Rome is the capital city of Italy and it is one of the oldest cities in Europe! Rome’s history extends nearly 2500 years and it is one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. It is also known as the place where the famous Baroque style appeared!
The whole city is an immense open air museum where every street has something impressive and spectacular to see! It is a beautiful city with the most monuments in the world!
Rome is a major tourist destination due to its numerous breath-taking sights, a growing nightlife, food and art scene! Moreover, the city is one of the fashion capitals and it is often called a shopping heaven. With so many things to do, you will never get bored in Rome!
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WHERE TO GO IN ROME?
The Coliseum or Flavian Amphitheatre
Location: Piazza del Colosseo, Rome
Built: 70 AD
Architect: emperor Vespasian
The Coliseum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome! This is the first place where most of the tourists go once they arrive to Rome! The Coliseum is indeed very, very impressive! It is the largest amphitheatre ever built and it is considered to be one of the greatest works of architecture.
The Coliseum was built more than 2000 years ago, but even today it is sometimes used for different events and ceremonies because it is in a good condition! Read Interesting Facts about the Colosseum.
Entry fee: up to 15.50€
The Pantheon is a Roman temple dedicated to all the major Roman gods. It was a small temple built between 27 and 25 B.C. and constructed by the general, statesman and architect Marcus Agrippa. The Pantheon was rebuilt in its present shape in 126 A.D. by the emperor Hadrian after a fire caused by lightning. The 2000 year old building is the best preserved building of Ancient Rome and it is one of the most influential buildings ever – its style, shapes can be seen in several buildings, mostly government and public – universities, libraries.
Opening hours: 8.30 – 19:30
Sunday: 9:00 – 18:00
Entry fee: no
St Peter’s Basilica
- Location: Vatican city Built: 1626
- Height: 132m Architects: Michelangelo, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, Giacomo della Porta, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger
- Architectural style: Renaissance and Baroque
St Peter’s Basilica is situated in the smallest country in the world – in the Vatican City. The Vatican City, the papal residence, is located within the city boundaries of Rome. Inside the city you can find gardens, decorated with fountains and sculptures, museums and the largest church in the world – St Peter’s Basilica.
There was a church on the site of the present basilica called Old St. Peter’s Basilica that was built on the grave of the headman of the Jesus Christ’s Apostles – St. Peter.
Construction of the present basilica was begun in 1506 and was finally completed only in 1626 year. Many famous and great masters took part in construction and planning of the basilica and many people believe that St. Peter’s Basilica is a masterpiece of architecture! This incredibly detailed and amazing basilica is one of the holiest Catholic shrines in the world!
Entry fee: no
Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
- Location: Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 4, Roma, Italy
- Built: 311-314 AD
- Height: 140 metres
- Architectural style: Baroque architecture
Rome is the home not only to the largest church in the world but also to the oldest church in the West! The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran was built under pope Melchiade in 324. It ranks first among all other churches in the Catholic Church and for that reason it is called Archbasilica. Archbasilica of St. John Lateran belongs to the Vatican, although it is not located on the territory of the Vatican City.
Opening hours: 7:00 – 18:30
Entry fee: no