1) COLOSSEO AND ROMAN FORUM
Well, this is one of the most famous monument in the world, a remain of Imperial world that was survived to earthquakes and robberies. At Easter it becomes a symbol of christianity, when the Pope celebrates the procession of the Holy Cross remembering all christian martyrs.
The Flavian Amphitheater was built in AD 72 and is known as “Colosseum” from a colossal statue of Emperor Nero nearby.
Tip you can catch the best views from Colle Oppio, where the Domus Aurea (Golden House) of Nero lays hidden by the soil (you can visit it by the way to have your archeo-underground stroll).
2) TREVI FOUNTAIN
This is the probably the most iconic fountain of Rome. During the day it’s crowded by tourists that want to catch a picture or throw coins in the pool. If you are up for a romantic walk, you should try to walk at night. After midnight, there is none in the square and you can dream of Anita Ekberg’s stroll in the fountain (Fellini’s Dolce Vita). Tip: go to the Stamperia palace (free admission), you will be able to see the Fountain from high.
3) SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, located on the summit of the Esquiline hill, is one of the four Patriarchal Basilicas of Rome and is the only one that has preserved the early Christian structures. A well-known tradition wants the Virgin to indicate and inspire the construction of this basilica. Appearing in a dream to Pope Liberio, she asked for the building of a church in her honor, in a place that she herself would miraculously indicate. On the morning of August 5, the Esquiline hill appeared full of snow.
The basilica represents an absolute masterpiece of early Christian art and architecture that with the beauty of its mosaics, frescoes and sculptures will leave you wordless.
4) VATICAN MUSEUMS
The Vatican Museums are considered among the most important in the world and their visit represents an essential and indispensable moment for anyone who comes to Rome. Here the Popes have, over time, collected and preserved among the highest masterpieces of the art of all times and the most valuable testimonies of the past. The museums also include noteworthy artistic monuments such as the Chapel of the Blessed Angelic, Raffaello’s Rooms and Lodge, the Borgia Apartment and above all the Sistine Chapel which, in addition to containing invaluable works, is the official seat of the Conclave and the room where the cardinals gather to elect the new pope. For their priceless value, the queues at the entrance are very long, especially during high season periods such as Christmas, Easter and Spring.
For information about the skip the line tickets (€30,00 p.p.) or guided tours (€65,00 p.p.) don’t hesitate to contact us.
5) ST. PETER’S BASILICA
St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican is the largest of the four papal basilicas of Rome, often described as the largest church in the world and center of Catholicism. In the basilica take place the main liturgical celebrations of Catholic worship, presided by the Pope. St. Peter’s Basilica is also one of the largest buildings in the world: 218 meters long and tall to dome over 130 meters, the total area is about 23,000 square meters. All around the church, the magnificent colonnade, Bernini’s work, encloses the elliptical square, born to host the oceanic crowds of Catholics, in a spectacular and metaphorical embrace of all Christianity. Its enormous dome is one of the most famous symbols of the city of Rome as well as one of the most scenic spots in the city with 360 degrees views over the entire Vatican City and the historic center of Rome.