Rome is often likened to an “open-air museum”. Whilst undeniably clichéd, you’d have a difficult time trying to find a definition more suitable. Art really seems to hide in every place, every corner and every detail of the city: from famous piazzas to narrow lanes. If you’re planning a trip to Rome, keep in mind that wandering around is the best way to discover the magic of the city: get ready to soak in as many breath-taking sights as you can. Here is a list of the top things to see in Rome.
St. Peter’s Square
As one of the most heart-stopping squares in the world, Piazza San Pietro is undoubtedly one of Rome’s most authentic sights. Designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1656 and 1667 around an ancient Egyptian obelisk, it’s one of the most incredible architectural works ever. While walking in the middle of the square, just in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, you’ll feel embraced by the two dazzling colonnades: no wonder they’re called the “the maternal arms of Mother Church”. The best way to get to the piazza is Via della Conciliazione that starts from the exceptional Castel Sant’Angelo, one of the most historical places in Rome.