A Tourists Guide to Rome
If you are going on a Roman holiday, then remember to check out these important Roman attractions. There are so many places that you need to see and experience since Rome has a rich history with architecture that isnothing like anything you have seen in your life. If you go to these places that are mentioned below them you will have some very memorable experiences that will be with you for as long as you live.
The place that used to be dedicated to the Roman gods is the Pantheon. IT is an impressive structure with granite columns and ancient marble. You can have a view of the sky from the opening in the buildings celling at the center. In more recent times, it served as a tomb where the famous artist Raphaels tomb is.
The Colosseum, the largest amphitheater in Rome is a very famous landmark due to its gladiator games. If you dont want to wait in long tourist queues to the Colosseum, then the best time to go there is before it opens or when it is near the closing time.
The famous wishing fountain where you throw a coin to make a wish is the Trevi fountain. All over the world this fountain is known.
The famous mausoleum for an Emperors family is the Castel SantAngelo. Later years transformed it into a fortress, a museum and a film location for a famous movie. This structure also commemorate Michael, the Archangel who was said to be seen on top of this landmark.
Rome has a creepy history which you can learn about by visiting the Catacombs. Christians and Jews who were not allowed to be buried within the city walls were buried here. You can find the burial places of the dead in underground passageways. You should not go in by yourself since you can easily get lost inside. A Catacomb tour is what you need. The Roman Guy can help you with these tours.
Connecting the Spanish embassy to the Trinitia dei Monti Church are 135 steps called the Spanish steps. This is the longest and most famous staircase in Europe.
The St. Peters Basilica stands on the place where the Apostle Peters was crucified and was buried. This is a famous landmark for the Catholic relgion. This structure is very impressive with its tallest part standing 400 feet high. The enormous dome that Michelangelo designed stands at the top of the church.
The Roman Forum used to be the center of ancient Rome but is now reduced to ruins. These are remains of government building that has been preserved even after thousands of years.
The newer landmark in Rome is the Victor Emmanuel II Monument built to commemorate the first king of a unified Italy.