Must Visited Places in Ancient Rome

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Rome, the capital city of Italy is known as the country’s most favorite tourist destination. This largest and most populated city in Italy is considered as one among the most visited cities in the world as well. As a world heritage site, Rome is famous for its ancient buildings including ancient monuments and museums. Roman Forum, Rome's Colosseum, Saint Peter's Square, Piazza del Campidoglio, Castel Sant'Angelo, Capitoline Museums, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are some of the most interesting places that you shouldn’t ignore when arriving at Rome.

Located between the Palatine and Capitoline hill, the Roman Forum is known as a social and political building used for commerce. It is also the oldest structure in Rome with a lot of many temples.


Roman Forum

Roman Forum


These under chambers are where lions and tigers were caged and gladiators waited to hear their fate

These under chambers are the place where lions and tigers were caged and gladiators waited to hear their fate


Rome's Colosseum is a favorite destination that attracts millions of visitors each year

Rome's Colosseum is a favorite destination that attracts millions of visitors each year


The Piazza del Campidoglio was designed in 16th century on the Capital hill in Rome, Italy

The Piazza del Campidoglio was designed in the 16th century on the Capital hill in Rome, Italy


The Capitoline Museums located on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy contains an antique collection began in 1471 by pope Sixte IV.

The Capitoline Museums, located on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy, contains an antique collection began in 1471 by Pope Sixte IV.


The Vatican Museums is one of the greatest museums in the world. It contains some of the most famous classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.

The Vatican Museums is one of the greatest museums in the world. It contains some of the most famous classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.


Rome's Colosseum is considered as one among the great feats of Roman architecture. It was opened to public for the first time in October 2010

Rome's Colosseum is considered as one among the great feats of Roman architecture. It was opened to public for the first time in October 2010


More than 18,000 people visit this amphitheatre every day. The newly opened area can be accessible to guided tours of a maximum of 25 people at a time

More than 18,000 people visit this amphitheatre everyday. The newly opened area can be accessible to guided tours of a maximum of 25 people at a time


Saint Peter's Square: located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Saint Peter's Square is where St. Peter was crucified. It is also the largest church in Rome

Located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Saint Peter's Square is the place where St. Peter was crucified. It is also the largest church in Rome


The Castel Sant'Angelo was built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family

The Castel Sant'Angelo was built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family


Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the Pope in Vantican City, is well-known for its architecture and its decoration designed by the greatest Renaissance artists including Michelangelo Buonarroti

Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the Pope in Vantican City, is well-known for its architecture and its decoration designed by the greatest Renaissance artists including Michelangelo Buonarroti


 

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This article was published on 2011/05/03