Rome is located in Italy and its capital is Lazio. Rome is the fourth most populated city in European Union. The city is placed on Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. Rome is also referred to as “The Eternal City” by ancient Roman poets and writers.

Rome has been ranked as 28th most important global city and the 3rd most visited city in the European Union and is also renowned tourist destination as well. Its historic center is also listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The museums and monuments receive a large number of tourists every year. Rome also had a privilege of hosting 1960 Summer Olympics.

Places to visit in Rome

  • Colosseum:

    Also known as Coliseum originally, the Flavian Amphitheater is constructed in an elliptical form and is located in the center of the city Rome. This is one of the magnificent and splendid structure depicting Roman architecture and Roman engineering as well. The Amphitheater can accommodate 50,000 audiences and was also used for various gladiatorial contests and also public spectacles like for picnics, stage plays of well-known battles and also dramas based on Classical mythology. Presently, the building is used for the purpose of workshops and also for religious purposes.
  • Trevi Fountain: The Trevi Fountain stands 86 feet high and it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and also one of the famous tourist attractions in the world. The best time to enjoy Trevi Fountain is a sunny weather.
  • Great Squares (Piazze): The Great Squares are another major tourist destination in Rome and perhaps are also called as ‘the core’ of the city itself. Piazza del Campidoglio is also the headquarters of Italian Government. Piazza Venezia epitomize the ’heart of the city’. Piazza Navona demonstrates the outstanding Baroque victorious architecture; Piazza di Spagna is a masterwork of the XVIII century with its renowned Spanish steps and the St. Peter’s Square is the grandiose admittance to St Peter’s Basilica which is the center of Christianity.
  • Roman Pantheon:  The Roman Pantheon is one of the most conserved and also significant buildings in ancient Rome. It is a temple which is dedicated to Gods of Pagan Rome. The building is quite ancient and was probably built during AD.

Best time to visit Rome

The major tourists are seen during June to August as the weather varies from warm to hot and options of rain falling is also low. The summer season makes the best time for sight-seeing and dinning. The crowd during this time is often too big and you will have to end up making lines to visit to a tourist spot.

Originally posted 2012-12-11 17:00:05.

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