These 15 monuments make Rome truly monumental!

The colosseum is the unmissable symbol of Rome. A circus or a sports arena, depending on when you slice history, it offers unique insights into the workings of Ancient Rome. The history of the structure and how it was almost destroyed on many occasions is both fascinating and intriguing.

Located close to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum at its peak could hold between 50-80,000 spectators. It was used for gladiatorial contests, re-enactments of battles and public spectacles.

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The Pantheon was used as a tomb during the Renaissance years, many painters, composers and architects were laid to rest there.

During the 15th century paintings were brought into the Pantheon, the most well known is the Annunciation by Melozzo da Forli. Many architects and artists looked to the Pantheon for inspiration to their own works.

It has rich historical significance to the city which makes it the 2nd most popular attraction in Rome. Read the details for interesting facts.More Details>
This world famous, iconic fountain marks the end point of one of the aqueducts which used to supply water to the ancient city of Rome. If not for anything, visit to just take in the atmosphere.

The fountain is a work of art in itself, with its striking backdrop of the Palazzo Poli and its sculptures which are an attraction and discussion point unto themselves.

Millions of coins are tossed into the Trevi every year, each toss for a reason. The Trevi has been in many films over the decades and continues to be must-visit spot on a visit to Rome. Read on to learn about the famous coin tossing tradition.More Details>
The church is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the city, it still retains the original ancient blueprint but the majority of the exterior dates back to the 18th century. There is however a visible part of the original early Christian Basilica which can be seen from Via dell'Esquilino. The interior is typical of 5th century Rome with a wide nave, side aisles and the rounded apse. More Details>
The Piazza Navona is a lively square with plenty of bars, shops, restaurants and gelaterias. It is a lovely place to pass the time while admiring the majesty of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, the exquisite Bernini sculptures which surround it and the hard to miss Egyptian Obelisk.More Details>
Basilica San Clemente allows you to step back in time and discover the history, architecture and uncover the basilica of the 4th century. Then head underground to explore the ancient pagan temple. The mosaics, frescoes and artworks enable you to see the different stages of history and the changing face of the structures throughout the centuries.More Details>
A beautiful church containing a wide variety of mosaic work and frescoes which are well worth seeing. The domed ceiling is absolutely stunning and so well preserved. A grand church with lots to see and a pretty fountain outside which you can sit around and admire the detail of the exterior at your leisure.More Details>
If you wish to gain a good idea of the actual scale of the Baths of Caracalla it is well worth a visit, the history behind the building of the baths and how many materials were actually used to complete them is incredibly interesting. The actual area of the baths was also home to a complex of shops, gardens, reading rooms, perfumeries, cafeterias, music pavilions and a museum.More Details>
Visit Circus Maximus to gain a full understanding of how the Roman people would view the chariot racing and the Ludi. It has an interesting history and great open spaces although you do need to bring your imagination with you. It's a great place for a picnic and to bring the children for a relaxing view of what used to be the liveliest place in the city.More Details>
Visit the Altar of the Fatherland simply for the fact that it is unlike many other buildings in the city, it has a fascinating history you can view the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll through the impressive colonnades and even visit the Museum of Italian Reunification. The pi?ce de r?sistance has to be the splendour of the view from the rooftop which affords some of the best views in Rome.More Details>
If you are in Piazza del Popolo visit the twin churches they are slightly different, the church plans were designed by Rainaldi, revised by Bernini and completed by Carlo Fontana, the belfry was added in the 18th century. Bernini's influence can be seen in the exterior saint statues.More Details>
Visit as part of your excursion to the Via Appia Antica as there are many ancient places of interest to see on the way. This underground Catacomb complex has several areas, the area of the Popes was named "the Little Vatican" and was the official burial place of nine popes. The Crypt of Cecilia the patron saint of music also tells a fascinating story. The galleries and frescoes throughout the catacombs date back to the 3d century and shouldn't be missed.More Details>
If you have an interest in Italian history and government affairs then come to visit Quirinal Palace. It was constructed by Pope Gregory XIII as a summer residence in 1583. The palace has the main building built around a wonderful courtyard, apartments and offices of the head of state are on the long side of the building. The opportunity to visit The Hall of the Zodiac, The Grand Ballroom and walk the Mascarino Staircase will ensure you follow in the footsteps of many Popes, Kings and world leaders.More Details>
If you want to see the site which has seen a lot of history you should visit Largo di Torre Argentina. From the temple sites to the place where Julius Caesar was killed to the cat sanctuary and place where famous operas had their opening nights, there really is something for everyone here. More Details>
Today visitors can enjoy a stroll in Michelangelo's Cloister of the Charterhouse and the tomb of the Platorini which is decorated with wonderful stuccoes and frescoes and many of the interior and exterior structures and sculptures.More Details>

Map : Monuments And Landmarks

Address Details

1 : Roman Colosseum
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184, Rome

2 : Pantheon
Piazza della Rotonda, 00186, Rome

3 : Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi, 00187, Rome

4 : Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 42, 00100, Rome

5 : St Clement Basilica
Via Labicana, 95, 00184, Rome

6 : Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere
Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, 00153, Rome

7 : Baths of Caracalla
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome

8 : Circus Maximus
Via del Circo Massimo, 00186, Rome

9 : Altar of the Fatherland
Piazza Venezia, 00186, Rome

10 : Santa Maria in Montesanto
Piazza del Popolo, Rome

11 : Catacombs of St. Callixtus
Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179, Rome

12 : Quirinal Palace
Piazza del Quirinale, 00187, Rome

13 : Largo di Torre Argentina
Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186, Rome

14 : Baths of Diocletian
Museo Nazionale Romano, Viale Enrico De Nicola, 00185, Rome

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