Rome offers many attractions and places to visit and it’s a dream destination for tourists worldwide. It is the capital city of Italy and if you want to make a trip to this place, here are some of the places to visit in Rome. This ancient city darint back to the Roman Empire is sure to sweep you off your feet.
Vatican is a small city-state and one of the famous places to visit in Rome. It is the home of the Pope, and tourists come in large numbers to visit the largest museum in the world, the wonderful Sistine Chapel with its stunning masterpiece – the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo. Other attractions include St. Peter’s Basilica, lush gardens, apartments with walls adorned with frescoes by Fra Angelico, Raphael and Pinturicchio, museums comprising historical and cultures objects, paintings, and many others. But just as it is when you visit places in Paris, Madrid or some other great cultural capital, you have to organize your days very well in order to have time for all the important attractions.
The Colosseum and Imperial Forum are magnificent relics of ancient Rome. Besides these, tourists can also visit in this archaeological area the Arch of Constantine, the giant imperial forums, the famous Column of Trajan, and also Nero’s Golden House. All these archaeological relics will impress yo will their majestic structures, and with their resistance over the year. Interestingly enough, some of them are “vandalized” by drawings and writings of the time, by children who used to live in the area.
Furthermore, other attractions and places to visit in Rome are the Pantheon – the best preserved of all ancient temples, the Roman Forum, the Borghese Gallery – a splendid museum, where visitors can see exhibits of Apollo and Daphne, the Rape of Proserpina, David, Bernini’s, Madonna and the snake, etc. Visitors can admire at the Roman Forum: the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Temple of the goddess Vesta, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Saturn. Other attractions include the Capitoline Museums; here visitors can see restored ancient sculptures such as the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Dying Gaul, Capitoline Venus, Marforio, and other works: St. John the Baptist or Caravaggio’s Gypsy Fortune-Teller, etc.
Moreover, tourists can visit the National Museum of Rome, Santa Maria del Popolo – a church built above the graves of emperors, church of San Clemente, Ostia Antica with its main attractions: Decumanus Maximus, the main street of Ostia, the theater, Casa di Diana, etc.
Finally, these are some of the attractions and places to visit in Rome. The city offers amazing sights and attractions, and you will have a wonderful time making a trip to Rome. The green spaces, romantic places, shopping streets, or parks are also places that you can explore visiting Rome.