Must See Attractions While Visiting Rome

As the capital of Italy, Rome is an ancient city that boasts a romantic culture, and is also the birthplace of breathtaking art that is well-known around the world. Rome has an unforgettable history of power,  and is home to many historic places, such as the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. 

With its bustling street life, romantic atmosphere and abundant history to explore, it is necessary to fit as many attractions into your trip to this magical city as possible. There are many sites to see in Rome in a day, and this guide will help ensure your adventure in Rome is rich and unforgettable. 

The Colosseum

Also, known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, this incredible structure was built in AD 72 by emperor Vespasian. The structure was used for many events open to the public, like gladiatorial flights, plays, animal hunting, and even executions. At its maximum capacity, the breathtaking structure could once hold up to 80,000 people. Although the structure is quite dilapidated due to earthquakes and thieves stealing the stones, it is still an iconic attraction that you must visit at least once. 

Since the Colosseum is widely known, there are heaps of people that want to lay there eyes upon this eternal structure. This means that lines can be incredibly long, and it can take you hours to make it into the structure. The best way to visit the Colosseum is to book a tour ahead of time, which you can do through our official website. 

Gladiator Tours also offers a large variety of activity tours through which, you will have the opportunity to  experience the Colosseum, the Roman Forum & the Palatine Hill assisted by a professional tour guide. Amongst the activities for Colosseum you can also visit the Gladiators Arena Floor & the Underground Systems. You can book your tour online on our website. It is necessary to book your tour at least 24 hours in advance, and arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins.

 

Vatican City

As the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, Vatican city is home to the Pope, as well as multiple museums and historical sights that demonstrate Rome’s art and culture. 

One of the most popular destinations amongst the many in Vatican City is the Vatican Museums. There are countless sculptures and other classic art pieces. The most famous gallery in the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel, where you can feast your eyes upon the painted ceiling famously crafted by Michelangelo. Also an attraction that you can visit in the Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the grandest and most notable churches in the entire world. Vatican City contains endless breathtaking visuals and architecture that will truly transport you back in time. 

The best way to enjoy this adventure is by booking a tour with a guide that can fully recount the incredible history to you. Our travel agency provides a tour for visitors that takes you through the Vatican Museums in their entirety, and you will even get to skip the lines. 

Book your tour on Gladiator Tour’s website: https://gladiatortours.com/vatican-tours. All of the entrance fees are included in your tour price, so you do not have to worry about purchasing extra tickets during the tour.

 

The Pantheon

This incredible building in Rome was constructed in 27 BC by political figure Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. It was once a Roman temple, but currently functions as a church. It is characterized by its tall columns made from granite, and a concrete dome on top that has a small opening to the sky.
One of the largest buildings of its time, it stands at 71 feet tall and its doors are a staggering 24 feet tall. It is built with concrete and faced with brick, and has maintained its strength over many years with few renovations. 

 

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain holds its name because of its location at the meeting of three Roman roads. Its name translates as the “Three Street Fountain” and was built by Giuseppe Pannini. Construction of this incredible fountain began in 1732 and was completed in 1762. At a whopping 65 feet wide, it is a sight that you should not miss. It is well-known because of its appearance in many famous movies, such as Roman Holiday and the Lizzie McGuire movie. 

Viewing the Trevi Fountain with your own two eyes will be astounding. Join in on Gladiator Tour’s Walking Tour of Rome to visit this incredible site.

Keep in mind that this tour also includes other attractions such as the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Navona. Exploring Rome on foot is a magical and immersive experience, as it has a great deal of striking architecture that is out of this world. 

 

Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps were erected in 1723, and is a very steep slope consisting of 138 steps. At the top of the step sits a 16th century church where you can feast your eyes on some beautiful views of Rome. 

These steps are an incredibly popular attraction where many people go to meet and relax. The Spanish Steps have also been a popular place for artists to visit, as it is very enchanting and inspiring. When you reach the top of the steps, you will find various artists that will offer to paint a portrait of you. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience!

 

Piazza Navona

Located in central Rome, this fancy square was originally built in the first century. It was later repaved in the 15th century, and used to be hub for the city’s marketplace. 

The main spectacle in Piazza Navona is the large fountain, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, which contains elaborate sculptures and an Egyptian obelisk. Surround this fountain are wonderful buildings boasting eye-catching features such as romantic balconies. 

Palatine Hill

Palatine Hill is often overlooked by visitors because of the massive Colosseum that often leaves it in the shadows. Palatine Hill is the most famous of Rome’s seven hills, and this is because it was home to handfuls of emperors and well-known people. This site is often considered the area that founded Rome. According to legend, that the founding brothers of Rome, Romulus and Remus, once lived on this hill. Additionally, Palatine Hill was the home to Augustus, who was Rome’s first emperor. Because of its height above sea-level, it provides stunning views of the city and fresher air. 

Since many people are occupied by the nearby Colosseum, it is not as crowded and can offer visitors a relief from the bustling crowds. Palatine Hill holds beautiful greenery and flowers for people to enjoy. 

Gladiator Tours offers an all-in-one tour that allows you to visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. It is recommended that you book a tour to avoid the ticket lines and gain faster entrance. You can book your tour online on our website.

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