A Tourists Guide to Rome
If it is your first time to visit Rome, then there are must-see places that you should not miss. Rome is very rich in history and has amazing architectural structures that you really need to see. If you go to these places that are mentioned below them you will have some very memorable experiences that will be with you for as long as you live.
One of the places to visit in Rome is the Panhteon which is a place dedicated to the Roman gods. If you visit here, you will truly be impressed by its structure with its granite columns and ancient marble. The opening of the ceiling at the center allows you to view the sky. Now it has become a tomb where the famous artist Raphael is buried.
The Colosseum, the largest amphitheater in Rome is a very famous landmark due to its gladiator games. If you dont want to wait in long tourist queues to the Colosseum, then the best time to go there is before it opens or when it is near the closing time.
The famous wishing fountain where you throw a coin to make a wish is the Trevi fountain. All over the world this fountain is known.
The famous mausoleum for an Emperors family is the Castel SantAngelo. The Castel was then transformed into a fortress, then a museum, and years later was used by a film company to make a famous movie. It is said that the Archangel Michael appeared on top of this landmark to signify the end of the plague and was renamed to commemorate him.
Rome has a creepy history which you can learn about by visiting the Catacombs. These are the burial places of Christians and Jews who were not allowed to bury their dead within the city walls. The dead were buried in underground passageways. You should not navigate the catacombs by yourself since you can easily get lost. You need to go with a catacomb tour. The Roman Guy can help you with these tours.
Connecting the Spanish embassy to the Trinitia dei Monti Church are 135 steps called the Spanish steps. This is the longest staircase in Europe and the most famous as well.
The ST. Peters Basilica is said to be the place where the Apostle Peter was crucified and buried. The Catholic religion holds this as their famous landmark. This structure is very impressive with its tallest part standing 400 feet high. The enormous dome that Michelangelo designed stands at the top of the church.
What used to be the center of ancient Rome, the Roman Forum is now reduced to ruins. These are remains of government building that has been preserved even after thousands of years.
The Victor Emmanuel II Monument was built in memory of the first king of a unified Italy.
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