Must-Visit Tourist Destinations in Rome, Italy


INDONEWTRAVEL.COM - There is nothing wrong with the sentence above. Rome as one of the greatest civilizations in the world has exerted a great deal of influence on the world today. With buildings of beautiful palaces, gothic churches, ancient basilicas, ancient Roman monuments, statues, and fountains, all of this is the main attraction for the city of Rome in Italy. Rome, as one of the eternal cities in Italy, is very suitable as the best tourist destination because it is rich in historical heritage with a cosmpolitan atmosphere. Want to know what are the tourist attractions in Rome, Italy that must be visited? Here is a list of 10 tourist attractions in Rome, Italy that you must visit.

1. Campo de 'Fiori


Campo de' Fiori is a rectangular area south of Piazza Navona that is used as a market during the day, and is used as a party place for students and tourists at night. The meaning of the name of this place is "Field of Flowers" which was first given in the Middle Ages when the condition of this area was still a meadow.

Every day (except Sunday), during the day this location is a market where people sell vegetables. Locals can find fresh food products such as fish, meat, vegetables and spices here.

2. Piazza Navona


Piazza Navona is one of the most famous buildings in Rome. Piazza Navona was founded towards the end of the 15th century while retaining the shape of the Stadium of Domitian that once stood here. Built by Emperor Domitian in 86 AD, this stadium has an arena larger than the Colosseum and is often used as the location for various festivals or sporting events.

The surrounding buildings are square, where the audience sits. The main attractions of Piazza Navona are the trio of fountains that adorn the square, the largest of which is the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, built between 1647 and 1651 at the request of Pope Innocent X.

3. Castel Sant'Angelo


Castel Sant'Angelo was originally the tomb of Emperor Hadrian which was built between 135 and 139 AD. This building was used as a prison until 1870, but now functions as a museum. As one of the destinations for tourists from all over the world, this tourist spot is open every Tuesday to Sunday, from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm. Unfortunately, during Christmas and New Years, this place is not open to the public.

4. Roman Forum


The Roman Forum is located in a small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills. The Roman Forum itself has been around for centuries and is full of historical value because this place was the political, administrative and religious center of Rome. Here are the oldest and most important sites in Rome. Every year, this tourist spot in Italy, known as the world's most famous meeting place in history, is able to attract 4.5 million tourists from all over the world.

5. Spanish Steps


The Spanish Steps is a truly monumental staircase consisting of 135 steps. This staircase was built with French funds in 1721-1725 to connect the Spanish Bourbon Embassy and the Trinita dei Monti Church which was under the auspices of the Bourbon kings of France. The staircase was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi. This tourist spot in Italy is also often used as a filming location, one of which is the Hollywood film The Man From UNCLE.

6. Trevi Fountain


Completed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi, Trevi is famous as a Baroque fountain with a mythological composition of a statue of Neptune, the god of the sea flanked by two Tritons. Built with a height of 26.3 meters and a width of 49.15 meters, this fountain has often been included in several famous Hollywood films.

It is said that anyone who throws a coin into this fountain with his right hand over his left shoulder could return to Rome one day. Coins worth around 3,000 Euros are tossed into this fountain every day. The coins contained in this fountain were used to subsidize supermarkets in Rome in need of help. But unfortunately, sometimes these large amounts of coins are stolen by irresponsible people.

7. Vatican Museum


Founded by Pope Julius II in the 6th century, the Vatican Museums located within Vatican city offer some of the world's most important relics. Interesting things that you can find in this museum include the spiral staircase, Raphael's room, and the beautiful Sistine Chapel. Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, the ceiling of the chapel was painted by Michelangelo from 1508 to 1512. In 2013, the museum was visited by more than 5.5 million tourists from all over the world in a year.

8. Pantheon


The Pantheon is one of the most preserved Roman buildings to this day. This place which has served as a Roman Catholic Church since the 7th century was originally built in 126 AD as a temple to all the Roman gods. The Pantheon consists of a massive circular portico building with three Corinthian granite ranks. This portico features a concrete dome with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. The Pantheon is approximately 2,000 years old and still stands majestically today.

9. St. Peter’s Basilica


St. Peter's Basilica is a large church that has become the most popular tourist spot in Rome, Italy. This church has an interior height of up to 120 meters, this height is enough to make the spacecraft and its booster rockets stand in it.

The basilica stands on the traditional site where Peter, the apostle who is considered the first pope, was crucified and buried. Construction of the Basilica building began in 1506 and was completed in 1615. Many art workers took part in the design of this building such as Michelangelo and Bernini.

10. Colosseum


The Colosseum is the largest and most famous building in Rome, making it the most popular and visited tourist spot in Rome, Italy. Construction of the Colosseum was started by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty in 72 AD and completed by his son, Titus in 80 AD. The venue which can accommodate about 50,000 spectators has 80 doors so that visitors can easily enter this fantastic building. Today, the Colosseum is the main tourist attraction in Rome which is visited by thousands of tourists every day.

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