The historic city of Rome is full of incredible sights. After all, one of the greatest civilizations in history came to be right here. From its churches and fountains to statues and basilicas, Rome has it all. Just to make sure you don't miss anything that can't be put off 'till your next trip, here is our list of the top 3 Rome attractions you definitely won't want to miss.
The Colosseum has remained one of the top attractions over Rome for centuries. It was mainly built as an arena for games. Although now in ruins, this amphitheater retains its magnificent aura and never fails to enthrall visitors. Construction began in 70 AD and was completed in 80 AD.
The Colosseum was capable of holding around 50,000 to 80,000 people. It has eighty entrances. It's exterior has recently been renovated to unmask its former glory. Now all that's left is to choose how you want to see it. Perhaps a Colosseum night tour would do it justice after all the crowds have gone, or opt in for any one of our Colosseum tours.
Constructed during the reign of Augustus more than 2,000 years ago, the Pantheon is an epitome of magnificence. It was built as a temple for all gods. The most famous feature in the Pantheon is the Oculus, located right at the center of the dome. It is the only source of light into the building. The huge walls, the big bronze door, the marble columns and the sheer mammoth size of the Pantheon are awe-inspiring. For several centuries, the Pantheon was the largest structure in the world. We cover this and more on our Rome walking tours.
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is known for its architectural grandeur as well as its religious significance for Christians. It stands on the spot where St. Peter was entombed. This church is really big. In fact, it can accommodate the Statue of Liberty along with several other structures.
The construction of the current structure began in 1506 and took 120 years to complete. Famous artists including Bernini and Michelangelo contributed their geniuses to make this structure one of the most awe-inspiring in the world.
The huge square that lies in front of the Basilica is also of great significance to Christians. Hundreds of thousands people come to St. Peter's Square to listen to the Pope’s address. Our Vatican tours take you inside the Holy See like never before thanks to the benefits of our Official Vatican Partnership.