Rome is one of those cities that has protected its roots and, at times, can seem suspended in the past. But alongside, modern life bustles around the framework of buildings, some of which are centuries old. Travellers who venture to this rich and passionate city can take the opportunity to observe many of these incredible buildings, whether staying in a luxurious Rome design hotel or simply walking through the historical streets. The art and mystery are in the details, and there are several landmarks that should be seen especially by those with an interest in architecture.
Explore history at the Pantheon and Colosseum
A perfect place to start getting to know the architecture of Rome is at the Colosseum. A famous landmark recognised by visitors worldwide, this iconic spot is more than 2,000 years old and, in days gone by, hosted ancient gladiator games pitting mens strength against each other and powerful animals. Those staying in a nearby Rome design hotel can walk to the site and you may want to try an audio tour to learn more about its thrilling past and incredible journey to completion.
In the same vein, the Pantheon is another impressive sight to behold, with a similar double millennia history. Its well preserved and stands as a spiritual monument to Romes culture, history and tradition. It may be best enjoyed with a tour at your own pace, but audio and private tours are available for those who wish to delve further. Out in front are plenty of cafes and places to relax in the piazza.
People watch at the Trevi Fountain
Fountains are a universal symbol of relaxation, and this famous one is wonderfully soothing, with the combination of gently flowing water and smooth marble statues. Locals and tourists alike gather at the Trevi Fountain to admire its beauty and indulge in a cool breeze. It is arguably the most intricate and beautiful fountain on the planet, and is completed in a Baroque style design. The fountain was completed in the 1700s and is now a place of luck for those who throw coins in the water.
Be amazed at religious architectural relics
Churches, like many Rome design hotels in the city, have amazing details in their architecture that connect them to their spirituality. Although St. Peters Bascilica is not strictly speaking in Rome (as the Vatican City is technically separate), it is a major landmark. The sheer size and magnitude of the structure is enough to mesmerise and, if you’re lucky, you can experience the elaborate masses, weddings and ceremonies that take place from time to time. Spend time at the Sistine Chapel, which has a stunning ceiling covered with intricate religious paintings. The artwork dates back to the 1400s and is more than 130 feet in length.