Best Travel Destinations in Rome

Rome is famous for its glorious ancient heritage. Every street corner of this city is enriched with the ancient history. Rome is a city that once expanded its empire throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. It is divided into several districts. The Centre District is Colosseo district, as it has the most ancient attractions such as Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, and the Colosseum. It has many other attractions that are worth seeing.

  • The Colosseum

This place is one the main tourist attraction. The construction of the Colosseum was initiated by the Roman Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and was completed by his Son Titus is 80 AD. The Colosseum could hold up to 50,000 people who could watch gladiators do battle. It is a stone and concrete structure considered as one the Roman’s greatest architecture.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is a huge Church. It is a major tourist attraction and the center of the Catholic world. This church stands on the traditional site where the first pop, Peter was buried. The construction of this church began in 1506 and completed in 1615.

  • Spanish Steps

Spanish steps are a truly monumental stairway of 135 stairs. It was built to connect the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See with the French church. This stairway was built with French funds between 1721 to 1725. It is always crowded, people use these steps for a gathering which makes this stairway a big tourist attraction. These steps are decorated every year in the month of May.

  • Roman Forum

Roman Forum is located in the small valley between the Capitoline and Palatine Hills. It was the teeming heart of the great ancient Rome for centuries. This is the nucleus of commercial affairs, cite of the elections, and venue for the public speeches and announcements.

  • Castle Sant’Angelo

It was first built for Emperor Hadrian and his family in 123 BC. But late it was turned into a Fortress and Castle by the Pops. The other Emperor’s ashes were also buried there and it was once the tallest building of the Rome. Castle Sant’Angelo was also used as a prison. This castle is a museum now, and among the famous attractions of Rome the film buffs will recognize this as a setting from ‘Angels and Demons’.

  • Piazza Navona

It was established at the end of 15th century. It is one of the most famous squares of Rome. Piazza Navona preserves the shape of a Stadium of Domitian that was built by Emperor Domitian. That stadium was once stood here and had a large arena mainly used for sporting events and festivals. At present, the square is a popular place to sip a Cappuccino and watch street performers.

  • St. Peter’s Square.

This is the most popular square of the Rome, located in the Vatican City. A large number of people come here to listen to the message of the pop. St. Peter’s Square has an elliptic shape, surrounded on two sides before St. Peter’s Basilica.