As promised, I have come up with another one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. This time around, I am bringing you ten amazing tourist spots in the ancient city of Rome. Now, I know not all of you are very much into travel but let me tell you something. I didn’t use to like travel, and all it took for me to love travelling, was to visit Berlin and Paris. The mere architecture entices you and leaves you in awe. You will love the place besides, it is Rome, and it’s in Italy. If you don’t enjoy travelling, enjoy the finest pizzas in the world. Enjoy the read!
10. PALATINE HILL
This happens to be one of the most ancient parts of Rome. The Palantine Hill is 40 meters above the Forum Romanum. You should know that the city of Rome is essentially seven different hills and this happens to be the center hill. It is 168 feet above the sea level and according to Archeological reports, people have been living around here since the Bronze Age; that is before Rome was even found.
9. PIAZZA NAVONA
This place is built on the site of Stadium of Domitian that was built in the first century AD. During the Ancient times, Romans used to come here and watch games or agones. The name has undergone certain changes from then on. It went from agones to navone and then finally navona. It happens to be the most popular and the largest city square in Rome. You will have loads of cafes around the place so what you do is, get a coffee on a cold day, sit nearby and observe life. Sounds boring? It isn’t, try it sometime.
8. THE SPANISH STEPS
Climb these steps starting at the Piazza di Spagna and go right to the top to Piazza Trinita dei Monti. It happens to be the widest staircase in all of Europe and has a total of 138 steps. It was built somewhere between the years 1723 and 1725. The purpose was to link the church at the top and the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See. It was designed by Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi. At the foot of these steps is a beautiful fountain called Barcaccia Fountain by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It’s an awesome place to be at.
7. CASTEL SANT’ANGELO
It is also knows the Mausoleum of Hadrian. It was commissioned by the Emperor Hadrian as a Mausoleum for himself and his family. It was later used as a fortress, a castle and now it has been turned into a museum. It has also served as a prison and an execution site. If you do visit this place, please go inside and to the top. Look outside the window and enjoy a fantastic view of St. Peter’s Basilica (discussed below).
6. TREVI FOUNTAIN
It is located in the Trevi District of Rome and it is around 26 meters high. It happens to be one of the most famous fountains of the world and is the largest one of the Baroque. You must have seen it in many different movies as well. What this fountain is famous for is that people come here, turn their back, make a wish and throw a coin inside. Your wish will apparently come true. Any of this happened to any of you. Well, if you do happen to visit, do make a wish because you never know.