Here are a few popular sites to see in Rome, Italy.
The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is a giant amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome. Originally capable of seating 50,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It was built between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian.
The Basilica of Saint Peter is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City. Michaelangelo’s dome is also the dominant feature of the Roman skyline.
The Pantheon is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome, but which has been a Christian church since the 7th century. It is the best-preserved of all Roman buildings and the oldest important building in the world with its original roof intact.
The Spanish Steps is a set of stairs in Rome, ramping a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, with the church under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France, Trinità dei Monti, above. The monumental stairway, of 138 steps, was built in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish embassy to the Holy See, today still located in the piazza below, with the Trinità dei Monti church above.
Contributed by Kevin.