Thursday, June 9, 2011

Top 10 Attractions in Rome

Discover the history of fallen empires and epic adventures in Rome. With many sites of ancient history and intrigue it can be hard to choose what to see. Here is a list of sites that need no introduction, the top 10 attractions in Rome:

Vatican City
The largest museum complex in the world with over 1400 rooms, the Vatican Museum includes the museum, galleries with 3,000 years of art, the Sistine Chapel, and parts of the papal palace.

Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain is one of the largest Baroque Fountains in Rome, Italy and one of the most famous fountains in the world. This impressive monument dominates the small Trevi square located in the Quirinale district.

Rome’s most famous landmark, the Colosseum is the largest surviving Roman-era amphitheater.

Roman Forum
The heart of ancient Rome, the Roman Forum was the center of political, religious, and commercial life of ancient Rome and provides insight into the splendor that once was the Roman Empire.

Well worth a visit, the Pantheon is the most intact ancient Roman building. It has been in continual use for 2000 years.

Spanish Steps
138 steps climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti.

Villa Borghese Gardens
The Villa Borghese Gardens offer a chance to catch your breath after a long day of sightseeing. Offering spectacular views of the city, relaxing fountains, romantic walkways and secret gardens, the Villa Borghese Gardens make the perfect spot for a summer afternoon.

Piazza di Campo de Fiori market
This lively and colorful early morning hotspot is the place to grab yourself the makings of a great picnic lunch and interact with locals.

Capuchin Crypt
This is one place that will give you the shivers, the Capuchin Crypt is several small chapels eerily decorated with the bones of more than 4,000 Capuchin friars.

Palantine Hill
A large open-air museum that was once the place where the powerful and wealthy retreated to build their homes and relax.

Discover Rome with Celtic Tours. We offer visits to Rome on a number of our escorted and independent vacations to Italy including our new Semi-Chauffeured Luxury Tour of the Amalfi Coast and Rome: Enchanting Amalfi Coast & Rome

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm planning my first trip to Roma next summer, I can't wait! This is a great list, thanks for the info :)

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