Tourism in Rome
Rome is filled with landscapes and historical sites that attract tourists, such as the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, sunny climate, churches, medieval monuments, and Renaissance remains such as palaces, drawings, sculptures and the famous opera house. The numbers indicate that 60 million people visit Rome every year.
The Vatican in Rome
The Vatican is one of the attractions worth visiting, and the Vatican City is located in Italy, specifically in Rome, it is the smallest country in the world and it is an independent country, it is not open to the public and is guarded by the official Swiss Guard. It is the seat of the Pope, head of the world Catholic Church. The Vatican City houses many important places such as St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza, the Vatican Museum and Gardens. Although the city is not open to all, the church is open to visitors free of charge, but fees must be paid to climb to the top of the dome, and visitors can meet Pope John Paul II. The Vatican contains a library that is one of the oldest in the world, and contains 1.1 million books, 75,000 manuscripts and many historically important collections.
The most important tourist places in Rome
There are many important tourist and historical places in Rome, and the real magic lies in the ability to walk around in Rome on foot, where you can easily reach everywhere, and among these places that can be visited in Rome:
- The Eternal City is the largest open-air museum in Europe.
- Navona Square, which is characterized by the presence of many architectural creations such as the famous Four River Fountain, topped by the Obelisk of Domitian.
- Historic Ponte Sisto Bridge.
- Trastevere, the oldest district in Rome.
- St. Peter’s Basilica, located in the Vatican, is a Renaissance church and one of the largest in the world.
- The Tiber River, on top of which is a bridge covered with statues of angels, and the bridge leads to the Palace of Sant’Angelo.
- Santa Maria Church in Trastevere, one of the oldest Christian churches in Rome
- The Obelisk Obelisk.
- The Colosseum, one of the most popular and attractive sites for tourists in Rome, is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture.
- The Pantheon is an ancient temple, considered the most magnificent in Rome.
- Trevi Fountain, which is one of the most famous fountains in the world, and the money is thrown in it according to an old legend that says: “If visitors throw a coin in the fountain, this will ensure that they return to Rome.”
- Hadrian’s Mausoleum, also commonly known as the Palace of Sant’Angelo, is a legendary tall building, which began as a mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian and his family, and was used as a fortress by the popes, and is currently a museum.