Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma, Italy
One of the best preserved ancient Roman structures, building began under the Emperor Augustus. The dome is one of the largest unreinforced and the oculus at the center provides the main source of light within, with a reverse sundial effect.
Piazza Navona, Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma, Italy
A beautiful square with intricate fountains, (sometimes) live music, and many cafés. In ancient times the Romans would come and watch the games here.
Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma, Italy
One of the most beautiful and famous fountains of the world. Ultra crowded, but if you can block it all out, astoundingly beautiful. Have a coin hand to throw with your right hand over your left shoulder. About 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain daily, the money is used to feed the deprived of the city.
Bocca Della Verita, Piazza della Bocca della Verita, Ripa, Rome, Italy
The English translation is ‘hand of truth’ and it is said if a liar puts their hand in the mouth – they will lose it. You may have seen reference to the statue in the movie Roman Holiday, but even if you haven’t heard of it, the legend and sight is pretty neat on its own. There will most likely be a line to try it out for yourself!
Capitoline Museums, Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma, Italy
Ancient Roman sculptures, mosaics, and paintings galore – history is brought to life here! This is one of the world’s oldest public museums tracing its heritage back to 1471. It’s a bit of a maze trying to find the place, and trying to find your way around the place, but if you are a lover of art and history there is no better setting.