It is the most popular tourist attraction in Italy because of its archaeological and ancient monuments, fountains, museums, historical buildings, and panoramic views.
One of the New seven Wonders of the World, Colosseum is also present here.
The capital of Italy, Rome is full of ancient ruins, arts, religious buildings, churches, and history. From all over the world, millions of people come here to see the enthralling views.
Countless landmarks are present here. But among them, we have discussed the top 10 tourist attractions in Rome.
1. The Colosseum
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built in the world and it still holds the records for the largest amphitheater. It was built in AD 80 under the emperor, Vespasian and his son, Titus.
This ancient Colosseum could hold approximately 50,000 to 80,000 people. It was used to host spectacular public entertainment events such as wild animal hunts, gladiator fights and gave punishment to the people in between 80 CE – 404 CE.
Now, It’s a major tourist attraction in the World and millions of people come every year to see and enjoy its archeological moments. Colosseum is now also present in the list of the world’s seven wonders.
2. Roman Forum
The Forum is an archeological site that was once the center of Rome. It was once the venue of all political, religious, public, and criminal activities.
Now, you could see the ruins of astonishing ancient political buildings, monuments, temples, and public spaces.
Today, this place has become a huge tourist attraction in Rome. Every year huge people come from all over the world to see the sprawling ruins of architectural fragments which include the Arch of Titus, the temple of Saturn, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Temple of Vesta, and many more.
3. The Pantheon
The pantheon is another treasure of Rome. It is the best-preserved monument of Rome.The pantheon was a roman temple that was rebuilt under the emperor Hadrian in 126 AD after two times being burned.
This monument is made of concrete with granite columns outdoors. But since the 7th century, it has been used as a church that is solely dedicated to St. Mary and the Martyrs.
The whole weight of the pantheon is centered on the dome and the oculus of the dome is the main source of natural light.
The dome of the Pantheon is the largest unreinforced dome in the whole world.
4. Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain is one of the famous fountains in the world and the most spectacular fountain in Rome, Italy. Every year a huge crowd visits the fountain to make a wish by throwing a coin into the fountain.
It is believed that if you throw two coins using your left hand you will come to Rome again and it brings good luck to you also.
Daily, approximately 3000 euros are thrown into the trevi fountain. Later collected amounts are used to sponsor a supermarket for needy people.
In the Basin, you will find several statues that depict the sea god, Neptune riding in a seahorse’s chariot.
5. Spanish Steps
One of the largest and widgets staircases, ‘Spanish Steps’ was built to connect Piazza di Spagna (at the base) and the Piazza Trinità Dei Monti (Roman Catholic church at the top).
It is one of the most gathering places in Rome.
The staircase has 135 steps where you will find people doing several activities like photography, painting, and other things. In the springtime, you would see purple azaleas, blooming the beauty of this staircase.
6. Vatican City
Meet with the world’s smallest city, the Vatican. This independent state is ruled by the pope, head of the catholic church. The Swiss Guard protects the states.
In the city, you will see several beautiful museums where you will be amazed to see the architectural view of the Vatican from the top of monuments.
This city is very much famous for its historical and religious places. In the city, there are several tourist attractions and sites like St. Peter’s Basilica, and St. Peter’s Square.
Today, Vatican City is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. You must visit this place during your Rome trip.
7. Castel Sant’Angelo
The Castel Sant’Angelo was specially made for Hadrian (Roman emperor) and his family as Mausoleum. Later, it was used as a castle and fortress by the popes. Also, it was used as a prison and refuge.
Now, it serves as a museum and millions of people come to see it. You would see fascinating views of Rome from the terrace. It is one of the significant monuments of Rome. You shouldn’t miss this place if you get a chance to visit Rome.
8. The Palatine Hill
The Palatine Hill is another masterpiece in our list of “Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Rome”. This is one of the seven hills of Rome which gives an idea about ancient Rome and its culture.
If you visit this place, you will see staggering ruins of ancient Rome. This place is one of the ancient areas of Rome which is called ‘the first nucleus of the Roman Empire’.
Royal places were constructed here by the first emperor, Augustus. Before that time most of the places were covered with houses of the rich.
Its ancient architectural construction makes it one of the famous landmarks of Rome, Italy.
9. Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is a beautiful open area in Rome. Ancient Romans came here to watch agones(games) and by the time it changed its name as Piazza Navona.
It’s a remarkable example of Baroque Roman architecture. This open place has 3 beautiful fountains to visit such as the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, the Fontana del Nettuno, and the Fontana del Moro.
In ancient times, Navona organized many theatrical events and other festive activities. You should see this place if you are planning to visit Rome.
10. Galleria Borghese
A perfect place for art lovers, Galleria Borghese is not only beautiful inside but also very much beautiful outside.
Inside the museum, you will find some of the world’s greatest art collections, paintings, sculptures by the greatest artists like Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Raphael, and many others.
As its popular tourist attraction, only 350 to 360 people are allowed in every two hours to maintain the gathering. Outside also there are beautiful gardens which have separated attractions.
It is one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Rome.