Top 15 Attractions in Rome
If you’re considering a Roman holiday, here are 15 fabulous attractions you won’t want to miss…
- The Vatican City, a unique city-state within Rome that acts as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
- The Colossseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, this ancient structure is the largest amphitheatre ever built.
- The Spanish Steps, constructed between 1723 and 1725, the Spanish Steps comprise 135 steps linking the Piazza di Spagna at the bottom and the Trinita dei Monti church at the top.
- The Piazza di Spagna – on your visit to the Spanish Steps, you should certainly explore the Piazza di Spagna, where you’ll find the Fontana della Barcaccia, an ornate Baroque fountain.
- Trinita dei Monti – this 16th-century church is located atop the famous Spanish Steps and is well worth discovering in its own right.
- The Column of the Immaculate Conception – this 19th-century monument celebrates the story of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and is located near the Piazza di Spagna.
- St Peter’s Square, a large plaza located in front of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. At the centre of the square sits an imposing Egyptian obelisk standing at 25.5 metres tall.
- The Sistine Chapel – this world-famous chapel is located in the Apostolic Palace, the Pope’s official residence. The Sistine Chapel ceiling was famously painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, and it’s still a truly awe-inspiring sight today.
- The Trevi Fountain – Rome’s largest Baroque fountain dates back to 1762 and has been seen in many famous films, such as La Dolce Vita.
- The Pantheon is a stunning Roman temple built between 118 and 128 AD; this is an essential part of Rome’s history and a must-see on any visit to Rome.
- Via Condotti, offering a beguiling blend of historical architecture and fashionable shopping, this street is a must for keen historians and forward-looking fashionistas.
- Piazza del Popolo, a large urban square whose name translates as ‘People’s Square’, the Piazza del Popolo is a splendid example of early Roman neoclassical architecture.
- All Saints’ Church – an English-speaking Anglican church used today for concerts and services.
- Galleria Alberto Sordi, this shopping gallery was built in a stunning Art Nouveau style, giving it an exquisitely stylish ambience. A must for shopaholics and fans of architecture alike.
- Borghese Gallery an art gallery housing an amazing collection of paintings, sculptures and antiques. A true treasure trove of Roman history.
Discover all of this and more with one of Shearings’ holidays to Italy, many of which explore Rome with included and optional excursions. Visit the official website at www.shearings.com to find even more holidays in the UK and Europe, or call Shearings’ friendly and helpful Reservations team on 0844 824 6351 now.
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