The best of Rome
by Sofia Mongardi, Mirror Staff
Rome is the Capital of Italy and probably one of the most beautiful cities on the world.
Rome is almost 3,000 years old and has been through different historic periods that have changed it and made the city unique.
I have been to Rome thousand of time and every time I always found something new to visit.
It was hard because every single thing is amazing there, but I’ve tried to figure out the 9 places that a tourist has to visit absolutely.
St. Peter’s square and Basilica
The basilica is an Italian Renaissance church located in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.This beautiful church, designed mostly by the famous italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, is surrounded by huge and beautiful square always full of people.
Piazza di Spagna
At the bottom of the Spanish Steps, it is one of the most famous squares in Rome. In the middle of the square there is the amazing “ Fontana della Barcaccia” designed by the Italian sculptor Pietro and Lorenzo Bernini. This baroque fountain is just below the Spanish steps, an imposing and beautiful 135-step staircase. The Spanish steps has became really famous not only for its beauty, but al...
It is an historic building in center of the city. It is the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and 9th largest palace in the world. The building was build in the 1583, then it has been through different historical period, extensions and changes. The palace is really famous for the beautiful decorations of the rooms and the shape of the huge garden that looks like an islan...
It is the name of a beautiful park in the middle of the confusion of the city. The park, created around 17th century, is a mix of villas, small squares and green areas, when people can relax while the walk or run around, and that make people feel like being in past and spending time in the perfect garden of an amazing palace.
It is an imposing fountain in the Trevi district. It belongs to baroque style and the huge sculptures of the fountain represent the sea and its Gods, and make the the visitators speechless for their beauty and perfection. The fountain is became really popular for its bottom because it completely covered by thick layer of coins . It is a tradition for all tourists to throw a coin, using...
It is the most lively and typical district of the city by the Tevere river . The streets of Trastevere are the thing that make it unique. The streets are winding and covered with cobblestones overlooked by the typical popular house of the Medieval time. The district is always full of people, particularly at night, thanks to the thousand of typical-food restaurants and pubs that animate the stree...
It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. It is almost 2,000 years old and at the beginning it was used as sacred place dedicated to all the gods past, present and future, then since 7th century it has been used as a church dedicated to St. Mary and the Martyrs. It has a circular shape and the dome houses at its peak has circular opening called oculus that allows the lighting of the in...
Campo de’ Fiori
It a small piazza, but one the most beautiful and peaceful place in the noisy center of Rome. This place is really famous for its market that is the most colorful and scented of the city because of the color of the flowers,spices and typical food that are sold in the thousand of stalls of the piazza.
It is probably one of the most tourist attraction in Rome. This amazing amphitheatre wanted by the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, is is considered one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering. it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions,and dramas.