Are you ready to visit one of the most beautiful places in Italy? So come and discover the 5 places to see in Rome not to be missed.
– The Coliseum
Known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Roman Colosseum is one of the capital’s most notable landmarks. Each year, more than 6 million people visit it.
The Colosseum is the main symbol of Rome. It is an imposing construction that, with almost 2,000 years of history, will take you back in time to experience the way of life in the Roman Empire.
The construction of the Colosseum began in 72 under the empire of Vespasian and ended in 80 under the reign of Emperor Titus. When completed, the Colosseum became the largest Roman amphitheater, measuring 188 meters long, 156 meters wide and 57 meters high.
The Colosseum in Antiquity
Under the Roman Empire and under the motto “Bread and circuses”, the Roman Colosseum (known then as the Flavian Amphitheatre) allowed more than 50,000 people to enjoy its finest shows. Exotic animal exhibits, prisoner executions, battle re-enactments and gladiator fights have entertained the Roman people for years.
The Colosseum remained active for over 500 years. The last games recorded in history were celebrated in the 6th century.
Since the 6th century, the Colosseum has suffered looting, earthquakes and even bombardment during World War II. Showing a great instinct for survival, the Colosseum was used for decades as a warehouse, church, cemetery and even castle for the nobility.
– The pantheon
The Pantheon is a French national monument located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, on the Lateran hill. It houses the graves of many French personalities who have marked the history of the country. Among these, we can cite Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Marie Curie and Jean Moulin. The Pantheon is open to the public and is a must visit during a stay in Paris.
The Pantheon, completed in 126 AD, was a Roman temple with a surprising oculus which is the main source of natural light for the building.
Agrippa’s Pantheon, also known as the Roman Pantheon, is one of the Italian capital’s architectural masterpieces. It is the best preserved building from ancient Rome.
The construction of the current Pantheon was carried out during the reign of Hadrian, in the year 126 of our era. Agrippa’s name comes from the place where the current building is built, which was previously occupied by the Pantheon of Agrippa, built in the year 27 BC and which was destroyed by fire in the year 80 of our era.
At the beginning of the 7th century, the building was given to Pope Boniface IV, who transformed it into a church, a function in which it is currently in a perfect state of conservation.
The most surprising aspect of the architecture of the Pantheon lies in its dimensions: the circular building has exactly the same diameter as its height: 43.5 meters. The dome, which has the same diameter, is larger than that of St. Peter’s Basilica. At its top, an opening 9 meters in diameter allows natural light to illuminate the entire building.
The rectangular facade that hides the enormous dome is made up of 16 granite columns, each 14 meters high, on which we can read the following inscription: “M.AGRIPPA.L.F.COS.TERTIVM.FECIT”, which means ” Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, built this temple when he was Consul”.
– Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain is a fountain located in the city of Rome, Italy. It is considered one of the most famous fountains in the world. The Trevi Fountain was built in the year 19 BC. It is located near the Pantheon. The Trevi Fountain is made up of several statues and several basins. The most famous statue in the Trevi Fountain is that of Neptune, god of the seas.
Have you ever been told to throw a coin in the Fontana di Trevi? Discover the myth behind this tradition and learn more about its history.
The Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful fountain in Rome. Measuring some 20 meters wide by 26 meters high, the Trevi Fountain is also the largest fountain in the city.
The origins of the fountain date back to 19 BC, when the fountain formed the end of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct. The first fountain was built during the Renaissance, under the direction of Pope Nicholas V.
The final appearance of the Trevi Fountain dates back to 1762, when after many years of work under the direction of Nicola Salvi, it was finalized by Giuseppe Pannini.
Interestingly, the name Trevi derives from Tre Vie (three lanes), since the fountain was the meeting point of three streets.
The myth of the Trevi Fountain
Why are there always people in the fountain throwing coins into the water and taking pictures of themselves?
The myth, which originated in the 1954 film “Three Coins in the Fountain”, is as follows:
- If you flip a coin, you will return to Rome.
- If you throw two coins: you will fall in love with a pretty Italian girl.
- If you flip three coins: you will marry the person you met.
To achieve the desired effect, you must toss the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder.
An interesting statistic is that approximately one million euros worth of coins are removed from the fountain every year. Since 2007, this money has been used to support good causes.
The most beautiful fountain in the world
For us, the Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful fountain in the world. Whether in daylight or warm lighting at night, the fountain never feels lonely.
One thing that can spoil the mood is that the area is full of people trying to sell roses insistently, but you just have to ignore them to be able to continue enjoying such a special place.
– The Vatican
The Vatican is the sovereign state located inside the city of Rome. It is the seat of the Catholic Church and of the Pope. The Vatican is an important place of pilgrimage for Catholics around the world. It is home to many works of art and architecture, including St. Peter’s Basilica, considered one of the largest churches in the world.
– The Roman Forums
The Roman forums were public squares where citizens could address their rulers, discuss the problems of the city, and hear the decisions taken by the magistrates. They were also places of trade, market, and socializing. The forums were generally surrounded by colonnades, temples, and public buildings.