Places to See - The Rome GuideEurope houses so many famous cities rich in culture and history. One of the most famous and the oldest cities in Europe is Rome, Italy. This is one city that you should most definitely make every attempt to visit this great city that you possibly can. There is so much to see here, though. Here are some things that you should definitely not miss.
The first and probably the most famous thing you need to visit are the ruins of the Colosseum. If you visit this location and get a tour, it will come with a great story of the gladiators that fought here. These ruins are probably one of the top most visited locations in the entire world. Don’t forget your camera, though, and go in the daytime when the sun is out to get the best possible pictures you can. » more...
One of the most unique sites in the world to visit is the Vatican. This is a sort of city inside Rome that offers some of the most beautiful cathedrals you can find in the entire world. This area is rich in Catholic tradition and history of Rome. Don’t forget to visit St. Peter’s. There is so much to see in art and architecture that it would take forever to list. Just make sure you keep your eyes open at all times. If you are religious, you can visit on a day that the Pope himself speaks for an additional experience. » more...
Visit the world famous Sistene Chapel. This lovely old cathedral houses what is probably the most famous Michelangelo painting of all time – right on its ceiling. Take a look at the real artistry by the master himself. This lovely location is not always open, though, so you may not be able to see much of it. » more...
The next place you should most definitely visit is the Pantheon. This lovely location houses a monument to Louis XV, and a tomb. This lovely tomb is truly breathtaking. It is lined inside and out with some of the world’s most famous sculptures and reliefs. It is viewed traditionally as one of the most famous historic locations in the world. A tour of this won’t take you long, but will provide you with some beautiful photos that will match those you see in history and art books.
There are countless public piazzas all over Rome. The Piazza Navona is one of the most famous public piazzas in Rome. This location contains countless amounts of sculptures and beautiful fountains. People from all over Rome love to spend their time in this place, so you should expect it to be very crowded. But, it is one of the most beautiful locations in the city if you are a fan of sculpture and landscaping in general.
The Italian Opera is a very important part of culture that has remained in Italy for centuries. So get yourself dolled up and visit one of these one evening. Even if you don’t understand Italian in general, viewers explain that you will be able to understand what is going on. And you will be moved by some of the most powerful singing voices in the entire world. This is truly a one of a kind experience.
Visit the Capitoline for some artwork of not only the master Michelangelo himself, but also some of the other incredibly famous names of artists throughout history. If you are an art lover, you won’t want to miss this for anything. The Capitoline is the oldest public art gallery in the world, so you know it houses some of the most influential artists in history.
If you are looking for the perfect picture, visit the Trevi Fountain. This lovely location has been used as a backdrop for romantic movie scenes for many years – and one glimpse at it will tell you why. It is also one of the most famous proposal locations in the city, so don’t be surprised if you encounter a man on his knee.
If you need a break from this bustling city, there are a variety of different public parks you can visit to just relax in a more natural beauty. Take a tour through the public rose garden in Rome, the Roseto Comunale. Enjoy a walk through roses of countless varieties and colors for the perfect relaxation. This is a lovely location. There are many more where you can take a walk or enjoy a picnic if you like.
These are only a few of the famous places that you should never miss when you are visiting Rome. There are countless more places to visit in this great city. If you are on a short visit, you will leave finding that you cannot spend nearly enough time in this ancient, influential, and incredibly beautiful of European cities. You will surely want to go back the first chance you get.