Rome is a city you have to see if you love to travel. Every stone is loaded with history! This city could easily take a lifetime to explore… but because many of us don’t have so much time to explore a single city when we travel, we thought we’d show you the 7 must see attractions:
1. The Colosseum
The Colosseum is an epic monument to the gladiatorial battles of old and it dates back to 72 AD. The Flavian amphitheatre was built to seat an audience of 50,000 people, which was enourmous back then. The site of many grisly deaths, this historical location is a necessary stop for any tourist.
2. Trevi Fountain
The mesmerizing fountain is going, for sure, to entrance you! It is tucked away in a modest little piazza. The gorgeous architecture and the beautiful cascading water is a must see if you are in Rome. The number of tourists gathering around Trevi Fountain every day is overwhelming, but with a little bit of patience and skill, you can take a beautiful picture with the fountain.
3. Pont Sant’Angelo
This beautiful bridge spanning the Tiber, adorned with ten picturesque angels designed by Bernini, not only provides the tourists with a breathtaking view of the city and water, but with a wonderful testament to the last work of a truly remarkable artist.
4. Roman Forum
If you enjoy the Colosseum, the Roman Forum is a must. Located at the center of the city, the Forum contains many of Rome’s ancient government buildings and temples. If you can, take a guided tour to best enjoy all the important history that transpired on those very grounds.
5. The Capitoline
The Capitoline museums are housed in twin palaces and constitute the oldest public art display in the world. The collection was opened to the public in 1734 and contains famous works by Titian, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Bernini, and Veronese.
6. Il Gelato di San Crispino
Enjoying gelato is an essential part of any trip to Rome. Many agree that the best gelato in the city can be found at Il Gelato di San Crispino. The flavors change with the seasons ensuring every visitor has a taste of the new and delicious.
7. Via Condotti
One of the most famous shopping streets in Rome, the Via Condotti contains numerous historical buildings and boutiques. You can start at the renowned Spanish Steps and continue down the the street browsing and enjoying the hustle and bustle.