Rome is one of those timeless places where modern architecture and ancient ruins co-exist beautifully right in the heart of the city. You can visit contemporary Italian art galleries, explore beautiful medieval basilicas and wander around the remains of a Roman palace - all in one day.
One of the most recognized ancient constructions in the world is the Colosseum, which has even been named one of the New7Wonders of the World! It was completed in 80AD and holds the record of being the largest amphitheatre ever built. They estimate that it once held more than 60,000 spectators and that it was mainly used for gladiator shows. Although it got damaged in fires and earthquakes efforts have been made to preserve it for future
Another major complex of ruins accessible to visitors is the Forum Romanum where you can wander around & discover the remains of temples, basilicas and ancient government
buildings. It's right next to the Colosseum and there are guided tours which offer insights into the architecture, art and everyday life in the Roman Empire.
Come with me on a journey through ancient Rome & check out the pictures below!