7 Must See in Rome- Top 7 Things to Do in Rome

Here are the top 7 things you can not miss if you are in Rome. Whether you are here for one day or five, you can not miss these eight things, and the Roma Pass can help you experience them all.

Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

This is the most famous fountain in Rome. The fountain depicts Oceanus, Abundance, and Health. It was built in the 1800’s, and it is a top tourist attraction. Legend says that if you throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, you will return to Rome.

Colosseum

This is the largest ancient amphitheater ever built. This amphitheater was an entertainment venue for the Romans and hosted battles, fights, animal hunts, and more. Your trip to Rome is not complete without visiting the colosseum.

Spanish Steps

The front of the Pantheon at night in Rome, Italy.
Pantheon

The Spanish Steps are a popular tourist attraction. It is the widest and longest staircase in Europe. In front of the steps, you will see the Barcaccia, a boat- shaped fountain.There are also lots of shops and restaurants near the steps to enjoy.


Pantheon


The Pantheon is another opportunity to see ancient Roman architecture. It is a former Roman temple that has been intact for over 2000 years. The Pantheon is the best preserved building in Rome. It is also free to go inside.


St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is located in Vatican City. It is free to enter. Inside is absolutely beautiful. The artwork and architecture is beautiful. The Basilica also features Michelangelo’s’ masterpiece, and is the burial place of St. Peter.

Rome - Forum - View
Roman Forum

Roman Forum

At the Roman Forum, you have the opportunity to see many of the ancient ruins of Rome, including government and religious buildings. This was where political and religious life was centered in ancient Rome. You can even walk through the forum during the day. I highly recommend taking a tour of the forum to learn all the history behind it.


Papal Audience

This is one of the most unique things you can experience in Rome. Papal audiences are held on Wednesdays if the Pope is in Rome at 9:30 am. It consists of a short prayer and reading in various languages, a prayer with the Pope, and a chance to greet him. It is free to attend, but you do need to buy a ticket ahead of time.

By Megan Berti, (college student studying abroad in Rome)

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