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Top 5 places in central Rome- this is a hard list to compile for sure! Hardly any other city stuns visitors with such a large number of attractions like the Italian capital. Around almost every corner there’s a testimony to bygone ages. Which of them should be on your bucket list if you’ve only got a few days? Here are our top 5, truly unmissable sights in Rome for your next city break.
Rome Sightseeing 1: The Pantheon
Our first stop takes us to one of the oldest sights in the Eternal City: the Pantheon. Built in 128 AD, even the building’s facade amazes its visitors. The temple, which was originally constructed in honour of the gods before being converted into a church, is just as stunning from the inside. It’s especially fascinating when the sun’s rays fall through the mighty dome.
Rome Sightseeing 2: The Trevi Fountain
Just a stone’s throw from the Pantheon is one of the world’s most famous fountains. The Trevi Fountain was the subject of an architectural competition held by Pope Clement XII, which was won by Rome native Nicola Salvi. Unfortunately, the architect died before the fountain was finished.
Rome Sightseeing 3: The Colosseum
The Colosseum is Rome’s landmark and one of the most exciting sights in the city. Both an architectural masterpiece and a venue for brutal gladiator combats, visitors find it hugely fascinating. Read valuable tips for visiting the Colosseum in this article. (Link to the Colosseum article)
Rome Sightseeing 4: The Roman Forum
Stroll through the ruins of the Roman Forum and take a trip through time to the Roman Empire, when the Forum was in its heyday as the epicentre of political, economic and religious life in Rome. Enjoy an impressive view of the ruins from behind the Piazza del Campidoglio and the Capitoline Museums.
Rome Sightseeing 5: St. Peter’s Basilica
Located at the heart of the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica is the symbolic centre of the Roman Catholic Church, and is both the residence and office of the Pope. More than 50 million visitors crowd around this architectural masterpiece every year. To construct the Basilica, the Popes used to order people to take materials from the Forum and used the former hub of the Empire as a quarry.
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