5 Things to see and do in Rome, Italy

Trevi Fountain located in Rome, Italy

Rome was once considered the capital of the world; although it no longer bears this moniker, it certainly is an epic place to visit.  An old world charmer, Rome has a plethora of options to consider in this city filled with history; however, those on a vacation will want to frequent these top 5 attractions in this famous city in Italy:

1)  Colosseum (Colosseo)

One just needs to close their eyes to imagine what it must have been like to be on of the 55,000 spectators that packed the Coliseum centuries ago to witness gladiatorial battles for the ages.  Standing glorious today, it’s a reminder of Rome’s historical significance many moons ago.

2)  Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)

With Poli Palace in the background Trevi Fountain still shines proudly as a landmark attraction in Rome.  One should definitely consider Rome self catering apartments, as a launching pad to visit this wonderful attraction while further exploring the city.  The statues of this fountain represent Neptune which was originally designed for Pope Clemente XII by Nicola Salvi.  Toss a coin over your shoulder and legend has it you’ll be back in this charming city before you know it.

3)  Pantheon

Known as one of the most popular burial grounds for famous Italians, the Pantheon was converted into a church in the early 7th Century by Pope Boniface IV.    It is widely considered one of the best preserved of all Roman buildings and is accordingly widely popular with tourists.

4)  Piazza Navona

The Piazza Navona is a magnificent place to visit any time of year but it truly shines during Christmas time when it is bustling hive of activity ranging from stalls peddling toys, crafts, sweets and trinkets for the nativity scene.  A fascinating tidbit of information revolves around the stadiums origins, which apparently were originally intended primarily for equestrian displays.

5)  Galleria Borghese

With a maximum capacity of over 300 visitors at a time, it is fair to say the Galleria Borghese is a place that is in high demand.  This is where one can feast their eyes upon magnificent sculptures such as Apollo and Daphne.

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