Rome, the capital city of Italy, is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its origin could be traced back to 750 BC, but scientific evidence suggests that it was inhabited even before that. Hence, it has been the epicenter of several historically important events, and is responsible for the western culture that we see today. Below are some of the most important historical places that you must visit on your Rome private tours.
The Colosseum is undoubtedly the most famous attraction of Rome. It is also a standing example of the brilliant Roman architecture. It took ten years to complete the amphitheatre, but it had the grandeur that no other building could claim at that time. With a seating capacity of 50,000 and windows spanning 160 feet of height, it was indeed a spectacle of the prehistoric time.
This is also referred to as the “Hole of Rome”, and is a keyhole that gives a spectacular view of Rome. You can get to the place by reaching Aventine Hill and then walking down through Di Santa Sabina.
The Pantheon was built as a place of worship of the pagan gods of Rome. The building is also one of the best-preserved buildings in the city. The facility has 16 granite columns, which serve as the porch of the dome. It is yet another thing that today’s engineers unanimously maintain because this unsupported dome structure is impossible to reproduce.
This is an eighteenth-century construction, which consists of three flights of stairs. Though they are locally known as “scalinata”, they are more famous by the name “Spanish steps”. The landings of the steps represent the Trinity and the very top of the staircase will give you a bird’s eye view of the city of Rome. You can sit there, enjoying the piazza, and feeling alive in Rome.
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is referred to as the “mother of all churches”. The church was commissioned by Constantine as a dedicated church to the Apostle Peter. After the original church was destroyed in the 16th Century, the present day church was built. You can visit Peter’s tomb as part of your Rome guided tours. It is also possible to climb the stairs for 5 Euros to get a panoramic view of the area.