With so much history packed into the city of Rome, it can be difficult to see it on a short or long trip. Everything from the museums to the churches to the ruins is considered a tourist spot, so if you only have a limited amount of time in the Eternal City, you want to head straight for the top sights.
These are what most consider to be the top sights to see in Rome and what you don’t want to miss out on.
The Colosseum is one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Rome and Europe. Take some time on your trip to view the facade and then head inside for a tour of this stadium where so many Romans flocked to for entertainment.
St. Peter’s Square
Squares and piazzas are the center of the neighborhood and daily life in Italy, and all across Europe. St. Peter’s Square is perhaps the grandest of them all, sitting at the center of Vatican City and the crown jewel of the Vatican. Head here for some international people watching and to take in the grandeur of the Catholic Church.
St. Peter’s Basilica
This historic landmark is one of the best surviving examples of so many different styles of architecture that houses art by some of history’s most famous artists. Regarded as one of the most incredible buildings in the world, be sure to take the trip up to the dome to get the best view of the city.
The Pantheon is one of the best-preserved Roman buildings left, able to be appreciated from the outside and inside. Fortunately, the stones that made up the structure weren’t recycled like so many other Roman buildings. This top sight in Rome is able to be visited in the afternoon while strolling through the heart of the city.
The Spanish Steps
The iconic Spanish Steps have been the setting for some of the most storied and romantic meetups in history. Head to the steps to meet new friends, catch up with old ones, and enjoy an evening.
Trevi Fountain needs to be on your list of top sights in Rome that you have to see. The fountain is not only beautiful, but it holds special importance for tourists who toss a penny in to guarantee a return to Rome.