When in Rome, the top five places not to miss are:
THE PANTHEON: Built around 120 BC, the Pantheon was originally dedicated to major Roman gods by Emperor Hadrian. In the 600s, it was consecrated as a church.
THE COLOSSEUM: Commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in the 700s, the Colosseum was originally used as a sports complex where gladiators fought.
ST. PETER’S: Over 2,000 years of Roman and Christian history are represented and found in the history of St. Peter’s. It is the papal seat and the centre of the Catholic Church.
PIAZZA NAVONA: Built in the 1st century BC, the Piazza Navona sits upon the ruins of the ancient Circus Domitianus. The ancient Romans came here to watch the agones (“games”), and hence it was known as ‘Circus Agonalis’ (competition arena).
TREVI FOUNTAIN: It is among the most stunning fountains in the world with beautiful Baroque architecture.
To know about other places to visit, please visit our Rome travel guide page.
By Sonia Wigh
About the Author
Sonia Wigh loves to travel and is an avid reader. She is partial to historical romance novels and historical travel accounts.