The Colosseum
"As long as the Colosseum, there will Rome when the Colosseum falls, Rome will also fall, but when Rome falls, the world will fall"

What to see in Rome
WHAT TO DO IN ROME In this section of the site we want to give some suggestions on how to better visit Rome.
We give some practical advice to visit the most famous monuments: the time it takes, how to avoid long queues, how to get from airports or train stations, etc.
We also see other places or attractions to visit in addition to the classical monuments: from the most beautiful churches to the most interesting exhibitions, to the most evocative and less known places in Rome.

The Colosseum area Obviously you can not visit Rome without having seen its symbolic monument, the Colosseum, and the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill; the place where April 21 of 753 BC Romulus founded the city.
Consider that, regardless of the type and option you choose, the ticket for the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and Palatine is unique and also applies the day after the first stamp.
So you can also decide to see the Colosseum one day and the next day Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (or vice versa).

Tips:
1. to avoid long things at the entrance buy the ticket skip the queue ( Here ) or enter times with fewer people, at lunchtime or in the late afternoon
2. to access the Roman Forum , use the access from Largo Corrado Ricci (on via dei Fori Imperiali) because the access in front of the Colosseum, of course, is always very crowded.
3. take the guided tour , it will take you more time (almost the whole day between Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill) but there allows you to know as much as possible the most places important in Rome ( here the various types of guided tours available )


Not recommended
Although the first Sunday of each month the entrance to the Colosseum is free, I do not recommend going because you can imagine, the queue at the entrance is very long (you can not book online) and then within the site there are so many people that it is difficult to fully enjoy the monument.

Nearby
Once you have visited the Colosseum, the Forum and the Palatine you can make one relaxing break on the large Circo Massimo lawn or in the splendid Villa Celimontana, located on the Celio hill a few steps from the Colosseum.
Also near the Flavian Amphitheater, then, you can visit, in an hour or two, the Domus Area of ??Nerone or the splendid Basilica of San Clemente . In this case, even if they are paid, you must absolutely visit the underground that are really very impressive. Otherwise, from the Colosseum, you can walk along Via dei ss. four crowned , visit the basilica that gives its name to the road and arrive to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano

The IMPERIAL FORUMS AND THE CAPITOL Not to be missed is the Journey to the Forums , a beautiful multimedia show, which from April to mid-November, staged, almost every evening, on the ruins of the Fora di Augusto and Cesare, the history of these splendid and imposing  monuments.
All told by the voice of Piero Angela.  ( For info and booking )

 
  The Campidoglio
 Seat of the Municipality, as well as one of the seven hills of Rome, you can get there from Via dei Fori Imperiali (the road that connects the Colosseum to Piazza Venezia),  along a small slope facing the Forum of Augustus, or from the right side of Piazza Venezia, along the main climb that  leads right to Piazza del Campidoglio.
 Where, in the center, you will find the great statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback and at the back   the statue of the Goddess Roma.
  Do not miss the view over the Roman Forum, the splendid Basilica of S. Maria in Aracoeli and a visit to the Capitoline Museums ,   where among other things you will find the original of the statue of Marcus Aurelius which is in the square and   a large bronze statue of the Lupa Capitolina with the twins Romulus and Remus. ( you can get your ticket here )

The Old Town Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the historic center of Rome with its squares, fountains, churches, etc. it is practically a large open-air museum.
In addition to the famous Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, to visit is definitely Campo de' Fiori with its market (open every morning) and the beautiful statue of the philosopher Giordano Bruno in the middle of the square.
From Via del Babuino, between P.za di Spagna and P.za del Popolo, instead, you get to Via Margutta , the street of the artists, full of shops artisans and art galleries, and where 2-3 times a year is also held the Exhibition of 100 painters .


Churches and fountains
From the twin churches in P.za del Popolo to the church of Sant'Agnese in Piazza Navona, to the same Pantheon or along Via del Corso where there are three the historic center of Rome is full of churches, and all are beautiful. Whenever you walk through the center, you meet a church, enter it and you will not be disappointed!
In addition to the aforementioned S. Maria sopra Minerva, we recommend seeing the church of S. Ignazio da Lojola, with its "fake dome" a few meters from the Pantheon going towards via del Corso.
The same applies to the fountains, including the Fontana del Tritone in P.za Barberini, the beautiful Fontana delle Tartarughe and, of course, one that can easily be considered the most beautiful fountain in the world: Trevi Fountain


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