5 top sights in Rome

Mihail Marinov
Rome’s most visited points are very well known all over the world. Almost everyone has at least a bit of knowledge for the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican City, and the other landmarks of the Italian capital. However, you would probably be anxious to learn some extremely interesting facts about these sights, connected with their history, interior and features. So here we go:

Nowadays, buildings are being designed by an architect, who is responsible for everything in terms of their structure, exterior, material usage, etc. You might think that it was the same during the ancient times - famous buildings were projected by the top architects. Well, if we talk about the Colosseum, this is completely false. Can you imagine that this impressive construction was designed by a Roman poet, called Virgil? Another fascinating thing is that the Colosseum has 80 entrances and is capable of accommodating up to 50 000 visitors. We have also to mention that it took only 10 years for Romans to finish this extraordinary phenomenon! Isn’t it a unique place?

Located in the Quirinale district of Rome, the Trevi Fountain is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. This is understandable, but if gambling didn’t exist, we wouldn’t have the chance to enjoy this sight’s looks. Why is that? The reason is that there was used the third extraction from a lotto game for acquiring the necessary amount of finances to begin the building process.

The Vatican City holds the record for the smallest landmass, covering an area of only 0.44 square meters. It is an extraordinary fact that the Holy City, as they called it, does not have an official language. Here you can meet people, who are native in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. The Vatican Palaces consist of several connected buildings, with approximately 1000 rooms. Within the palaces, there are apartments, chapels, museums, meeting rooms, and government offices. As a whole, we could say that the Vatican is not а top point of tourists interest only because of its outside looks, but also due to its complete essence.

Piazza Navona is considered to be one of the most beautiful squares worldwide. Probably the biggest treasure of this place are the gorgeous fountains, which has unique looks and history. For example, the Fountain of the four rivers was constructed between 1647 and 1651, and consists of four figures, each representing a river, from the four continents, known by this time - Nile (Africa), Ganges (China), Danube (Europe), and Rio della Plata (The Americas). The other fountains are also worth visiting because each of them tells a story about the past of the Roman Empire.

Almost 2000 years after its construction Rome’s Pantheon is still a fascinating building, which is worth visiting. It has a unique design, remarkable architecture that creates a nice, harmonious atmosphere.
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