5 things you must see in Rome
Rome is the most incredible city, steeped in history beyond belief, beauty and charm.
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Here are the 5 things that you must see during your visit.
The Colosseum is biggest amphitheatre ever built during the Roman Empire and the ultimate symbol of imperial Rome. The Colosseum remained active for over 500 years. The last recorded games in history were celebrated in the 6th century.
Completed by Hadrian in the year 126AD, the Pantheon claims to be the best preserved building from ancient Rome and is one of the masterpieces of Roman architecture. At the beginning of the 7th century the building was donated to the Pope Boniface IV, who transformed it into a church, in which function it currently finds itself in a perfect state of preservation.
The Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful fountain in Rome and the most famouse fountain in the world. Measuring some 20 meters in width by 26 meters in height, the fountain was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini. The coins that people throw in for good luck are collected and help support a supermarket for good causes.
Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
Located between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum, the Roman Forum was once most important meeting places in the world and the hub of political and social activity of the Roman citizens. After the fall of the Empire, the Roman Forum was forgotten and little by little it was buried under the earth. Although in the 16th century the existence and location of the Forum was already known, it was not until the 20th century that excavations were carried out.
Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums
Regarded as Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel is a jaw-dropping attraction and one of the greatest treasures of the Vatican City, of Rome and of the world in general. It is known as much for its decoration and normally top of a first-time visitor’s bucket list.
The construction of the building was carried out between 1473 and 1481 during the mandate of Pope Sixtus IV, to whom it owes its current name.