Discover Rome landmarks

Discover Rome landmarks

Monuments and streets: the top places to visit in Rome.

It’s not that hard to believe that Rome wasn’t built in a day: in fact, a hundred days wouldn’t be enough to take in its elegance. The city was once considered the “Caput Mundi”, the Capital of the World and on every corner, you’re sure to find impressive monuments along the picturesque streets. The Eternal City makes you feel like you’re visiting an open-air museum and every journey is as inspiring as the last.
It would be impossible to list all the iconic places in Rome, so here’s a small shortlist of our must-see’s: Colosseum, the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica and Piazza Navona.

The Colosseum: the symbol of Rome

Rome will exist as long as the Colosseum does” reads a VIII-century prophecy of Bede the Venerable. The Colosseum is considered the symbol of the Capital all over the world and the remarkable sight to see in Rome. Constructed by Vespasian and inaugurated by Titus in AD 80, the Flavian Amphitheatre is believed to be big enough to seat up to 50.000 people. Active for 500 years, it used to host exciting games involving gladiators fighting wild animals and on special occasions, the arena was flooded with water to hold naval battles.

The Pantheon: a 2000-year-old temple in Rome

Are you wondering where Ancient Rome is located? The Pantheon is Ancient Rome’s beating heart and, to borrow from Michelangelo, “it looks more like the work of angels, not humans”. The Pantheon is the best preserved Roman temple in the city, commissioned by statesman Agrippa and completed by Hadrian.
Still in outstanding condition, this destination is bound to delight every time you wander through the portico of granite columns. In front of the Pantheon lies Piazza della Rotonda, a buzzing square where you can find plenty of bars and cafés to have a refreshing drink while taking in one of the oldest buildings in Rome.

St. Peter’s Basilica: the most exceptional church in Rome?

Built over a span of 120 years upon the tomb of the first Pope, St. Peter’s Basilica is an individual piece of architecture and the most renowned church in Rome. There are no words to describe the marvel you feel in this dramatic building. Walk the 551 steps up to the top of the cupola and take in the local atmosphere of Rome. And, once inside the Basilica, immerse yourself in authentic art with Michelangelo’s Pietà and Dome along with Bernini’s baldachin. A true Roman landmark you absolutely have to visit.

Piazza Navona: all streets lead here 

Piazza Navona is the most visited piazza in Rome. A symbol of the Roman Baroque, you will be enlivened by three gorgeous fountains: Fontana del Moro, Fontana di Nettuno and the most impeccable of the three, Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. Just like the Colosseum, historically, the piazza used to be flooded during the summer in order to host naval battles. Nowadays, it is packed with street artists, painters, entertainers, tourists, and locals every second of the day. So to avoid crowds - make sure you get there early.

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