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Best attractions to visit in Rome

1. Colosseum - Rome view 360

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Colosseum

It won’t be wrong to say that the Colosseum is one of the most important buildings of Rome. Earlier on, the building was known as the Flavian Amphitheater, which was built on an artificial lake from 72 AD to 80 AD. The building was made as a place where the Roman emperors could see the gladiators staging death battles with each other and hunting ferocious animals. The Colosseum was also used as an arena to entertain the people with free games, as the games were considered a sign of prestige and wealth. The emperors made sure that the public was entertained because it increased their popularity. It is said that these games were sometimes held for several days, and the rulers also took part in it. The beautiful building is more than 159 feet high and has around 160 statues on the upper floors. When it was initially built, it could accommodate more than 55,000 spectators, and had around 80 entrances. The Colosseum was covered in velarium, because that provided shade to spectators from the sun. The building might have fallen into ruin, but even the remains are worth a visit. Make sure you visit this beautiful sight whenever you plan a trip to Rome.

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2. Foro Di Cesare - Rome

Foro Di Cesare

Where will you find the Foro Di Cesare? Roman Forum is located between the famous Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. Foro Di Cesare is considered as one of the most famous and preserved archeological sites. Back then, the destination was thought to be the ideal location for political and social affairs, but it submerged into the bayou. Come with your friends to Foro Di Cesare. Luckily, the invention of technology allowed workers to drain the land by making a canal, which still works. The area soon became crowded with markets and people. There are numerous things to do in the Roman Forum. You can stand on top of the Campidoglio terraces to see the entire landscape of the stunning land. From there, you can admire the Basilica Emilia. If you want to see something ancient and grand, visit the Roman Forum. When you are the Roman Forum, be sure to visit the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of Romulus, Basilica Julia, Arch of Titus, Arch of Septimius Severus, and more. You and your family will have a grand time exploring the Roman Forum. You can take a taxi or a tour to see the sight. With so many things to do in Rome, Italy, you are guaranteed to have a blast.

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3. Piazza Di San Pietro - Rome

Piazza Di San Pietro

4. Campidoglio - Rome view 360

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Campidoglio

Campidoglio is the most important and well known of the seven hills in Italy, Rome. In ancient Rome, the hill has become the sight for religious and political activity. Campidoglio is the first destination people will encounter when they travel to the Eternal City. The hill had been a home to settlers from the Iron Age. Now, the barren site has become a popular tourist attraction. There are several things to do in Campidoglio as well as see there. You will encounter the two summits, the Arx and the Capitolium. The region between those two is known as the Aslyum. Refugees from places around the world used to come to find shelter in Campidoglio. Do not forget to stop by the ruins of the Temple of Jupiter, Tarpeian Rock, Temple of Juno Moneta, and Tabularium. You spend your whole day exploring the Campidoglio. Today, you will only find traces of the temples, but you will still get an idea of the ancient Roman artwork. You will not run out of things to do in Rome. If you are staying in Italy, you can ask your hotel for brochures of tours that will take you and your family to visit the beautiful site. If you want to spend several hours there, you can visit it on your own.

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5. Museo Vaticano - Rome

Museo Vaticano

6. Piazza Di Spagna - Rome view 360

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Piazza Di Spagna

Rome is such a beautiful place that even its squares are famous the world over. Piazza Di Spagna is a very popular tourist attraction, and the weird thing is that one of its most prominent features is a staircase. Even before the steps, this was a well known place. The Trinità dei Monti church was situated at a hill in front of the square, and the square had the great fountain called the Fontana della Barcaccia. It was considered important to link the two; however, people were concerned about destroying the hill and losing the natural beauty of the place. It literally took decades to come to a good solution, but finally, it was decided that Piazza Di Spagna would be connected to the church through 135 steps. The solution to maintaining the beauty of the place was to create the steps in such a way that they compliment the church and the square. When you look up from the Spanish steps, you see the church in all its imposing glory. The square and the steps are very popular with tourists, especially due to them being featured in some great movies, the most famous of which is the Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn.

