Piazza Navona, Rome

Roma, RM 00186

Visit Ancient Rome at the Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

The Piazza Navona is one of Rome’s most important ancient landmarks, an oval-shaped square that once hosted Roman contents, games, chariot races and, eventually, gladiator fights to the death. Today, the Piazza Navona stands as a wondrous testament to Ancient Roman architecture, a giant open space full of baroque architecture and vibrant city life.

For architecture fans, history buffs and lovers of all things beautiful and Roman, the Piazza Navona is a must see! Whether it’s learning about the incredible contests that took place there or gaining a deeper understanding of the square’s impressive architecture, the Piazza Navona is a stunning encapsulation of everything that made, and makes, this city so incredible!

After your visit to the piazza, you’re probably going to want to head to some of Rome’s other famous monuments.

Let’s take a look at some of the experiences that make Rome one of the world’s most beloved cities.

The Colosseum is a must-see, of course

Whether you love Ancient Roman history, are a big Gladiator fan or, well, neither of these things, the Colosseum cannot be missed on any visit to Rome. Even if history isn’t your thing, there is something so mesmerising about stepping out onto the hallowed tiers and overlooking the once great battlefield.

Here, you can truly get a feel for what it would have been like for gladiator and spectator alike, one in fear and the others rejoicing as the emperor casts his vote on whether the loser should live or die. It’s a truly spectacular experience, and one that will stay with you long after you leave those wonderfully-preserved grounds.

A visit to the Vatican

The Vatican City is known as the geographical centre of the Roman Catholic Church, and this alone makes it such a memorable place to visit for pious people from across the world. But it’s also an incredible visit for art lovers, as the confines of the Vatican are home to some of the most instantly recognisable and stunning masterpieces in the world. From Michaelangelo’s The Last Judgement, an incredible fresco that covers the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, to Bernini’s gigantic baldacchino as the centrepiece of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican rightfully holds its place as one of the world’s great art destinations.

Tours run daily of both the Colosseum and Vatican City, with both being truly memorable experiences while in the Eternal City!

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