Rome Attractions & Sights
The absolute number 1 highlights of Rome is undoubtedly the Colosseum amphitheater. Incidentally, your ticket for the Colosseum also applies to the nearby Roman Forum. If the queue in the Colosseum is too long for you, you can also visit the forum and visit the Colosseum later with your ticket released. In my article about the Colosseum in Rome you can read all important information to prepare for your visit!
As already mentioned, you can perfectly combine your excursion to the Colosseum with a visit to the Roman Forum. A must for anyone on holiday to the Italian metropolis, the Forum Romanum is one of the most important archaeological sites in ancient Rome and used to be the religious, political and economic center of the city. Simply impressive, to imagine that the ancient pillars and ruins of the forum used to be the center of the life of the ancient Romans. You can not miss that!
The Trevi fountain
Not far from the Pantheon you will also find the so-called Trevi Fountain, the largest fountain in Rome, which is also world-famous. With its unique structure and the seemingly natural connection with the Palazzo di Poli, it is one of Rome's most important attractions. Especially in the evening a real eye-catcher, when the water and the figures are atmospherically illuminated.
The largest Pope Basilica in Rome is only called the St. Peter's Basilica in the vernacular. The correct name is San Pietro in Vaticano (Saint Peter in the Vatican). Up to 20,000 people find space here to celebrate the most important holidays of Christianity. Admission to St. Peter's Basilica is free, but you must prepare for extensive security checks before your visit. However, the roof of the basilica or the dome designed by Michelangelo costs access.
The Sistine Chapel can only be visited during a visit to the Vatican Museums - but no separate entrance is required. The detour from the museum to the chapel, but you must definitely accept it, because here you can admire the ceiling paintings by Michelangelo. They cover an unimaginable area of 520 square meters and are filigree, larger than life figures from Christian history - including the famous 'creation of Adam by Michelangelo'.
A short walk will take you quickly to the next station, Piazza Navona, where this time three different fountains await you. For example, the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumoi in the middle of the square represents the four continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and America in the form of four rivers that run into them. Exciting, right ?! In general, Piazza Navona is a very busy place in the center of the city. Here you can stroll past street painters and traders and eat one or two bites before heading to the Spanish Steps in the northern city center.
Lover of Italy? Then also visit Florence with the amazing Duomo and Uffizi Gallery. Read all about the Florence tourist attractions.