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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)