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The five most beautiful sights in Rome

Once you start listing the many sights of Rome , you quickly get lost. This is no wonder, after all, Rome is still considered the eternal city today. The center of the former European empire, which traveled from Africa to the deepest steppes of Asia. Although Rome lost more and less importance over the centuries, many of the testimonies of the historical period can still be found today. Rome entices with the Italian joie de vivre surrounded by ancient products and a wonderful culture. Which sights of the eternal city should you definitely have seen? What are the most beautiful places in the city where you can hardly walk ten meters without admiring a historic building?

St. Peter’s Basilica

Rome, St. Peter's Basilica
View of St. Peter’s Basilica, Image: cge2010 / shutterstock

Actually, the Vatican State is not part of Rome at all, but it should be planned for a visit to the city in any case. It can be well worth taking a whole day to explore the wonder of the Papal States in the heart of Rome with St. Peter’s Basilica. It is perhaps one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The tours offered here take you into the inner workings of the holy city. With the right tour guide, you can discover many more of the treasures that have been collected over the course of almost 2000 years and make up the unique magic of this place.

The Pantheon

Rome, Pantheon
The Pantheon, Image: Phant / shutterstock

As one of the best-preserved structures in the city’s ancient history, the Pantheon actually takes the visitor back to the time when Rome was the center of the civilized world. Apart from the impressive history that the building has just passed in Rome, it is also architecturally of a special beauty. The Friday domed building was revolutionary for the time and has posed many a mystery to researchers even in modern times. The interior seems a little bare at first glance, but holds its own secrets and treasures, which are explained and can be discovered by visitors in a tour.

The Roman Forum

Rome, Roman Forum
The Roman Forum, Image: xlizziexx / Pixabay

Even in the time of the Caesars, the Roman Forum was the social center of the city. Parties, tournaments, notices and discussions took place here. Not much has changed since the times of Caesar, Marcus Aurelius and Nero. Since the Romanum has been largely excavated, the historic center has shifted back here. In addition to the countless tourists, it is also the locals who take the opportunity to advertise their goods here or simply come together. People discover the true and vibrant Rome here, while at the same time providing an impressive look at the city’s former history. Similar to the Spanish Steps, however, it should always be taken into account that many people want to see this place.


Rome, Colosseum
The Colosseum, Image: Andrea Izzotti / shutterstock

Admittedly, the beauty of the former arena for gladiators and spectacle is not always apparent at first glance. If you didn’t know any better, you would suspect that this is just another ruin of Rome, of which there are now really enough in the city. But the opportunity to walk through the historic tunnels and have it explained to you how the many – for those times – modern techniques worked, gives a good insight into how far the Romans had already come back then. The spectacle can be felt here as well as the story. An insider tip: Visit the Colosseum at night. Not only are there exclusive events around the Colosseum, but the beauty of the building becomes even more evident in the evening sun or when lit up at night.

Fonte di Trevi

Rome, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Trevi
The Trevi Fountain in Piazza Trevi, Image: Boris Stroujko / shutterstock

The Trevi Fountain should be familiar to most people from film and television. Not only is it a cultural center of the city and perhaps the place where most people can be found over the course of an entire day, but it’s also fraught with a superstition or two. It is said to bring good luck to throw coins into the fountain in the right way. Above all, however, it is a beauty that is located right in the center of the city. So if you are on your way to explore the evening life in the city anyway, you should definitely make the little detour. The wonderful sculptures and the spectacle of light and water make the Fonte di Trevi one of the most beautiful fountains in the world for a reason.