This arena built in 80 AD is the symbol of Rome.
Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum is known for gladiatorial fights and public shows such as re-enactments of famous battles, animal hunts, executions, and dramas based on mythology.
Piazza di Spagna, at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, owes its name to the Palazzo di Spagna ( Palace of Spain ), seat of the Embassy of Spain among the Holy See.
Located on top of the steps, Trinità dei Monti ( Trinity of the mountains ) is an elegant church from 16th century.
This street, close to the “Spanish Steps”, is heaven for shopaholics and for window shoppers.
Most of Italian fashion designers have a boutique here.
Careful though, a purse can cost up to 13000 Euros.
Rome’s best known fountain appears in an iconic scene of Federico Fellini’s movie “La Dolce Vita” starring Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni.
Famous for coin throwing (an estimated 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day ), copied by the Caesar Palace Casino in Las Vegas, USA.
This square used to be a stadium during Roman Empire. Her shape still reminds of that period.
Rome seen from one of the hills surrounding the city
Papal Basilica of Saint Peter, Vatican City.
The major site of Christianity, it is traditionally the burial site of its titular Saint Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to Catholic Tradition, the first Pope. His tomb is below the baldachin and altar.