With a unique blend of religion, history, arts and customs, the places to visit in the Rome is colossal. It has religious landmarks, ancient ruins, noteworthy public squares, renowned museums and so much more. If you are visiting this timeless city for the very first time chances are you might miss some of the marvelous places. Therefore, to make the most of your jaunt, get into a hop on-hop off bus and ensure that you have these spectacular top 10 places on your list to visit in Rome.
10. Trevi Fountain:
With full of glorious fable and myths, this sculptural fountain in the Baroque style draws thousands of tourists in its direction. It is one of the most iconic fountains in the city of Rome from ancient times and is a collaborative effort of many artists including Pannini, Bracci and Salvi. One of the major reason the place is a crowd puller because of the popular belief that if a tourist toss a coin in the fountain, they are guaranteed to return to the eternal city someday. Make sure you give it a try.
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9. Spanish Steps:
This 138 classic steps rise from the Piazza di Spagna up to the church of Trinità dei Monti at the top of the hill. You can walk up, down or sit on them and have a focal view of the picturesque Rome. Grab a cup of coffee from the nearby café and enjoy the pleasant site by getting engrossed in the moment. Also, don’t forget to have a night glimpse of this beautiful landmark.
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8. Vatican Museum:
With more than 4 million visitors every year, Vatican Museum with an array of great collections and sculptures is among one of the most awing places to visit in Rome. From masterpieces of the Renaissance art to frescoes by Raphael and great sculptures and paintings from artists like Giorgio de Chirico and Carlo Carra, they accommodate a broad set of historical pieces and artwork from ancient times.
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7. Piazza Navona:
An amalgamation of important architectures and creation, Piazza Navona is the most renowned city square in Roman with a unique history. Built in the 1st century AD, the four Gods on the four sides of the fountains broadly represent the four major rivers of the world – The Danube, The Ganges, The Nile and the Rio de la Plata. If you have seen the famous movie, Angels and Demon, you’ll notice that Cardinal Baggia was placed here to execute the death by drowning.
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6. Villa dei Quintilli:
This ancient Roman villa is a museum and archaeological site. Once home to the Emperor Commodus (the crook in Gladiator), the site is not only fascinating but also captivating. While your visit in Rome make sure you visit this awe-inspiring archaeological site to explore the ancient history behind the place.
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5. Palatine Hill:
Home to the famous emperor Augustus and his wife Livia, Palatine Hill is one among the most primitive part of the timeless city. Situated in the center of the Seven hills of Rome, the primitive site is 40 meters tall surrounded by Forum Romanum on one side and Circus Maximum on the other. Catch the glimpses of small museum and palaces of famous emperors.
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4. Roman Forum:
Although what you see is just the ruins, you still can’t stop admiring the grandeur of the place. One of the most important places of the ancient Roman civilization, the Roman Forum has its unique charisma. Through the ruins you can witness the senate buildings, countless sanctuaries and temples. The heart of the Roman Civilization, this place surely need not be missed.
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3. San Clemente Basilica:
Whether on sightseeing or on pilgrimage in Rome, the unique church of San Clemente Basilica is surely a church to pay your respect. The 12th century montage of cross and the glorious frescoes will hold your heart and mind. Visit the place and discover centuries of Christian history, art and faith. Stunning and unbelievable, it surely deserves to be the on number three on your visiting list.
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2. The Pantheon:
The Pantheon is a large building acclaimed as the Roman temple of all ancient Gods. Though every aspect of the building is noteworthy the main attraction is the dome. Standing at the height of 142 feet, the dome even today is the biggest armored concrete dome in the world. Now that it was built 2000 years ago, the monument certainly needs a visit, doesn’t it?
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1. The Colosseum:
You saw it in movies, videos and always thought of visiting it one day. Yes, the largest amphitheatre of the ancient empire was always in your mind and when in Rome make yourself privileged by visiting the Colosseum. The same place where once gladiators fought bravely for their lives. If Rome is on our mind, the Colosseum is a must for your tour of Rome.
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