Rome tourist attractions. What to see in Rome?

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Rome tourist attractions. What to see in Rome?

Rome is one of the most famous city on the world. And it really is amazing! We think it’s one of the most beautiful city in Europe. There are so many Rome tourist attractions to visit!

Rome is also called ‘The Eternal City‘. Why? Because Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world, no matter how many other empires might rise and fall, Rome would go on forever…

And well… They were right ;).

Below we are giving you best Rome tourist attractions !

1. Colosseum.

Who haven’t heard of Colosseum? It’s one of the most famous place in Rome. It’s antique amphitheater, cultural center of ancient Romans.

Unfortunately Coloseum is also the place where thousands of people and animals where brutally killed… Did you watch the movie Gladiator? It shows bloody gladiator fights that took place in the coliseum.

Full ticket costs 12 euro. It also includes entrance to th Forum Romanum and Palatine.

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2. Palatine.

It’s really close to the Colosseum, just across the street.

Palatine is one of the seven hills of Rome, considered as the oldest Roman settlement called Roma Quadrata.

What to do in Palatine? Just walk and watch the ruins of the ancient city.


3. Roman Forum.

Forum Romanum is right next to the Palatine. It was the center of Roman public life for centuries.

It was there that speakers gave talks, sellers offered their products, locals hanged out to talk and criminals were tried.


4. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Almost every country on the world has the tomb of the Unknown Solider in the capital city. So does Italy.


It’s located on Piazza Venezia. It’s not top tourist attraction but you’ll see it for sure during sightseeing in Rome.

It worth to think for a while about millions of soldiers who lost their lives for their homeland…


5. San Marco (St Mark Church).

It’s right next to the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.

San Marco is really beautiful basilica. Interesting fact: it’s national church of Venice in Rome (we guess it’s because the most famous St Mark Church is situated in Venice).

Unfortunatelly it’s forbidden to make pictures inside. We can only show you how it looks from the outside.


6. Castel Sant’Angelo.

Did you watch  or read Angels and Demons? It was Castel Sant’Angelo where Illuminati had their hideout!

It’s really close from the Vatican City, just behind the bridge.


7. Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica.

Also known as Our Lady of the Snows, Basilica of Saint Mary Major or Basilica Sanctae Mariae Maioris.

 It’s the largest church in Rome! And it really is impressive :). It’s located at Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore. It’s one of the best Rome tourist attractions .

Interesting fact: this basilica also has Sistine Chapel!

Right next to it, there is the tomb of Gianlorenzo Bernini, one of the best Italian architects ever. He designed, among other things, St Peter’s Baldachin, famous St Peter’s Square in Vatican city and Fontanna della Barcaccia just below the Spanish steps in Rome.


8. Pantheon.

Pantheon is so old that it was built before the formation of Christianity. It’s located at the Piazza della Rotonda.

It was built in honor of the gods, and later converted into a Christian church. It’s really weird inside. You feel like it was museum but you know it’s also a church. This is one of the strangest buildings we have ever been.

Pantheon’s dome is the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome!

Entrance is free. Pantheon is one of the most popular Rome tourist attractions .


9. Piazza Navona.

Piazza Navona is known of three beautiful fountains: Fountain of the Four Rivers, Fountain of Neptune and Moor Fountain.

They are really beautiful! Piazza Navona is famous cultural center in Rome. It is here that every December there is a Christmas market.


10. Spanish stairs.

When we arrived at Piazza di Spagna to see famous Spanish stairs, we were really dissapointed. At the top there was not nothing but a big poster of one of the clothing companies… It was really awful. Advertising on the church in such a well-known place in our opinion, is not acceptable.

Spanish Steps is a meeting place of locals. It was quite cold in November, so nobody was sitting there. Maybe that’s why we can’t see anything special about it.

They were just normal stairs for us. We don’t know why they are considered as one of the best Rome tourist attractions .


11. St Paul’s Basilica.

Basilica of St. Paul is furthest located monument in Rome. You can’t walk there, either use metro or book Rome taxi.

It’s worth to go there though. Basilica is really beautiful and impressive. You can pray there to the tomb of st Paul.

Inside the Basilica there’s a wall with portraits of all the popes. There is a superstition saying that if all the wall space will be filled with images of popes, the world will end. Don’t worry though! There’s still a lot of empty circular medallions on this famous wall :).


See also:

10 free things to do in Rome

The best way to see Rome in a day

How to spend a day in Rome like a local

Awesome Places to visit in Italy

Where to stay in Rome

What are your favourite Rome tourist attractions ? Answer in comments!

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