This ancient amphitheater was a place of combat for the brave Roman gladiators, as well as the scene of representation of battles and animal fights, all to entertain the great masses that came to it in the times of ancient Rome. Its almost 2000-year-old structure is still standing and you can even visit the combat arena and the! Changing rooms! of the gladiators. Very close to the great Colosseum is the ancient Rome forum, an archaeological site that shows us what the ancient city of Rome was like in those imperial times.
This imposing baroque style fountain is without a doubt the most famous in all of Rome and surely also one of the most visited in the world. There is an old tradition that says that if you throw a coin into the fountain, you ensure your return to the city of Rome, which is why it is estimated that every day about $ 3000 euros ends up in its fund. But do not get excited… there is already a person in charge of gathering them every night and these funds are destined to different charities in the city.
This city within Rome itself has an area of only 44 hectares and about 800 citizens, forming one of the smallest independent states in the world. It is the official seat of the Catholic Church and a totally independent state despite being totally within the center of Rome. Once you cross the border, do not miss visiting the immense Vatican museums, where you will find a wide collection of works of art and the famous Sistine chapel, painted by Miguel Angel himself.
This ancient fortification located on the right bank of the Tiber River, in front of the Aelius pons and a few minutes from the Vatican City, is a must-see for all history lovers. Inside is the Sant’Angelo Castle Museum, where we can see an immense collection of works of art and objects related to the rich Italian history.
But if we talk about really rich things, enjoying Italian cuisine is undoubtedly one of the best plans to make in Rome. Be it a napoletana pizza, some spaghetti all’amatriciana, risottos, antipasto or a revitalizing espresso and a refreshing gelato, in the restaurants and cafes of the Italian capital you will undoubtedly find endless delights to delight your palate.
This ancient Roman temple built between the years 118 and converted into a Christian church is undoubtedly one of the most imposing buildings in the Italian capital. Inside it we will see an imposing coffered concrete dome, which has a central opening, the oculus, which allows light to enter the interior of the pantheon as well as rain and inclement weather. Almost two thousand years after its construction, the dome of the Pantheon of Agripa remains the largest unarmed concrete dome in the world.