Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest and most populous city in the country. It covers an area of 1,285 square klm and has nearly 3 million residents. Rome is known as the “Eternal city” and also “Caput Mundi,” coming from Latin and meaning capital of the world. Rome was built on the seven hills, a term coined to describe the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, Aventine and Palatine hills surrounding the old community.
Rome attracted 12.6 million tourists in 2016 with the Vatican Museums welcoming 5.5 million and the Colosseum 5.1 million visitors. Let’s see the 10 most beautiful places that everyone should visit!
The most famous landmark of Italy and one of the most famous in the whole world, the Colosseum attracts million of tourists every year. It was built in 80 BC and it still remains hugely impressive.
2. Fontana Di Trevi
Fontana Di Trevi is a really well-known and extremely beautiful fountain, surrounded with very impressive statues. it is said that if you make a wish by throwing a coin in the fountain, it will eventually come true. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
3. Basilica Di San Pietro
Basilica Di San Pietro is one of the most famous churches in Europe and is considerd as the center of Catholic Christianity. It is located in the Vatican city, in the west side of Rome.
4. Cappella Sistina
Cappela Sistina (or Sixtine Chapel) is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican city. It is very famous for its frescos that decorate the walls and the ceiling, created by Michelangelo.
5. Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is one of the most noted squares in Rome, located in the historic city centre. You can see its amazing fountains and statues, take pictures and relax enjoying an italian espresso at a coffee house.
6. Piazza Di Spagna
Piazza Di Spagna is a well-known meeting point in Rome and one of the most amazing places to visit. It is famous for its spanish steps and the very impressive Gothic church.
Located in Piazza Della Rotonda, Pantheon is an enormous building, originally built in 27 BC. It is a very important monument of the Roman Empire and its dome was once consider as the biggest in the world.
8. Forum Romanum
Forum Romanum is a rectangular forum located in the center of the city of Rome. It is surrounded by the ruins of many importnat ancient buildings. Back then it was the center of Roman public life.
9. Castel Sant’ Angelo
Castel Sant’ Angelo is a very impressive castle located on the west coast of Tiber, one of the largest rivers in Italy. It was originally used as a mausoleum and later became a part of the city walls.
10. Catacombe Di San Callisto
Catacombs of Calixtus is a very important part of Roman and Christian history. It is said that there are about 40 catacombs dated in the 2nd century AD. Today this place is used as a gallery.