Top Tourist Attractions in Rome
When modern legend Francesco Petrarca quotes, ‘A fool is one who admires other cities without visiting Rome’, he is utterly influenced that there is no place like Rome on Earth. To much extent, his quote matches the style and archaeological significance of Rome. Rome is filled with some mesmerizing and astonishing icons of antiquity. Being the center of Christian Faith, the city is a never miss on any travel plan. There are tons of sites and places that become automatically obligatory to visit for most people. We cannot cover all that is there is in Rome in this one blog but we do assure that we have some of the Best Tourist Attractions of Rome that would bind you to the soul of Rome. Let us check out these sites –
The Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine
The Colosseum and the Arch of the Constantine is a must visit the site when you decide to visit Rome. The silhouette of the Flavian Amphitheatre or the Colosseum of the Constantine holds the same value to Rome as the Eiffel Tower to Paris. It is the largest of the structures left by the Roman antiquity. The Colosseum is still the inspiration to the modern day's sports arenas and the one designed based on this – the Oval Roman Plan. In its days of glory, the Colosseum used to hold large events such as theatrical performances, festivals, circuses, or games. The high Imperial court and the high official watched the events from the lowest levels while the other floors were occupied by the nobles and other public.
The Arch of Constantine lies beside the Colosseum and is a site made in honor of the triumph. It was erected by the Senate to honor the emperor as "liberator of the city and bringer of peace" after the victory in the battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 AD.
Vatican City is the smallest independent state of the World with an area of half a square Kilometer. The areas are enclosed by the Vatican Walls and the Pope presides here. Inside the walls, you would find the splendid churches like the St. Peter’s Basilica as well as the St. Peter’s Square. Pope rules the area and remains as the supreme of the Roman Catholic Church, a central body of Catholics throughout the world. One can find the marvels such as Michelangelo's masterpiece, Pieta and the altars by Bernini and others inside the St. Peter’s Basilica.
The Michelangelo's most famous work can be found in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican Museum. Various other tourist attractions of Rome include the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartments, the Vatican Library, as well as Museums such as Picture Gallery, Museum of Secular Art and Etruscan Museum.
While visiting Rome, one cannot skip the chances of being a visitor to the Pantheon. It is amongst the best-preserved monuments of Roman antiquity and has remained intact for nearly 2000 years. This preservation comes despite various orders from various Popes to dismantle the gilded bronze roof tiles to cast the canopy over the altar in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Pantheon has damaged in the year 80 AD and was rebuilt then. It is a supreme example of Roman architecture to build a marvel such as this one with a 43-meter dome.