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7. Piazza Del Popolo - Rome view 360

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Piazza Del Popolo

Piazza Del Popolo, located in close proximity to the Borghese Park and bordered by three churches, is one of the most popular tourist destinations to come to in Rome, Italy. People visit the Piazza Del Popolo to see the striking obelisk brought over to Rome from Heliopolis, Egypt. The destination also boasts spectacular fountains and architecture. You should come with your family. Perhaps, the most structure at Piazza Del Popolo is the obelisk from Egypt. The obelisk used to be in Egypt, but Emperor Augustus liked the structure so much that he had it transported to Rome and placed at the Circus Maximus. Pope Sixtus V had moved to its current located in the square. Other things to do in Rome is to walk around the many beautiful fountains, adorned with statues. Apart from seeing the obelisk, you should visit the Flaminio Fountain, Neptune Fountain, and Fountain of the Goddess of Rome. The list of things to do in Piazza Del Popolo will end when you visit the Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto. Pope Alexander VII hired Carlo Rainaldi in 1658 to construct the grand churches. Take your entire family to Piazza Del Popolo or make a plan with your friends.

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8. Basillica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura - Rome view 360

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Basillica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Basillica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura in Rome is one of the most beautiful and spiritual churches we have ever been inside. It was constructed in the 4th century, and according to legend, is built on the burial site of St. Paul. This means the location is revered by religious people, but even if you are not religious, you will be in awe when you enter this church. The interior of the church is even more beautiful than the exterior and contains fine statues, tabernacles, arcs, and mosaic art. We would seriously recommend that Basillica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura is the last church you visit when in Rome. Rome has many beautiful and historical churches, and there are even more at the Vatican. The reason we recommend it being the last church you visit is that almost every other church pales in comparison. The beauty of the church and the serene environment within it gives you a sense of tranquility which we didn’t feel in any other church. There is so much to see in the church, such as the Holy Door, Arnolfo di Cambio's tabernacle, Apse mosaic, that you will spend hours inside the church.

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9. Piazza Navona - Rome view 360

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Piazza Navona

Are you headed to Rome, Italy? You should stop by the Piazza Navona, a famous tourist destination. Piazza Navona is situated in the city’s historical center where you will come across several restaurants and cafes. The Romans constructed the Piazza Navona in the 15th century, building it upon the Domitian stadium. You can book a guided tour to the Piazza Navona. The guided tour will begin at the Piazza Tor Sanguigna 13 and from there; you will have several things to do in Piazza Navona. You can check out the Sant’Agnese church, the Moor Fountain, and the Fountain of Neptune. Take your time looking at the beautifully crafted structures that will take you back to ancient Rome. Your tour guide will tell you the rich history associated with each of the structures. Upon visiting the destination, you will realize that you have a list of things to do in Rome. You can view the Sant’Agnese church, which was constructed in the 17th century to honor St. Agnes. The statues, frescoes, gilded stucco, and marble altarpieces are just few of the things to see in the church. Next stop should be the Moor Fountain, adorned with sculptures and masks, and the Fountain of Neptune.

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10. Basilica de Santa Maria Maggiore - Rome view 360

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Basilica de Santa Maria Maggiore

Rome is the city of beautiful history, and Basilica de Santa Maria Maggiore is an important part of the beautiful architectural and religious history of the city. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. The exact construction date of the Basilica is not well known, however, historical scholars agree that it was built during the reign of Pope Sixtus III, which places the time of its construction around 432–440 AD. It is a very popular tourist attraction and is one of the only four churches in the whole world which have the status of being a ‘Major Basilica’. The feeling of entering this church is breathtaking. The beautiful architecture and the grand interior filled us with awe. There is much to see inside the Basilica de Santa Maria Maggiore. The interior itself is amazing, but the other items within the church are even better. This includes the 5th century mosaics, the triumphal arch, the nave, Altar of Sistine Chapel and Oratory of the Nativity, Reliquary of the Holy Crib (which is said to contain a twig from the Holy Crib of Jesus Christ), and some beautiful frescoes. This basilica is a must visit for every tourist.

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