The famous sights and glories that belong to the ancient Roman Empire shall be visited by each and every tourist coming for vacation. Some of them shall be seen only using special passes and cards while others are free to visit. Some of the ancient sites that are included in the historic center of Rome are included in the article.
The Colloseum of Rome: This is the huge amphitheater that solely belongs to the ancient Roman Kingdom. This is very large with a capacity to hold more than 55,000 people at a time. This was built by the Roman Emperor Vespasian in the year AD 80. This is the place where many deadly animal fights were conducted which was a main entertainment source for the kings of olden times. The famous Arch of Constantine is also nearby which was built in the year AD 315.
The Pantheon: This is considered as the temple of all gods which was built between the years 118 AD to 125 AD. This was built by the emperor Hadrian. In the 7th century the Christians changed it into a church but now it has many tombs lined up. There is a spectacular dome inside which greatly attracts visitors of Rome city tours.
Roman Forum: The Roman Forum of Ancient times is a huge architectural complex that consists of many ruined temples, basilicas and arches. For ancient Roman Empire this forum was a great center for business, and other legal, social and ceremonial activities. For a wonderful panorama get to the top of the Capitoline Hill that is found behind the museums.
The Capitoline Hill: The Capitoline Hill is located all above the Roman Forum. This was Rome’s symbolic center and held as the famous temple of Jupiter. There are two famous museums which are the oldest public museums in the world. One is the Palazzo Nuovo and the other is the Palazzo dei Conservatori. The Palazzo Nuovo consists of Roman and Greek sculptures whereas the Palazzo dei Conservatori consists of art gallaries, sculptures and frescoes.
The Piazza Navona: This Piazza is very important among the Rome attractions. This was originally built as a stadium in the first century. Then it was intended for chariot races and athletic contests. In the present day situations have changed a lot. Now Piazza Navona has many luxurious cafes and also holds up three Baroque fountains. The most famous ice cream dessert called tartufo is believed to be originated here. All these available cafes provide deliciously prepared tartufo for all the visitors.
The Palatine Hill: The Palatine Hill is where the aristocrats and the emperors of the ancient Roman Empire lived. This began early in the beginning of the first century BC. The famous buildings here which were built during the first century AD were the official residences of the emperors then. These buildings are none other than the Domus Flavia and the Domus Augustana. These served as the residences of emperors for more than 300 long years.