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Attractions in Rome
Attractions in Rome

A Memorable Visit to Top Cultural Attractions in Rome

Who hasn’t heard of Rome – the renowned city and the seat of the Roman Empire! The city with its rich history, architectural wonders and charm knows how to entice its visitors. Rome is essentially a city of romance and pride and of fashion and frescos. It is home to several World Heritage Sites. The curious travelers find Rome a completely bewitching city. The city offers its visitors several reasons to visit. Some of the biggest attractions that continue to attract millions of tourists to Rome every year are the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and The Vatican. If you want to observe Romans meeting, talking and eating, then visit the great squares.
 
Rome was once the center of the gargantuan Roman Empire. The city today has a smaller dominion. Its metropolitan area is expansive and home to above five million people. The city is simply great to visit round the year.  If you are visiting Rome, do spend some days exploring the city. It is only then that you will be able to catch a complete glimpse into the lives of the Roman and the huge city. However, if you are short of time and on very small trip to Rome then at least visit the Colosseum – the gladiatorial heart of ancient Rome. During your short tour you can also spend some time seeing the Roman Forum; visiting Emperor Hadrian’s Roman Pantheon, which was built in 118 AD; and paying obeisance at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museum. Rome cannot be visited only in a day or few days. It will need months to fully explore the city and enjoy all that it has to offer.

Let me describe in detail some of the top cultural attractions that are a must-visit during your vacation in Rome. Some of these must-see attractions are The Spanish Steps, The Colosseum, The Pantheon, Ostia Antica and The Vatican City. These are the top five attractions that must be visited whenever visiting Rome.

Discover the Spanish Steps in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna. The Spanish Steps gained famed after it was featured in William Wyler’s 1953 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The Spanish Steps are 12 flights of 137 steps built in 1723. This was a popular meeting place for the Romans. Here the tourists can admire Colonna dell’Immacolata, Fontana della Barcaccia, Trinita dei Monti and the obelisk.

The Colosseum is the biggest center of attraction in Rome. The elliptical Colosseum is the most imposing structure of the Roman Empire. It was built on the site of an artificial lake in the city center in 72 AD, but was completed only in 80 AD. It was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater. The Colosseum accommodated up to 55,000 spectators who used to come here to watch a variety of popular games and sports, the most famous among them being the slaughter of wild animals and slaves.
 
The Pantheon is among the top five attractions to be visited when in Rome. It is a 43-metre high concrete dome built over 1800 years ago for the worship of all the pagan gods. It was built under order from Marcus Agrippa.

When you book your cheap tickets to See Rome, just don’t forget to visit some of these top cultural attractions. It would offer a fabulous experience and make your vacation indeed memorable.


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