Rome, also referred to as the city of Roma in Italian, is a city full of rich history, massive landmarks, and overwhelming beauty. It makes you wonder how this small settlement near the river Tiber turned out to have significance for power, culture, and influence today. The imperial city is full of remarkable gems of history, art, and culture, with asthetic places like the Colosseum, the Pantheon of Rome, the Vatican Gardens, the Hall of Urns, and many other impressive sights to appreciate on a Rome sightseeing adventure.
Other than Rome’s landmarks and gods, what Rome really is known for is its history of over a thousand years. In 753 BC, twins Romulus and Remus found Rome near the Tiber River, and from that small beginning to the Roman Empire, one of the greatest civilizations in the world’s history to rule Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa, Rome has seen some eventful days. And today, Rome is the greatest tourist destination to visit, where millions of people travel from all over the globe to witness what they have once heard or seen on the screens.
Exploring a city and learning about its history will help you experience the essence of its lively local culture and fully immerse yourself in its victorious art and heitage. Undertake a journey at your own pace with Voxcity’s Rome self guided tour for a better understanding of Rome itself, the lifestyle, the food, the culture, the music, and all for a remarkable adventure in Rome. Immerse yourself in Rome’s fascinating past and discover the present city with the ferentic avenues of modern Rome.
Thanks to the ancient monuments from the golden days of Rome and Voxcity's Rome self-guided tour to explore the significance of Rome when it was the center of the Roman state, Rome’s arts and architecture are what make it different from other tourist spots. Places to visit like the Colosseum, Palatine Stadium, Roman Forum, and Domus Augustana make Rome stand out from the rest.
The most famous Roman attraction for visitors is the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater. It was built during the reign of the Flavian Emperor and was presented as a gift to the Romans.
The Colosseum is one of those places of history that are preserved so well that even today they tell the unfolded truths of history. Rome’s great battlefield is still standing tall in all its glory. The Colosseum is known for its majestic stadium-like structure as well as the events that took place within its walls in Roman Empire times. This was the dismal of Roman luxury, where the emperor, his entourage, and the people of Rome would gather to watch the dreadful fights of gladiators. It was a source of entertainment for many in ancient Roman times, where not only humans would fight other humans but animals as well. Humans fighting animals was an essential part of it. Inside the Colosseum are the emperor’s box, the gladiator’s gate, the arena, and the hypogeum.
Palatine Stadium is one of the destinations for the Rome sightseeing experience, as it was the imperial palace for the Roman emperors, where they would spend their time. According to Roman mythology, Palatine Stadium was once a cave where the twins Romulus and Remus were kept alive, and another myth states that Palatine is the place of Hercules’ defeat of Caucus.
Today, the Palatine Stadium is something different; now it has the walls of a stadium, a private garden area, and a long sidewalk to the original portico of the palace.
Palatine Stadium is an eight-minute walk from the Colosseum, as it is in the center of Rome with easy accessibility. The entrance of the Palatine Stadium is at Biglietteria Palatino.
One of ancient Rome's most celebrated achievements is the Roman Forum. With several temples, basilicas, and public spaces, it has grown to be the hub of Roman Empire affairs. It was used to host triumphal processions and elections, as well as public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial contests. Most of its structures were designed in the reign of Julius Caesar and his successor Augustus.
Although there were a variety of forums available in ancient Rome, the Roman Forum became more dominant than other forums due to the addition of the Senate House.
Avail Voxcity’s audio tour to find out more about its tragic history of looting and its unending excavation before heading to the other gem of Rome.
Enhance your Rome’s sightseeing experience with Trevi Fountain. The world's most famous fountain is located in the center of Rome on Piazzi di Trevi, with its grand flamboyant design and the structure of Neptune, the god of the sea, with his horses with wings. Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain, is the meeting point of three roads. It took Nicolaa Salvi, the architect of the Trevi Fountain, 30 years to complete its construction, from 1732 to 1762. Another factor that made the Trevi Fountain famous was that it was featured in several movies, like La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday.
Trevi Fountain is a great source of income as it’s famous for tossing coins in it for the opportunity to visit Rome again. Millions of tourists toss coins in the fountains, and annually, 1.4 million coins are collected from them and donated to needy families. book your tickets now to live a moment of your dreams and don’t forget to toss a coin to visit Rome again.
Rome is a city of grand monuments and rich history, travelers around the world have all eyes on it due to the royalty it portrays. But there are several hidden gems in Rome.
The Vatican Museums is the place where priceless artistic treasures of all times have been gathered by the popes over the centuries. Inside the Vatican Museums are the magnificent private rooms of the pope. Those rooms are now referred to as chapels and are bombarded with several extraordinary art pieces.
The Vatican Museums, located in the Vatican City State, is among the most famous and important museums in the world, making it the center of attention for art admirers and a wondrous place for tourists to discover their inner artist.
You can delve into the history of this significant philosophical site in the center of Vatican City with our audio guided tour of the Vatican Museum. The museum's over 70,000 exhibits, spread over 42,000 square meters, consist of some of the most noteworthy Roman and Italian Renaissance sculptures in existence. On top of that, the famed artist Michelangelo decorated the Sistine Chapel there, one of the top sights of Vatican museums, drawing millions of tourists annually and ranking as the third most visited museum in the world.
St. Peter’s Basilica is a place of rich heritage, Roman art, and spirituality for many locals as well as tourists. In the 4th century, the foundation of St. Peter’s Basilica was laid by Emperor Constantine. It is one of the largest buildings in today’s era and is currently a structure that is 218 meters long and 136 meters high, including the dome.
Because of the magnitude of its exterior and the excellent workmanship of its construction, this basilica is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of Rome. Every year, visitors from all over the world visit its interior to see the greatest sculptures ever created and to appreciate a structure that took centuries to complete.
St. Peter’s Basilica is filled with art pieces by Michelangelo, Bernini, Bramante, and other famous artists of ancient Rome.
The staircase that leads to the French monastery church, Trinita dei Monti, from the Piazza di Spagna square is the Spanish steps that were built between 1502 and 1587 in Rocco style, with 135 steps and three separate terraces that represent the Holy Trinity (the Trinità). The view from the top of the stairs near the Egyptian obelisk is spectacular but shared with hundreds of other tourists.
The official name of the Spanish steps is Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti. When Rome celebrates its anniversary in late April, the Spanish Steps are covered with azalea flowers, and in the spring and on December 8, a holy day for Christians, the statue of Mary at the base of the Spanish Steps is also decorated with flowers.
Discover the majestic hidden gems of Rome with VoxCity’s self-guided tour and begin an absolutely mesmerizing journey of witnessing art, culture, and ultimate beauty.
When in Rome, make sure you have the time of your lifetime with its eternal beauty, landmarks, food, music, people, culture, and Voxcity’s self-guided audio tour for a finer experience. All these things combined make Rome a dream destination for travelers around the world for fascinating sites to see that define the city of ages, a city full of rich history and heritage that every site has a story to tell of its own. Exploring these relics not only offers a peek into times gone by but also nurtures a profound admiration for the artistry and resourcefulness of the ancient Romans.