When in Rome… Well, I don’t think you’ll actually get to act like Romans but with so many things to see in Rome, I doubt you’ll have enough time to feel bad because of that. Yup, this amazing city really does have a lot to offer so if you’re planning on visiting anytime soon, check out my list of the Things to See in Rome:
If I remember correctly Colosseum should be the biggest amphitheater built during the Roman era. Do correct me if I’m wrong, of course, because the embarrassing truth is that I used to take naps during my history lessons. Anyways, let’s get back to this amazing structure as it is probably one of the most important things to see in Rome. Gladiator used to fight here with up to 70,000 people watching them and, although Colosseum certainly isn’t what it used to be during the glorious times of the Roman Empire, seeing the remains is definitely worth waiting in those terribly long lines.
Well, this is not exactly Rome but still… since visiting Vatican is on my list of things I must do in the next five years, I simply couldn’t go without mentioning it. So, if you have both extra time and money and you want to spend it on something you don’t get to do every day, I strongly suggest taking a tour through Vatican. Plenty of museums and breathtaking buildings to see here and you don’t even have to be a religious person to enjoy it.
Should I even mention this one? I mean, it’s pretty hard to miss, so if you’re visiting Colosseum, definitely snap a photo in front of this popular arch located right in front of the main entrance. Oh, and do you want to hear the best part? It’s totally free meaning that you can snap a photo even if you’re not planning to wait in the line to take a closer peek at the Colosseum.
Your history teacher has probably told how important the Forum was for the Roman Empire – right? I know mine did and, believe it or not, that was one of the lessons I do remember. Well, if you’re planning on visiting Rome soon, don’t miss your chance to see this amazing complex of different buildings ranging from religious to government ones.
Next on my list of things to see in Rome is Pantheon, which as the translation of its name (of all the gods) says, is a temple built to celebrate all gods. The fire had almost completely destroyed this building too many years ago but it has been restored and is now out there just waiting for you to check it out. One of the most magnificent things about it is the massive dome which is also the second largest dome in the world! Now, how’s that for an interesting fact?
Trevi Fountain is simply beautiful! I have never been to Rome, myself, but a very good friend of mine has visited it last year and, girls, my jaw literally dropped when I saw her photos. She visited in January and the weather was pretty bad so I can only imagine how gorgeous it must look early in the summer. Trevi fountain is a real piece of art plus it’s totally free so if this doesn’t explain why it should be on your list of things to see in Rome, just Google some photos and you’ll see what I mean.
If you’re a fan of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini then you simply must visit the popular Piazza Navona and take a peek at that famous Fountain of the Four Rivers. Each of the four gods represents one continent and a major river in it. Nile stands for Africa, Danube for Europe, Ganges represents Asia and Plate represents America. Pretty interesting, huh?
I do hope you’ve planned to stay more than three days as the list of things to see in Rome runs pretty long and, according to that friend of mine, three days are not enough. Pizza sucks here, by the way, so stick to pasta or other international or local dishes. And, before I conclude my list of Things to See in Rome, a quick question for you – what would you do if you could choose between visiting Rome and visiting Paris?
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