Based on a photo by: Martin Baló
Rome, the capital of Italy, is a city that is sure to inspire any visitor to its streets and squares. Here some places you should consider to visit when planning a trip to the Eternal city.
Squares like the Piazza Navona, with its fountains and Baroque Roman architecture are sure to make a big impression. For example, in the centre of this square is the Fountain of Four Rivers that is topped by an eye-catching obelisk. As a point of interest, Rome has as many as eight ancient Egyptian and five Roman obelisks.
Photo by: Dan Masa
History and mythology comes alive in Rome
Rome is a wonderful location for photographic inspiration and for painters and poets too. Its massive open spaces hold so many references to the past, surrounded as they are by historic buildings and adorned with sculptures, statues and fountains. Figures from mythology, gods, goddesses and legendary beasts, such as winged horses, are brought to life in the Classical, Medieval, Baroque and Neoclassical style.
Photo by: Dan Masa
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain (“Fontana di Trevi”) of Rome is one of the most famous fountains in the world and has featured in films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita
Also amongst the sights of Rome are its famous bridges across the River Tiber. Ponte Cestio and Ponte Sant’Angelo are two of the still surviving ancient Roman bridges. The bridges not only link one side of the river with the other but form a link with the past.
Photo by: Stefano Corso
Rome is a city that holds so very many visual attractions and is a wonderful place to explore on foot or as part of a guided tour. The city, of course, has many hotels and is an excellent place to make your base for a holiday in Italy. It is hardly surprising that Rome is one of the most important tourist destinations in the whole world.