Top 5 Attractions to See in Rome Italy
Rome is the capital of Italy and is also considered the most visited cities in the world. It also played a significant role in World History, as it has the most stunning architecture. For several ages, it was the centre of the Roman Empire that ruled the European continent. The city of Rome was built in 753 BC, and this empire dates back to 27 BC until 1453 AD, and this was one of the biggest empires in the world. An interesting thing about early Rome is that its influences can still be seen in the modern world. These influences are seen because they ruled a big part of the European and Eastern Asian continent. It can also be seen that the Romans were expert in engineering, and this is why you can find beautiful historic buildings. Not only this, but the Romans have also influenced a way of living for most of the people. The Roman empire was so big that it rules the entire European continent. Also, it is important to maintain good communication within the different Roman empire cities. Therefore, the engineers developed a sophisticated road system with proper drainage. As these roads were tough and durable, most of them are still in use today.
When you walk around the city of Rome, you will feel like you are walking in an open-air museum as you can find a number of beautiful buildings and architectural monuments. On your visit to Rome, you can get a chance to see a lot of historical monuments, and for this, you can get Colosseum tickets which can help you to make your tour easier. Also, here are the top 5 attractions to see in Rome, Italy
The Colosseum, also known as the “Anphitheatrum Flavlum” was built by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD. He appointed the best Roman engineers, and it still stands majestic even today. The Colosseum was used for various events, and one of the most events was the gladiator fights. Apart from this, there were other entertainment games like comedic interpretations and other animal shows. There was a pond that was abundantly exploited in order to save the fountains that were made of travertine pillars that rests on a ring which would have otherwise flooded the entire area. The Colosseum is right in the centre of Rome, and it is near the Piazza Venezia. Just one minute from the site there are Colosseum metro station and the visitors can take buses that run continuously through this area. This area was considered as the largest amphitheatre that is about 620 by 513 feet.
This building was unique, and its exterior had three stories. Also, the building had 80 arched entrances which were supported by three columns which were named Corinthian Order, Doric Order, and Ionic Order. There was seating for around 50,000 spectators, and there were awnings as well so that the spectators would be protected from the sun. Sometimes the arena was flooded with water so that performers could put on naval reenactments. An interesting fact is that using the materials from the Colosseum the Cathedrals of St. Peter and St. John Lateran were built. So, if you wish to take a tour of this place you can get Colosseum tickets and enjoy your trip.
St. Peter’s Basilica
Also known as the New St. Peter’s Basilica is regarded as the present St. Peter in Vatican City. It is designed in such a way that it has three aisles with a dome at the crossing which also covers the shrine of St. Peter the Apostle. The main attraction of this place is ‘La Pieta’ which is a 1499 artwork, and this work is signed by Michelangelo. This is a statue of Mary holding the body of Jesus. Another attractive site in this area is the bronze statue of Peter, and this has attracted lots of pilgrims. Also, this statue stands at the base of four large columns that support the dome. There is’ Cathedra di San Pietro’ from 1655 in the choir, and it is a bronze-clad wooden chair that can be carried by four people. Another popular thing is the tomb of Alexander VII that was designed by Bernini. This gilded figure with an hourglass is considered to represent the passing of time and death. By using a separate entrance, you can also visit the crypts of the Popes. The great Basilica of St. Peter is also considered the most important in the Christian world, and it is believed to unite all the religious lovers of art.
The Roman Pantheon was considered as one of the great historical monuments, and its name comes from two Greek words pan, meaning everything and theon meaning divine. It is the best-preserved some and is one of the forerunners of all the modern places of worship. The Pantheon was earlier a small temple that was built in dedication to all Roman gods. This dome was built between 25 and 27 BC which was rebuilt after a fire. However, thirty years later, after this incident, it was hit by a bolt of lightning, and it caught fire again. After this, it was rebuilt in its present shape under the reign of Emperor Hadrian. The new structure is quite different from the previous one as Hadrian wanted a Latin inscription inscribed in it. An extraordinary thing about Pantheon is that not only it has great architecture, but it represents a true Romanian culture. Also, it was the first temple that was built for common people.
The Vatican city is often regarded as the smallest state in the world under the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. The territory of this city is surrounded by Rome, and its population usually comprises of the priests and nuns. It is a small state as compared to the other states of Italy. This city has many buildings in its small area which also includes St.
Peter’s Basilica, which is a pilgrimage site. It also has Vatican Museums and various art galleries which consists of priceless art collections. On the other hand, the Vatican has also started to meet international demands so that there is more financial transparency. Also, the Vatican city is the residence of the Pope, and this is led by the Pope as the Bishop of Rome. Since 1929, it has resided in the Vatican city, and it has established as an independent state. Its cultural life has declined since the Renaissance. Also, the Vatican museums and galleries have all the arts which attract most of the tourists to visit this beautiful city. After years of restoration work on the Sistine Chapel, it was completed in 1994.
However, in the millennial jubilee, it became a prime focus and pulled the world’s attention to the Vatican City. So, in order to take a tour of this beautiful city, you can take Colosseum tickets and complete your wish of taking a tour of this city
Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful fountain in Rome, and it dates back to ancient Roman times in 19 BC. It was believed that this fountain provided water to the Roman baths and to other fountains of Rome. However, there is a story associated and according to it, the Aqua Virgo, or Virgin Waters, is named in honour of a young Roman girl who led thirsty soldiers to the source of the spring to drink. This fountain was built at the endpoint of the aqueduct at the junction of three roads. The fountain was built from travertine stone, and during the construction of this fountain most of the men were injured, and few of them died as well. The Trevi fountain is 85 feet tall and 65 feet wide. The fountain also spills about 2,824,800 cubic feet of water every day. But the water is recycled. Also, the fountain features as the statue of abundance and health and its water are termed as the Acqua Vergibe and were also considered as Rome’s softest and best tasting water. Not, only this, the fountain was also featured in a number of books and movies. However, it was closed during the year 2014-15 as it was undergoing a major renovation. One of the best things about Trevi fountain is that the coins that are thrown into water are collected and donated to charity
Rome is a beautiful city, and around every corner, there is something interesting and historical element that makes the city even more beautiful. Also, if you are in search of a spiritual experience or want to watch incredible works of various artists, you can experience a lot more in Rome. These were five most attractions of Rome, Italy and apart from these, there are other spots as well. So, you can consult with the travel guide who can plan all your tours and offer you with more tour plans to help you explore Rome. However, you can also book Colosseum tickets and enjoy your tour.