Rome is a paradise, a paradise made of stone. Wherever you go, you will stumble upon a magnificent work of architecture. This regal city is a haven of stunning piazzas, fetching fountains and grand monuments. These splendid pieces of architecture are flooded with tourists, filmmakers, photographers and artists from around the globe.
This warm Italian city houses 280 enticing fountains, of which most resemble theatre stages. These structures are fine examples of Italian’s love for refined entertainment and luxury. The one particular fountain that stands apart is the Fontana di Trevi (the Trevi Fountain). This striking fountain is the largest and most acclaimed Roman Baroque fountain. It features God of the sea – Neptun. The first-storey has the statue of a legendary virgin after whom the fountain was named, pointing to the spring of water.
It is widely believed that if you throw money over your shoulder into the fountain, you will come back to the city again. Every single day, The Trevi fountain supposedly gets 3,000 euros thrown in it. Besides, there are so many enthralling fountains that populate the eternal city such as the Fontana delle Naiadi, the Fontana dell’ Acqua Paola and the Fountain of St. Peter’s Square. Some of the must-visit piazzas are the grand oval shaped Piazza Novana, Piazza Venezia in pristine white marble and the entrance to Vatican, the Piazza San Pietro.
Another celebrated Roman architectural wonder is the great Colosseum. Emperor Vespasian began the construction of this monument and eventually, his son Titus finished and opened the largest amphitheatre in Rome. It was built to entertain elites and common folks with plays, gladiator matches and fierce physical games. The amphitheatre accommodated nearly 55,000 spectators. Actually, it was a way to distract people from the destructive path the city had taken at that time. After the great fire, the Colosseum remained as the greatest and haunting ruin of all time. This architectural structure served as the backdrop for famous plays during the era of romanticism. The other spectacular Roman monuments are Circus Maximus, Domus Aurea and Roman Forum.
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