Party Earth Review The magnificent Pantheon is emblematic of everything that is great about Rome, its architecture, and its history. Built almost two thousand years ago as a pagan temple, the Pantheon has been in continuous use ever since and is the most well-preserved monument of the ancient city. For 1200 years – until the construction ... more
Piazza della Rotonda
Landmark / Shopping Area
Party Earth Review Heralded and admired by the likes of John Keats, Mary Shelley, and Casanova himself, the Piazza di Spagna is a beautiful square noted for the famous Spanish Steps leading up to the Trinità dei Monti church. Nowadays, the steps are usually crowded with tourists and stylish young Italians who gather to mingle and flirt, while ... more
Piazza di Spagna
Landmark / Square
Party Earth Review During the day and early evening, Piazza Navona is a virtual circus of sightseers, vendors, artists, and street performers that attracts a touristy, family-oriented crowd – but it’s always worth a stroll through to check out the performances and browse the makeshift galleries set up by local artists. The long oval piazza ... more
Being one of the oldest cities in the Western world, it comes as no surprise that Rome is full of fascinating historical and cultural landmarks. From ancient monuments to sprawling plazas, there is no shortage of sights to see in this classic city.
Rome’s historical landmarks are some of the most impressive sights in the city, if only because of their age. The Pantheon, constructed two thousand years ago, was built as a pagan temple and has remained one of Rome’s most preserved monuments. Perhaps more impressive, as a result of its size, is the Colosseum. The ancient amphitheater could seat over 50,000 people and was the site of courageous combats between gladiators.
For those who prefer a little less history and a little more casual strolling, Rome is littered with plazas and parks perfect for strolling, shopping, and simply absorbing the city’s glory. Piazza di Spagna is both a high-end shopping district and a feat of architecture. A climb up the famed Spanish Steps provides a panoramic view of the city and prime people watching.
And of course, a visit to The Eternal City wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Vatican. Spending a few moments in the center of St. Peter’s Square is an awe-inspiring experience and not to be missed.
To try to boil down Rome’s landmarks to a few sentences is impossible. The city is overflowing with historical vigor, architectural beauty, and myriad things to see or do on any given day.