Rome is a spectacular city. It may be not enough the entire life to discover all of its wonders, its greatness and grandness, its famous sites and its hidden corners. This is a city with almost 3,000 years of history and an outstanding influence on the world history, art and culture. Rome is one of the birthplaces of Western civilization, and is often called "The Eternal City" and "Capital of the World". This is the capital of Italy and one of the most gorgeous city in the world. So if you are lucky and planning a trip to Rome, read our guide through its most significant sites and learn about 5 places you have to see In Rome!
The Colosseum, which is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, of located in the very centre of city and is probably, the most famous and recognizable landmark not only of Rome, but of the entire Italy. Its construction started in 72 AD, and was finished in 80 AD. During centuries, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. At the same time, the Colosseum could hold between 30,000 - 50,000 of visitors. This is the most important historic and architectural remains preserved till our times.
2. Roman Forum
The Roman Forum is another significant landmark of the city. Nowadays, these are the ruins of the buildings that have used to be governmental buildings. But centuries ago, it was the centre of the Roman public life. It was the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs. It consists of several Surviving structures (such as Tabularium, Gemonian stairs, Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vespasian and Titus, Arch of Septimius Severus, Forum Main Square, Basilica Iulia, and others) and Imperial comitium (Curia Julia, Rostra Augusti, Umbilicus Urbi, Milliarium Aureum, Lapis Niger, Basilica of Maxentius).
The current building of the Pantheon was built in 118 - 128 AD. Nowadays this is one of the best preserved remains of the ancient architecture, one of the most significant landmarks of Rome and is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs". Mark it as one of the top attractions and a site that you simply can not miss in Rome.
4. Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain is the most stunning fountain created by man. When you see it, you will absolutely agree with this statement! More than 26 meters high and 49 meters wide, it was designed by an Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Its construction and history are full of legends, but the most important thing is that it survived all damages and had been preserved till nowadays. Millions of travelers from all over the world are coming to see its beauty. It had been also featured in several iconic movies, including Federico Fellini's film "La Dolce Vita" starring Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni, and "Roman Holiday", with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
5. Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is one of the central places in Rome and one if its most important sires. It was built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century AD. This is one of the greatest examples of Baroque Roman architecture. Also there are many other significant monuments and historic sites on this square, including the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) that represents four major rivers of four continents: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Río de la Plata representing America.
This article is nothing comparing to the number of the things you have to see in Rome! And even if it is called "The Eternal City", better don't postpone your visit, because this is gonna be a life changing trip!