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5 Must-Visit Attractions in Rome

There is no doubt that Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For over 2500 years, the capital of the ancient world has been a symbol of cultural heritage. Since its inception, legend and mythology come together to create a glorious story. Rome is such a majestic place. Roman emperors led the city to the top of the world. The Roman Empire was the most powerful and the power of the city emerges in its monuments, buildings and palaces are still today a reminder of a glorious past.

That is why Rome is one of the top destinations in the world. To help you enjoy it to the most here are some local tips to see the best parts of Rome.

Check out these 5 must-visit attractions in Rome:

1. The Colisseum

 

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The most important symbol of the city is the Colosseum. In the collective imagination, this is the centre of the Italian capital. This is a must-see place on a trip to Rome, that otherwise would not be complete. The Flavian Amphitheatre was constructed between 70-80 AD and was used for gladiator tournaments, one of the most loved games by the ancient Romans. You can find the structure in the city centre and you can arrive here thanks to a metro station that is very close.

2. St. Peter’s Square

 

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Another place to discover when visiting Rome is St. Peter’s Square. Within Rome, there is a small state: The Vatican. A good tip is to organize a Vatican Tour, with officially licensed guides Through Eternity Tours to gain a priority entry in the places of the Holy See. The square is the centre of the Vatican State. It is a circular square with an imposing obelisk in the middle. Here stands the St Peter’s Basilica, one of the most important places for the religious world. Decoration, architecture and details: the basilica beautiful. Don’t miss the Sistine Chapel too, that is considered the most beautiful masterpiece of all time.

3. Fontana di Trevi

 

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Rome is a city full of fountains. Can you remember the most important one? Yes, Trevi Fountain! (OK, the title and the image helped!) This is an iconic symbol of the Italian Dolce Vita. This fountain, that is a real masterpiece, pays tribune to Neptune. An ancient legend tells that by throwing coins into the fountain luck is won. Try it!

4. Pantheon

 

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If you are near Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Quirinale are not far. Walking through the streets of Rome you can note the symbols of a bygone era. If you are searching for the best-preserved Roman building in the world, you have to go to the Pantheon. Its construction was commissioned by the Hadrian emperor and today is still intact.

5. Piazza di Spagna

 

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Another attraction that can not be missed is the Spanish Step in Piazza di Spagna. Fashion lovers know this place: it is one of the most iconic catwalks in the world. 135 steps that end right on the square.

Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, Sant’Angelo Castle, Galleria Borghese, Trastevere these are just some of the many unmissable things in Rome because the list could go on and on. But now you can enjoy your trip with these local tips and of course, try the most delicious Italian food!

About Maria Onzain

Maria Onzain is the founder of Travel for Food Hub. She is a content marketing enthusiast and a digital entrepreneur. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to make local and street food accessible for young travellers. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her toddler in sunny Spain.

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