Also known as the ,,Capital City of the World”, Rome is for sure an amazing weekend or even full week destination. The variety of places to visit is just staggering. Some of them are considered the most important tourist attractions on Earth, being visited by millions of tourists every year. Here is a top 3 places you need to go see when in Rome.
One of the most important sites in Rome is of course The Colosseum, which is an explosion of architecture and graciousness. Built in ca. 80 AD, this is the starting point for all tourists when in Rome. Capable of seating nearly 50.000 spectators, this whas the largest arena of the Roman Empire. At $21 a ticket, you get access to the Colosseum itself, but also The Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
Competing for the number one position on this top, The Pantheon is a must see construction. Built in 120 AD for emperor Aelius Hadrianus, it’s style is well known, mainly because of the perfect round shaped rotonda on the top of the cupola. Once Temple of all Gods, pope Boniface IV converted it into a Christian church. There is no entry fee, but you can get a guided tour for about $5 and also a lot of souvenirs from the street vendors in the Rotonda Square.
Finally, our winner today is definitely The Saint Peter’s Basilica. This is the most important church of the Chatolic religion, being visited by an astonishing 500.000 a year alone. Among with the Saint Peter’s Square, the basilica is the most pitoresque site in all of Rome. The Pieta, created by Michelangelo, is considered to be the most perfectionist sculpture on the planet. Be careful: you need a big load of patience and plenty of water when in line to visit the interior, because a normal day will cost you to stay even 4 hours standing up. But, of course, every minute is worth it in the end.