Oh, Rome. I never know where to look first. The city is full of sights. Wherever you go, you’ll bump into some beautiful relic from ancient times. It almost seems impossible to see everything in just a few days. Do you feel the choice stress bubbling up? No worries! In this blog post I’ll share my 5 favorite sights in Rome with you. What to put on your must-visit list?
You saw this one coming, right? If you have time to visit only one sight in Rome, let it be the Colosseum. This Flavian Amphitheatre is without doubt the most thrilling of the city’s ancient sights. And… did you know it’s one of the seven new world wonders? Reason enough to pay a visit to this impressive gladiatorial arena. Go back to a time of Roman emperors, gladiators and wild animal fights.
Next on your visit-list: the Pantheon. This striking 2000-year-old temple was built to honor all gods. Now it’s used as a church. The impressive architecture influenced a lot of buildings in the Western world, like the Panthéon in Paris for example. Oh and fun fact: no need to buy a ticket here! Entrance is free.
Fans of the Italian cinema certainly remember the world-famous scene from ‘La Dolce Vita‘. Taking a dive in the fountain like movie star Anita Ekberg did, is nowadays forbidden. But … you can still get a picture of course. Can’t get enough of Rome? Then don’t forget to toss a coin into the water, tradition says you will definitely come back to Rome someday.
Villa Medici is a large country house that was built at the end of the 16th century. The Renaissance palace remained in Medici hands until 1803, when Napoleon founded the French Academy. Young artists who had won the Prix de Rome now could stay in Villa Medici during their working period. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, ancient Roman sculptures and incredible views over the city.
A trip to Rome isn’t complete without visiting world’s smallest independent state. In Vatican city you can easily spend an entire day. From the Vatican museums to St. Peter’s Basilica and of course the Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo!) …
One thing’s certain: you won’t get bored in Rome!