All Roads Lead To Rome

Look through the list of the most significant and inspiring attractions of our planet and make your personal ‘must visit’ list for future adventures
Aerial View Inside Colosseum
Built between 72 AD and 80 AD the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater (meaning “theatre in the round”) in the world! Oval in shape, it measures 189m long, 156m wide and 50m high (about the height of a 12 story building).
The Trevi fountain
Considered the most beautiful fountain in Rome, Over the course of 24 hours, the Trevi Fountain produces around 2,823,800 cubic feet of water. This water is continually recycled, so there is no water waste involved in the running of the fountain. Due to the nature of recycled water, it is absolutely not safe to drink from the Trevi Fountain in modern times!
The Pantheon of Agrippa is the best preserved Roman building in the world, it is a perfect synthesis of harmony and constructive intelligence and nobody dared to perform a similar work until the Renaissance, fourteen centuries later. Michelangelo referred to the Pantheon as the building that had “an angelic and not a human design”.
spanish steps
With its irregular butterfly design, the beautiful “Scalina Spagna”, or Spanish Steps are just one of these must see places when in Rome and a great example of Roman Baroque Style. It’s a great place to just sit down and enjoy the atmosphere and views of the Eternal City. The steps are a wide irregular gathering place consisted of 138 steps placed in a mix of curves, straight flights, vistas and terraces. They connect the lower Piazza di Spagna with the upper piazza Trinita dei Monti, with its beautiful twin tower church dominating the skyline.
Roman Forum
The Forum was the center of the ancient city. Here were located the major law courts, government buildings, temples of the state religion, and historic monuments. Today this heart of the ancient city is a jumble of ruins, making it hard to understand even by those fortunate enough to visit the archaeological park.
vatican city
Vatican City, in full State of the Vatican City, Italian Stato della Città del Vaticano, ecclesiastical state, seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and an enclave in Rome, situated on the west bank of the Tiber River. Vatican City is the world’s smallest fully independent nation-state.
Pyramid of Cestius
The Pyramid of Cestius is the tomb of affluent magistrate Caius Cestius which was built in the 1st century BC in Rome, Italy. Constructed of white marble and brick, this ostentatious 35-metre high tomb was built in this style due to the popularity of all things Egyptian which swept through Rome after Egypt was incorporated into the Empire.
swiss guards
The Swiss Guard of the Vatican is the only Swiss Guard that is still active today. The unit was founded by Pope Julius II in 1506. Many guards died protecting a later pope during the looting of Rome of 1527 (commemorating the anniversary of this ‘martyrdom’ has since become a tradition).

We don’t take a photograph, we keep a memory forever.

As a young child, as a teenager, and as an adult, my love of Rome has never changed. I visited Rome often growing up and have returned several times as an adult. My mother was from Rome, and I was fortunate enough to develop a close relationship with my Italian family. I lived my life there as a native and made so many wonderful memories.

Once, I walked with my cousin, Paolo, from my nonno’s (grandfather’s) apartment to the Colosseum which was miles away. We stopped and bought some gelato and enjoyed it immensely. Would you believe he’d never been to the Colosseum before? Neither had my mother or the rest of the family. It’s considered a tourist attraction.

If you want to see Rome the way it should be seen, I encourage you to stay in a Bed and Breakfast, get a good map, rent a car or take a taxi and explore the Eternal City on your own. Most Italians speak English and I never met one who wasn’t eager to help. Ciao!

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