Visit Rome-Italy

If you have the opportunity to visit Rome-Italy, I recommend exploring the many treasures it has to offer. Rome is certainly an amazing city to visit, with its rich history, impressive architecture and charming surroundings. Founded in 753 BC, it became the capital of the Roman Empire, playing a key role in shaping Western culture and law. In addition to its ancient past, Rome is a vibrant and modern city, known for its delicious cuisine, elegant fashion and lively lifestyle.

Rome is also an important political, economic and cultural center of Italy. The city is home to the Italian government, many foreign embassies, and several renowned cultural and academic institutions. In this article I have listed five tips of tourist places for you to make the most of, when visiting Rome-Italy, your experience in the Eternal City!

1-Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi )

The Trevi Fountain is a place much visited by tourists from all over the world.. Its beauty and grandeur make it a must-see for anyone visiting Rome. It is an especially impressive spot at night when it is illuminated, creating a magical atmosphere.

Fontana di Trevi

Trevi Fountain

The Fountain is situated at the intersection of three streets (tre vie in Italian), hence its name. It was designed in the eighteenth century and has a Baroque style. The central sculpture depicts the Roman sea god, Neptune, riding on a shell chariot pulled by seahorses.

A popular tradition associated with the Trevi Fountain is to toss a coin into the fountain, with its back to it, with the desire to return to Rome. It is said that tossing a second coin guarantees eternal love, and a third coin brings marriage. These coins are collected daily and donated to charity.

         2-Colosseum (Colosseo)

The Colosseum is one of the most famous and emblematic monuments of Rome, Italy. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum is an ancient amphitheater built during the Roman Empire between the 70s and 80s A.D. The Colosseum was used primarily for holding public spectacles such as gladiatorial games, animal hunts, and theatrical performances. With a capacity of about 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was a symbol of Rome’s power and grandeur at the time.



The structure of the Colosseum is impressive, with its oval shape and characteristic arches. Built with stone and concrete, it features several rows of bleachers and underground passages, which were used to access the arena. Despite having suffered damage over the centuries, the Colosseum still stands as an important historical landmark. In 1980, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and today is one of the main tourist attractions of the city.

      3-People’s Square (Piazza del Popolo)

Piazza del Popolo is one of the most important and well-known squares in Rome, situated in the north of the city, next to the Porta del Popolo, one of the ancient gateways to the city. Its name, which means “people’s square”, dates back to medieval times, when the square was used for public executions.

Piazza del Popolo

Three churches surround the square: the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo; Santa Maria dei Miracoli; and the Church of Santa Maria in Montesanto. From Piazza del Popolo, you can also visit the Villa Borghese Gardens, a large public park with beautiful gardens. It is a vibrant location and a stop for visitors who wish to admire the architecture and stunning views of the city.

      4-Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II (Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II)

The Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, called the “Altare della Patria”, is a monument of great importance to Italians. It was built to honor Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of unified Italy, and is considered a symbol of Italian unification.

Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele ll

The monument is situated in Piazza Venezia, a central square of Rome. Its construction began in 1885 and was completed in 1925. The architectural design is by Giuseppe Sacconi, and the monument is characterized by its imposing staircase.

In the center of the monument, there is a statue representing the Goddess of Victory mounted on a chariot (a chariot drawn by four horses). This bronze statue is known as the “Brutus’ Quadriga” and symbolizes freedom. It is one of the most recognizable features of the monument.

      5-Tiber River (Fiume Tevere)

The Tiber is the main river that runs through the city of Rome, capital of Italy. The Tiber River rises on Mount Fumaiolo, located in the Apennines of Tuscany-Emilia, and flows south through several Italian regions before reaching Rome.

Tiber River

The Tiber River has been of great historical and cultural importance to Rome since ancient times. It played a significant role in the development of Roman civilization.

Over the years, many bridges have been built over the river. The most famous of these is the Ponte Sant’Angelo, which connects the west bank of the Tiber with the imposing Castel Sant’Angelo.

Today, the Tiber is one of Rome’s top attractions. Along its banks there are many places of interest, including monuments, museums and parks. Walking along the river offers a panoramic view of the city, with its historic buildings reflecting on the waters of the Tiber.

 These are just a few examples, but Rome has much more to offer in terms of history, art, culture and gastronomy. It is a city rich in heritage and fascinating experiences for visitors.

Buona Passeggiata!

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