church in the world and the official residence of the Pope. It is also considered as the home of the Roman Catholic Church and the center of pilgrimage for Christians. St. Peter’s Basilica is located and constructed on the same traditional site where the first Christian Pope Peter was executed and entombed.
The Spanish Steps, also known as Scalla di Spagna, is a genuinely monumental stairway that is also considered one among the most visited and “must see” tourist attractions in the eternal city. It has a flight of exactly 138 stairs which is considered the greatest in Europe. On top of the Spanish Steps is a French church known as Trinita dei Monti. On the ground of the Spanish Steps is where Piazza di Spagna, also known as the Spanish square, is located. Piazza di Spagna is considered as one of the major shopping spots in Rome and is known to house a wide collection of designer boutiques including the famous Missoni. Also on the base of the Spanish Steps is a sober fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia.
The Trevi Fountain is an iconic monument in Rome that was designed by one of the world’s renowned artist Nicola Salvi. This Baroque style fountain features a magnificently carved mythical sculptural composition of Neptune, a mythological character known as the god of the sea, who is flanked by a pair of Tritons. The Trevi fountain is popular for having been featured in some of the major scenes in La Dolce Vita, a film that was produced in 1960 by Federico Fellini. Most of the tourists visit the Trevi Fountain to take photographs and to toss coins unto the fountain. According to traditional belief, throwing a coin to the water will bring good luck to the tourist and will also ensure a comeback trip to Rome.
The Pantheon is one among the most preserved ancient Roman structures. It is also considered as one of Rome’s greatest treasures. This classical structure was originally constructed by Marcus Agrippa in 126 AD to serve as a temple to all the ancient Roman gods. It is almost 2, 000 years old and is also known as the oldest structure to still support a huge dome. The dome of the Pantheon is considered the world’s largest unreinforced dome.