5 must see sights in Rome, Italy

Posted: 8 Jun 2019, 20:30 by TotalsAdmin20, Updated: 16 Mar 2021, 12:11

Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is known for its 3000 years of history that has shaped the city that you see today in terms of architecture, art and culture. Its ancient Roman History is prominent in the city, as are its religious influences with Rome surrounding the holy Vatican City. The city has a large array of sights to see, but here are our recommended 5 must-see sights... 

The Flavian Amphitheatre (Colosseum) is one of Rome’s many ancient monuments. It is actually a symbol of the city. It is a steep-sided colosseum built around 2000 years ago to mainly hold gladiatorial contests. It is thought that around 80,000 people attended each event and it was a favourite pastime of many. The Colosseum has been well kept over the years and is open for people to step inside, access to the Colosseum will set you back around 12 euros.

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Roman Forum
Ancient ruins situated by the Colosseum that used to be the site of a Forum in ancient Rome. The ruins contain the plaza, government buildings and market places from ancient Rome. You can visit the ruins as part of the Colosseum ticket which is around 12 euros.

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Trevi Fountain
One of the most famous fountains in the world is the Trevi Fountain that is situated in Rome. This is a very popular sight with people coming to see the magnificent fountain sculptures. The fountain runs all day and is well lit at night. It is said that throwing a coin with your right hand into the fountain over your left shoulder will bring you good luck. The fountain is situated in a public space, so it is free to visit.

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Spanish Steps
A famous set of steps in the city, known for their picturesque setting and being used in many a movie. The Spanish Steps are 135 steps that provide access between the Piazza di Spagna and the Piazza Trinità dei Monti which is dominated by the Trinita Dei Monti church. The steps are free to use.

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Vatican City
Vatican City is one of the holiest places in the Christian world. It is actually its own state but it is surrounded by the city of Rome. It is the home nation of the Pope. It contains St. Peter’s Basilica and Square as well as Apostolic Palace which is the home residence of the Pope. You can enter Vatican City for free from various parts of Rome.  

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