When in Rome, do as the Romans do and see the top 20 things to do in Rome
As a more than two and a half thousand year old city, Rome is filled with places of historical importance. The city was not only the capital and central part of the Roman Empire, but a major city throughout history. This was especially so during the Renaissance era and even during the World Wars. As the centre of the Roman Catholic Church, it also serves as a hub for christians. Even today, Rome is one of the most populated cities in Europe, and the city preserved most of its original glory and the historical buildings. For there reasons, the city is very famous as a tourist spot. Without further ado, here are the top 20 things to do and things to do in Rome.
We can’t start this list without mentioning one of the most inonic places in Rome, the Colosseum. This amphitheatre was built almost two thousand years ago and has become a synonym for Rome itself, as a symbol of the city and its history. The structure was used for regular peformances, gladiatoral contests (sometimes with animals), and even for execution. The building was damaged by both stone robbers and earthquakes throughout the years, but most of it is still intact, and a hugely popular attraction for tourists.
16. Roman Forum
The Roman Forum was once one of the most important gathering places for the Roman citizens. Although the place is mostly in ruins, the structures original purposes can be guessed. There are lots of other buildings that surround the central area as well, such as shrines and governmental buildings. Visiting place is free of charge, which gives even more reason to see it, next to its ancient glory.