Rome is the most
beautiful and culturally rich
tourist spot in Italy. The heritage of the city is unmatched with any other
place in the world- saving more than 3,000 years of human history in this
cradle. With beautiful pizza shops, beer bars and inspiring fountains scattered
over this place, every inch of Rome is an artefact in its own right.
Get colosseum tickets
if you want to relive the era of Roman emperors and countrymen watching
gladiator fights. The colosseum is based in one of the most ancient parts of
the city and was inaugurated in AD 80. The 50,000-seat amphitheater came with
an underground complex that houses animals, warriors and gladiators. The roman
emperors would witness thousands of animal slaughtering during their 100+ day
colosseum festivals where gladiators fought animals or each other.
First created in
the early 16th century, the Vatican Museums are a sight to behold as they host
over 7km long halls and corridors featuring the most prized art collections in
the world. Their collections range from Etruscan bronzes to artefacts found
from around the world, including works from some of the best painters to have
ever lived. Come here to see the Museo Pio-Clementino, a suite of rooms that
were frescoed by Raphael himself.
The Roman Forum
is a large compound which once housed the most beautiful temples, public spaces
and basilicas of Rome. It was originally a marshy burial ground that was later
converted into the moist impressive feats of Roman civilization and the crown
jewel of their culture. It became the social, commercial and political hub of
the empire from the 7th century onwards and has several awe-inspiring spots
like the Curia, Arco di Tito, Arco di Settimio Severo and Tempio di Saturno.
The Palatino is
located between the Circo Massimo and the Roman Forum and is one of the most
mythical sites of ancient Tome. The Palatine Hill has some of the most
beautiful scenic views in the entire city with tall pine trees scattered all
around. The ruins of this place can instantly transport you to an era where
emperors lived. Palatino is considered the place where Romulus originally
founded the city of Rome in 753 BC after killing his brother Remus. It hosts
the Domus Flavia palace and the stadio. Archaeological evidence suggests that
this place had a village establishment in 830 BC as well.
Museums are the oldest in the world and have some of the most ancient relics of
the civilization stored safely. The museums go back to the year 1471 and comes
with several classical sculptures like the Lupa Capitolina and the Galata
Morente. If you have just one day or weekend to explore the ancient history of
the city, simply visit the Capitoline Museums and immerse yourself in folklore,
traditions and culture of the Roman civilizations.
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