Rome is the capital of Italy and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Known as "Eternal City," Rome is a destination that you must visit at some point in your life. In the historic city center one can see some of the most historic buildings that each hide their own history. The historic center of Rome has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. In this article we will see the favorites places of Rome as voted by the Italians.
The Pantheon is the best preserved ancient building in Rome and is located in Piazza della Rotonda.The construction of the current Pantheon was carried out during the reign of Hadrian, in the year 126 A.D. You can not miss this place during your visit to Rome. Entrance is Free.
It is one of the most characteristic Baroque squares. Piazza Navona is a square in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in the 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans went there to watch the games, and hence it was known as "Circus Agonalis" ("competition arena"). It is believed that over time the name changed to in avone to navone and eventually to navona.
There, you can admire the 3 following fountains:
The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
The Fontana del Nettuno
The Fontana del Moro
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Rome is Trastevere. It is a very picturesque medieval area on the west bank of Tiber and a beautiful place to wander and eat in some picturesque restaurant and drink a glass of wine. The heart of Trastevere is Piazza di Santa Maria (Piazza di Santa Maria) and the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Piazza di Spagna
The Plaza de España (Piazza di Spagna) is one of the most popular places in Rome. It is also one of the most beautiful parts of the city. The view of the city from this plateau is panoramic and very beautiful. In the spring months, the Schininata is decorated with flower pots of flowering azaleas and other flowers.
Access: metro station Spagna (A line).
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica is the largest church in the world with millions of tourists visiting it every year. It is a huge building that is estimated to accommodate about 60,000 people. The imposing structure was built over a span of more than one hundred years by the greatest Italian architects of the era (1506-1614).
The most famous fountain in Rome is undoubtedly the Trevi Fountain. Approximately € 3,000 are thrown into the fountain daily. The name 'Trevi' means 'three-way' and is said to refer to the junction of three roads on Piazza dei Cruciferi. It is the largest baroque city fountain of 25.9 meters wide and 49 meters wide. Designed by Italian architect Nicolas Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci.
The Imperial Forums
Another place to visit in Rome is The Imperial Forums. Today it is an impressive area with ruins, it was once a brilliant complex of marble temples, vast royal and bustling public spaces - the heart of the ancient city.
Old Rome is the historic Renaissance center of Rome. You will find some of Rome's most historic buildings as well as many tourist shops. You can try authentic Italian flavors and wander in the beautiful narrow streets.
The first place in the list of the most popular places to visit in Rome is the Colosseum. This building was used to hold the game, gladiator tournaments and other forms of entertainment and would be regularly attended by the Roman Emperors. It could accommodate 65,000 spectators. It is located in the SE. side of Forum Romanum.