Rome is a city where every stone you step on has a hidden history. Do you know what to visit in Rome? We introduce you the most emblematic corners you should not miss on your trip to Rome.
Fontana di Trevi
The name of this majestic fountain is given by where it’s located, a union of three roads (Tre Vie). It is the biggest and most beautiful fountain in the city.
It’s a tradition when visiting Fontana di Trevi to toss a coin so you can come to Rome again in the future, it must be done backwards, with the right hand and throw it above the left soulder.
Without a doubt it’s the most emblematic monument in the city and certainly we confirm this place is the tourism epicentre of Rome.
The Colosseum is the most famous amphitheatre in the world, where more than 50.000 people enjoyed the shows of the era: gladiator’s fights, exotic animals exhibition, prisioner’s executions, naval battles recreations…
Piazza di Spagna
The name of this square was given after Ferdinand the Catholic from Spain gave it as a present for the city. In this city you’ll find a popular staircase composed by 135 stairs, at the top of it can be found la Terraza del Pincio (Pincio’s terrace) which leads to Iglesia de Trinita dei Monti square.
In it’s centre there is the la Fuente de la Barcaccia , a ship shaped fountain that has the symbols (suns and bees) of the Bernini’s, who were the ones in charge of designing and building the project.
In this location from the Ancient Rome is where the social life took place, it’s a city within another. The Vía Sacra, the main street of the Forum, connected Capidoglio square with the Colosseum. Inside the old city there still are ruins of: The Arch of Titus, The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, The Column of Phocas, The Temple of Romulus and The Temple of Vesta.
40 metres above the Roman Forum the Palatino Mount can be found, known as the cradle of the italian capital. In this hill, high class roman citizens and emperors built their small palaces. Now, the Palatino Museum gathers some pieces extracted in the excavations of the area.
The legend of Romulus and Remus says Luperca’s, their wolf mother, had her cave in the Roman Forum and became the place where the city was founded.
A gorgeous square of baroque style, on which its centre it is placed The Fountain of the Four Rivers. This fontana represents a river for each of the four continents known back then and in the middle has an egyptian obelisk as those that were showed in circus. The square is placed where the ancient Stadium of Domitian used to be, where the athletic games were celebrated. In the corners of the square there are two more fountains: Fontana del Moro (Moor Fountain) and Fountain of Neptune.
Pantheon of Agrippa
One of the best conserved buildings from the Ancient Rome, it was built on its beginnings as a temple dedicated to all the deities. As a curiosity, we highlight that its dome s larger than the one from the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican. It really is a prodigy of architecture, since it is an impressive hemispherical dome and its diameter is about 43,44m as the temple’s height. In the centre of the Pantheon a 9-meter diameter osculum opens, simulating a light source.
Inside there are different Italian kings buried and also the tomb of Raphael can be found there.
Located within the Vatican City, it was decorated by the most famous artists of the time: Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Perugino and Michelangelo. It is a must that during the days visiting Rome you spend some time observing the decorations and get lost in the details of the walls and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Its ceiling, known as Volta della Cappella Sistina, it’s a famous tourism attraction, it was an exclusive assignment for Michelangelo. It used to be a painting of stars over a blue background, pretending to be the sky. Michelangelo was the one who took care and made what there’s on it nowadays.
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We hope this brief overview of what to visit in Rome is useful when you travel to the amazing italian capital.
Last but not least, we recommend to fully enjoy your time in the eternal city while playing our city games. This tourism games will lead you to some emblematic places of this list, as well as other locations you can’t miss due its hidden stories. So, if you want to plan a route of what to visit in Rome we offer tours with challenges already planned.