The Top attractions in Rome and why you need to visit them
Rome is often hailed as the city of Love, but it’s not just romance that it’s renowned for.
Thanks to being steeped in history and loved the world over for its stunning architecture, there is also plenty to see and do when you visit.
Whether you are away on a family holiday or are enjoying a romantic weekend break, it’s worth taking to the streets and exploring some of the top attractions that Rome has to offer.
The Colosseum is the largest structure in Rome that was left by the Roman antiquity, so naturally it is hailed as a pretty important piece of architecture. Throughout history, The Colosseum has been used for theatrical performances, festivals, circuses and games. While here, be sure to also check out the Arch of Constantine, an equally triumphant silhouette that was erected by the Senate to pay homage to the emperor after his victory in the battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312.
The Vatican City
Home to The Pope, the Vatican City is also a cabinet of stunning art and architecture, so is well worth a visit whilst you are exploring the history of the city. Stroll around the Vatican palace and gardens before making your way to St Peter’s Square, an area that is ruled primarily by The Pope.
This piece of Roman antiquity has been in existence for 2000 years and you’re likely to be blown away by how intact it is. The building is now used as a Church, but it was once a Roman Temple that was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa. The main reason that the building’s structure is still so well-maintained is because it has been in constant use through history.
The Roman Forum
Fancy stepping back in time and experiencing what it was really like to live in ancient Rome? Head to the Roman Forum then, where you will be able to experience what remains of a structure than was once right at the heart of Rome and the lives of the people that lived here. In history, The Roman Forum was used for political and religious reasons and was also where courts and markets were situated. As you walk through the triumphant arches, consider how life would have been for people over 2000 years ago.
This 17th-century masterpiece is the most popular tourist attraction in Rome, perhaps because it has been featured in so many films. It is thought that if you throw a coin into the fountain, this will guarantee that you return to Rome. After exploring all of the gorgeous architecture and sights that the city has to offer, why wouldn’t you want to return?
Have you had a chance to check out some of the tour options that we have available for Rome? You can explore Ancient Rome, enjoy full day tours and visit some of the attractions mentioned in this post. Find out more about all of our Rome tours here.