Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is the fourth most populous city in Europe in terms of the number of people living within the city. Among all other places in Europe, Rome is probably the most visited cities when it comes to learning ancient culture and civilization is concerned. It also has one of the biggest tourism in Italy and why not? It has the most popular places to visit in the world. So if you are wondering what to do in Rome, you may never ran out of activities because of the several places that you can go to and enjoy aside from the most popular tourist attractions. Rome also houses the center of the Catholic religion at the Vatican City. Because of the rich culture in the city, there are a lot of things to see in Rome.
If you are travelling Europe and visiting Rome, you might as well see the most popular and interesting Rome attractions. So if you are looking for what to see in Rome, here are the most popular Rome, Italy attractions:
The Pantheon was the temple of all Gods. It was built during the years AD 118 to AD 125. It was built by Emperor Hadrian and was converted into a church during the 7th century. After which, it was lined by tombs. It is considered the best preserved ancient structure in Rome.
At night, you can enjoy sitting around The Pantheon with lively piazza.
The Colosseum of Rome
If you have been a fan of the movie The Gladiator, then visiting the Colosseum of Rome brings you to the place where mighty warriors fought before. This Colosseum holds up to 55,000 people before during the year AD 80. The Colosseum of Rome was the site for many deadly gladiatorial fights. The area is closed to traffic during Sundays so you may enjoy strolling with souvenir vendors at the side.
Inside The Colosseum of Rome
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica or San Pietro in Vaticano is the present church of the highest Catholic priest in the world, which is the pope. It is one, if not the most, important churches in the globe and it is also one of the largest for that matter. The famous work of Michelangelo, the Pieta, is found in the interior of St. Peter’s Basilica. St. Peter’s Basilica can be visited for free.
The famous Pieta of Michelangelo inside St. Peter’s Basilica
Saint Peter’s Square
Piazza San Pietro or Saint Peter’s Square is the most popular piazza or city square in Rome. It is situated in front of St. Peter’s Basilica so after a visit at the most popular church in the world, have a stroll and rest at St. Peter’s square with the birds.
Thousands of birds flock St. Peter’s Square
Sistine Chapel Frescoes
The Sistine Chapel is the most famous chapel in Vatican City. It is a part of the Apostolic Palace together with St. Peter’s Basilica. The Sistine Chapel houses the famous painting of Michelangelo on the Old Testament and the Last Judgement. A visit at the Vatican Museums ends with a visit at the Sistine Chapel.
The Magnificent Sistine Chapel Painting by Michelangelo in the years 1508-1512
Perhaps, these are the top things that you should see in Rome and your tour in the city will never be complete unless you visit these sites.