Ancient history is fascinating, and even more so when you can see, touch and experience things as they once were. Ancient Roman buildings have been well preserved in Rome and their stories live on to this day. Tourists in search of history travel here to breathe in the air of the Roman Empire and learn from the ancients. There are many hotels in Rome close to the tourist hotspots, so book now and be sure not to miss these wonders of the ancient world.
The iconic structure of the Colosseum is the first thing people think of when they hear the words, ancient Rome. Home of the gladiators, and all the pomp and ceremony of the Roman Empire this is the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire. Lions, men and thieves all fought here before crowds of roman citizens, and it is now one of the most visited relics in the city. Plan to spend a while here as it gets very busy and there is a lot to see.
This building is 2000 years old, and still standing tall and strong. The dome remains the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome with the centre open to the sky. First built as a temple to the Gods of ancient Rome, the Catholic Church now uses it and the building is open to the public. This magnificent building is easily identifiable by the large granite pillars at the front of the building.
One of the top visited places in Rome the Roman Forum was the epicentre of Roman life. This was where markets were held and people built their lives. Now mostly in ruins it is worth joining one of the free tours of the vicinity to get an idea of where everything would have been and visualise it as it was in its day.
Experience living breathing history as you walk across the stage of the Colosseum, or look up to the heavens through the Pantheon. Keep at the front of your mind throughout the age of these structures, as it’s easy to forget given how well preserved they are. Find a hotel and visit the unique and incredible city of Rome.