Highlights in Rome

Highlights in Rome during a Mediterranean cruise

Colosseum

  • amphitheater for gladiatorial
  • once the largest building in the world
  • place for 55,000 spectators
  • built in the 1st century A.D.

Address: Piazza del Colosseo

Website: http://www.il-colosseo.it/en/informazioni-colosseo.php

Trevi Fountain

  • the most beautiful fountain in Rome
  • dating from the 18th century (Baroque)
  • water by aqueduct from 19 BC
  • statue of Neptune

Address: 90 Piazza di Trevi

Website: http://www.trevifountain.net/

Nationaal Monument Victor Emmanuel II

  • monument in honor of first king of united Italy
  • built of pure white marble
  • completed in 1935

Address: Piazza  Venezia

Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/piazza-venezia

Roman Forum

  • the political, economic and legal center of the imperial Rome
  • place of Senate
  • ruins of triumphal arches, temples and basilicas
  • oldest excavations from  the 10th century B.C.

Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma

Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/area-archeologica-foro-romanopalatino?lang=en

Pantheon

  • temple dedicated to all Roman gods
  • most complete building from Roman times
  • largest masonry cupola in the world
  • originally from 25 A.D.

Address: Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma

Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/pantheon?lang=en

Vatican

  • holy place of Christianity and residence of Pope
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • sistine chapel
  • works of Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini

Address: Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma

Website: http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en.html#lnav_explore

Engelenburcht

  • originally a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian
  • completed in 140 A.D.
  • papal residence from the 13th century
  • has a secret passage to the Vatciaan

Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma

Website: http://www.castelsantangelo.com/

Villa Borghese

  • largest park in Rome
  • place of the World Exhibition in 1911
  • also called "park of museum'
  • perfect refuge for the crowds of the city

Address: Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma

Website: http://galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it/it

Spanish Steps

  • magnificent steps of the church Trinita dei Monti
  • poplulaire meeting point of local residents
  • dating from the 18th century (early rococo)
  • yearly papal floral tribute on 8 december

Address: Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma

Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/piazza-di-spagna?lang=en