I’ve always wished to travel the entire world and discover every country on this planet because I know that each country holds beauty in its nature and cities, but I’ve always desired most to visit the “magico” world of Italy!
I’ve never really thought about a specific reason that makes me passionate about the idea of traveling to Italy, it just happens. But there are many reasons that nurture my love for this amazing country like the special tourist attractions that we can find in Italy’s different cities.
Today I will talk about the most famous tourist attractions in Rome which is the capital city of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is also the historic capital of the Roman Empire and the country’s largest and most populous city with about 2.8 million inhabitants. So if you’re planning to visit Rome, take note of the best points of attraction there! (For the next few articles in Voyage Voyage category, I will be talking about other Italian cities and their famous tourist attractions.)
The Capitoline Museums:
They are considered one of the oldest public museums in the world. They are located on the Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill, the smallest hill in Rome. Originally designed by Michelangelo, the Piazza del Campidoglio, its surrounding buildings and the decorated, central pavement were meant to form one homogeneous entity, a kind of “museum city”.
The Vatican Museums include the Museo Pio-Clementino, Chiaramonti Museum, Etruscan Museum, Egyptian Museum and others.
Museo Nazionale Romano:
The museum traces the history and culture of the city of Rome, ranging from the prehistory of Rome and the birth of Latin to the Middle Ages. The collections are housed in different locations: Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and other antique Roman and Greek sculptures.
4. Museo e Galleria Borghese:
It’s the breathtaking 17th century villa, designed by Flaminio Ponzio for Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The museum hosts a collection of paintings from antiquity to the 19th century.
The Colosseum or Coliseum (also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is an oval amphitheatre in the center of Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built and it’s made of concrete and sand.
The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci.
It’s a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city.
St. Peter’s Basilica:
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City.
The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.
Villa Borghese gardens:
A landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. It is the third largest public park in Rome after the ones of the Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada.
Santa Maria sopra Minerva:
It is one of the major churches of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers in Rome.
A large piazza in the centro storico (city center) of Rome and was originally created in the 16th century.
Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls:
The Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, known as St. Paul’s outside the Walls, is one of Rome’s four ancient Papal major basilicas, along with the Basilicas of St. John in the Lateran, St. Peter’s, and St. Mary Major.
It was once the Pons Aelius (Aelian Bridge), which means the Bridge of Hadrian. It’s a Roman bridge completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian to span the Tiber from the city.
The listed tourist attractions above are some of the interesting things to visit when at Rome, shopping is always a good idea and don’t forget that Italian food are not to be missed also, so don’t forget to eat as much PIZZA as you can!
À la prochaine!