Have you ever wanted to visit Italy?
Italy is the home of ancient civilization from thousands of years ago, and Rome, its capital, was the capital of the old world. Today, it’s one of the most visited cities in Europe, along with Paris and Amsterdam. If you ever thought about visiting but weren’t sure if it would be worth your time, here’s a list of some of the top destinations in Rome and surrounding Italy you need to check out next summer. I’ve compiled this list from my own experiences visiting, and while these locations are far from the only ones, they left an impression on me.
1. The Colosseum
Let’s start the list off with one location you have heard of and probably seen in movies. The historical colosseum is a monument to ancient warrior culture and events. It had the capacity of 50 thousand spectators and held games and championships in combat. It was also an amphitheater, the biggest one in the ancient world. A lot of blood was shed in the arena in gladiatorial fights with animals, but today it’s a relic of the old times. The visit costs a bit of money, and you will need to wait a few hours to enter if you’re visiting during the primary season, but you can save a lot of money by getting a good deal on a ticket online.
2. The Palatine Hill
The Palatine Hill is a mythological place where Rome was initially founded according to Roman