the Colosseum in RomeRome, Italy

Rome is situated on the west coast of Italy, and is heaven to anybody with the faintest interest in history or historical architecture. The place wasn't built in a day, and there is lots to see - from the Vatican to the Colosseum. Rome is situated in the Latinum region of Italy, of which it is the capital.

What I want to do in Rome

Vatican City

See the obelisk from the Circus of Nero.
St Peter's Basilica, and climb to the top of the dome and see the views.
Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museum.


The Colosseum was inaugurated in 79AD by Titus, and was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Construction started around 70AD under the Emperor Vespasian. The Colosseum was used for public spectacles & gladitorial contests.

Trevi Fountain

The fountain was completed in 1762, after an architectural competition was held by Pope Clement XII for a new fountain in 1732.

The Pantheon

Built in 125AD, the Pantheon was originally a temple to the 12 most important Gods. I want to visit, and reflect on what all this building has seen over almost 2000 years. The dome's diameter is equal to its hight from the floor.

Castel Sant'Angelo

Originally built by Hadrian as a mausoleum, it was later converted into a Papal fortress.

Vittoriano Monument

Take a lift to the top of the monument and get a view of the City.

Palatine Hill.

Villa Borghese.

Palatine Hill to Colosseum to Vittoriano Monument

Take a walk from Palatine Hill to the Colosseum, and then along the Via dei Fori Imperiali from the Colosseum to the Monument of Vittoriano on Capitoline Hill. After passing the Colosseum, see:

Arch of Septimius Severus & Curia Julia

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Via dei Fori Imperiali Street in Rome, Italy

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