Radio personality, television presenter and newspaper columnist Kuli Roberts is known for her fierce energy on and off the airwaves and screen and based on her Rome vacation pictures on Instagram, she’s certainly making it felt in the Eternal City. Taking in the city’s architecture, history, art and cuisine, Roberts is currently enjoying every moment and sharing snaps from some of the city’s most iconic, must-see sights. Inspired by her adventure, we bring you a round-up of things to see in Rome, from the Vatican City to the world-famous Pompi II Regno pastry shop.
Commonly known as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope’s home, the Vatican City is a majestic city-state that boasts history, romance and architecture, all accented by incredible art. Walk through the world-famous St Peter’s Square, see the “Laocoön and His Sons” and much more.
Built in AD 70-72, the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is situated in the centre of the city of Rome and stands as one of the world’s most iconic structures made of stone. The historic round amphitheatre, which could seat between 50 000 to 80 000 people was built as a gift to the people of Rome by Emperor Vespasian.
Fontana Di Trevi
Revered as one of the world’s most beautiful fountains, Fontana Di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain, is as synonymous with Rome as it is a beautiful masterpiece by architect Nicola Salvi, which was later completed by Pietro Bracci. The fountain’s façade is said to have been inspired by and depicts the discovery of a pure water source, by Romans assisted by a virgin.
Scattered around the city, the Vatican Museums are Romes ultimate displays of artistic greatness. From Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel which needs little introduction to grand monuments at the Vatican Gardens the museums are filled with an incredible collection of artworkscollected by the various Popes over the years.
Described as an attempt to “be the image of an artistic and cultural revival for the neighborhood and for Rome,” the Teatro Orione is a must see. Try to catch one of the theatre’s offerings at this cultural icon, where opera and cinema have been showcased for decades.