Em's Ancient Attractions
Travel Brochure by Emily Prichard
The Colosseum of Rome
Ancient Rome's huge ampitheater, holding up to 55,000 people, once was the home of the thousands of animal fights. Today you may see men dressed in gladiatorial costume as you walk between the Colosseum and the nearby Arch of Constantine, built in AD 315.
Rome's Pantheon, the temple of all the gods, was built between AD 118-125 by Emperor Hadrian. Admission is free. The Pantheon is the best preserved building of ancient Rome and today is surrounded by a pleasant and lively piazza, a nice place to sit in the evening and enjoy a drink. Perfect for a date night.
The ancient Roman Forum is a huge complex of ruined temples, basilicas, and arches. It was the ceremonial, legal, social, and business center of ancient Rome To get a good view, walk up the Capitoline Hill behind the museums. Give yourself a good amount of time to wander around, then continue up to the Palatine Hill.
Originally built as a sports stadium for contests. Now home to three ancient fountains, a beautiful work of art. The much-touted ice-cream dessert, tartufo, is said to have originated here and you can still try it in the cafes as a splurge.
Baths of Diocletian
At one time covering 32 acres of land, the bath of Diocletian are now a part of the National Roman Museum. Public bath systems once used in Ancient times.
Known as the world's oldest shopping mall, with marble floors and remains of a library.
The Arch of Constantine
The Arch of Constantine was a triumphal arch built by the Emperor Constantine the Great in 315AD.
The Capuchin Crypt
The Capuchin Crypt in Rome is an eerie underground vault, located beneath a medieval church, which contains the macabre remains of 4,000 Capuchin monks.
One of the most famous historic sites in Rome, the Circus Maximus was the main sports stadium of Ancient Rome.
An important historical attraction in Rome, the Flavian Palace on the Palatine Hill was where Roman emperors held official functions.
Forum of Ceasar
The Forum of Caesar was the first of the Imperial Forums built in Ancient Rome.