Rome is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in the world. Aside from its great food and being the home of the Pope, Rome has so much to see all across the city. When you arrive, you might feel overwhelmed by all there is to do, but with a couple things in mind you will know just where to start. After enjoying a nice cannoli or a slice of traditional pizza, you will be ready take on the attractions below while cutting some slack on your wallet.
1. The Pantheon
Dedicated to all the gods of Ancient Rome, the Roman Pantheon is a classic site to see. To this day, its dome top is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. As you walk through its eight pillars and inside, you will be presented with statues, historical tombs, and the natural spotlight from the open dome above. Your head will constantly be on a swivel, as you won’t want to stop looking at every inch of the striking interior. Even with the massive amount of people that will most likely be inside, it is still powerful to think that you are standing in one of most historically significant buildings in Rome.
2. Trevi Fountain
If you think about throwing pennies into the fountain as a kid, this next spot in Rome is sure to take that feeling to the next level. Visiting the Trevi Fountain is something you will never forget, as you will instantly fall in love with the cascading water that falls over the stunning, white architecture. It is such a massive fountain, giving reason as to why it is one of most highly recognized fountains in the world. Make sure to bring plenty of pennies to this fountain, as you will definitely want to remember how you threw one in to the famous Trevi Fountain.
3. Victor Emmanuel National Monument
Thinking that the Trevi Fountain was huge, you have not seen anything until you visit the Victor Emmanuel National Monument. Its enormous marble structure stands at over 400 feet wide and over 200 feet tall. The monument is actually so large, that there has been controversy about whether or not the structure is too outrageous in size. But alas, regardless of any local discontent, the National Monument for Victor Emmanuel (first King of unified Italy) is one of the most awe-inspiring sites for anyone travelling through Rome.
Hopefully this gives a good insight on where to start in Rome, Italy. You really cannot go wrong in this city, especially if the three stops above are part of your itinerary.