The Colosseum is the largest Roman amphitheater. It is a symbol of the city in the same way as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Many people know this building as the Colosseum, however it is called Flavian Amphitheatre in honor of its builders, the Flavian dynasty.Start of construction of Coliseum was 72 BC, that's when the Roman emperor Vespasian started the construction. Construction continued for 8 years and was finished in 80 BC by Emperor Titus, the son of Vespasian. Coliseum for the Romans was the venue of a variety of games which included the famous gladiator fights. Today the remains of the Italian Government Coliseum protected as a cultural heritage. The tragic story of this place inspired Ridley Scott to create the movie "Gladiator" with Russell Crowe in the main part.
2. Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain is probably the most famous fountain in Rome, made famous in the film "La Dolce Vita" («Sweet Life"), directed by Federico Fellini, with actress Anita Ekberg in the main part. It was built by the architect Salvi in 1735 with numerous sculptures. Trevi Fountain is the largest in Rome. Its height is 25.9 meters and width is19.8 m. Every year thousands of people visit the place and throw coins hoping to return to Rome for the second time.
3. Imperial Forum
In Rome there are several Imperial Forums. There is a Forum of Caesar, the Forum of Augustus, the World Forum, and Trajan's Forum. All the furnishings are left untouched since ancient Roman times. This is a very strange feeling to walk on the same stones where Caesar and Trajan stood.
4. The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum is a place of active public and political life of ancient Rome. For the Roman civilization that was one of the best places for town meetings, public discussions of various issues of the vessels and important religious events. Among the most important buildings can be identified Arch of Titus, postroennuya about 70 AD, the Basilica of Maxentius, the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Via Sacra, which rises to Capitol Hill.
5. Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is a place of the former Stadium of Domitian. It has retained its original elliptical shape of the ancient stadium. This is definitely one of the most beautiful and famous squares in Rome. Here you can find unique masterpieces of artists such as Bernini, Borromini and Giacomo della Porta. Among them are three fountains: Fountain of the Four Rivers (by Bernini), the fountain Moore and the Moore Fountain and TheFountain of Neptunre (by Giacomo della Porta). You can find a lot of local artists here. You can have a good evening in some cozy bar, enjoying good wine and being in the atmosphere of the ancient city.
6. Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia is another Roman square. It is located in the center of Rome near the Roman Forum. There you can find a huge building built of marble and decorated with multiple bronze statues. This monumental structure called Vittoriano, named after the first king of united Italy Victor Emmanuel II.
One of the seven hills in Rome, Capitol Hill, is the place where you can find Capitoline temple. In Roman times Roman senators met here for various meetings . The square has a trapezoidal shape. The square was partially designed by Michelangelo.
8. St. Peter's Basilica
Our list would not be complete without a mention of St. Peter. Basilica of San Pietro is located in the Vatican, which has been the residence of the Pope since 1377. It is famous all over the world and is the center of the Catholic religion. The most outstanding architects and artists, including Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana participated in the creation of this Catholic cathedral. The dome of the Basilica is visible from many parts of the city.
9. Piazza di Spagna
Piazza di Spagna is famous for its staircase consisting of 138 steps leading to the church of Trinita dei Monti. These steps can be seen in many movies.. Around the square there are many famous designer shops including Armani, Versace, Valentino and many others.
Pantheon is a huge monument built in the Roman Empire, about 80 a.d. This building appeals to many photographers. Light entering the temple creates almost surreal atmosphere in the rain! Inside there are the graves of famous people such as Raphael.