Famous places to visit in Rome

Rome is a very busy city which has a number of monuments, squares and churches which are very much attractive among the tourists. These forms the important landmarks of different places in Rome. Some of the famous tourist destinations are discussed here.

1.Arch of Constantine: This is known as one of the famous monuments of Rome which is very old. This is also the proud building of Rome. This arc was built during the year 315 AD. This is also the symbol of the victory of Constantine 1 over Maxentius king at the bridge of Milvian in 312 AD. Out of the three structures of its kind this is the larger one.

2.The Pantheon: This is one of the most preserved monuments in Rome. This was reconstructed by Emperor Hadrian in 120 AD. This was constructed in the place of a temple when it was destructed by fire. Its dome is made in the shape of a perfect hemisphere and its interior is also very beautifully decorated. There is also an oculus which is the symbol of all Seeing Eye of heaven.

3.Spanish Steps: This name came from the Spanish Embassy that is in a city called Piazza. The steps are also located in Piazza. If you plan for a Rome tour in summer then visit the place to see the steps that are divided into rows by flowers. At the top of the stairs we can see the beautiful church of Trinita de Monti. The bottom part of the steps is also decorated with a fountain of old boat named the Fontana della Barcaccia.

4.Fonatana di Trevi: This fountain is in a small piazza off Via del Tritone. Designed by Nicola Silva. There is a belief that by throwing a coin to the fountain the return of that person to Rome is ensured.

5.St.Peter Basilica: the world’s most famous church is the St.Peters Basilica. It’s very huge and really attractive. This was built in 15th century and was built to replace the old St.Peters church. Among the artisans who worked for rebuilding the church Bramante and Michelangelo are the famous.

6.Piazza San Pietro: This is St. Peter’s square. This is a magnificent square that was designed by the famous artist Bernini. This has the capacity to hold up to 400,000 people at a time and was completed in the year 1667. This is in the shape of an ellipse. The quadruple are topped with the statues of the famous saints. There are two beautiful fountains in the area nearby piazza.

7.Colosseum: The construction of this monument was started by the emperor Vespasian in AD 70. But the inauguration was done only in the year AD 80. The gladiator fights conducted in the area is an important form of entertainment enjoyed by most of the Romans.

8.Roman Forum: This forum is the local heart of the Republic of Rome. Previously this area was covered with a number of temples and palaces. Now we can find only ruins in the area and the visitors of Europe tour should hardly imagine how the forum looked like in the ancient times.

9.Piazza Venezia: Here we can find the intersection of many streets. In the middle area of the piazza we can find the monument built by Vittorio Emanuele II.

10.Trajan’s Column: This monument is the proud owning part of the Roman nation. This was built to honor the military campaigns in Dacia. This column is in the center of Rome and is 2000 years old.

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