A new survey of Italian locals has found that the most popular tourist attraction is the Colosseum. Over 29% of residents surveyed by a car rental company Autoclick listed the iconic and largest amphitheatre in the world as the place to visit in Rome.
Other popular locations include Old Town, the Imperial Forums, the Trevi Fountain and the Basilica of Saint Peter.
The iconic structure, built in 70""80 AD, is now partially ruined due to earthquake damage and stone-robbers. The Colosseum is a renowned symbol of Imperial Rome and continues to be one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, attracting an average of 4 million tourists a year. It is the world's 39th most popular tourist destination.
Rome is one of the most important and popular tourist destinations of the world, due to the the number of archaeological, historic and cultural attractions. The city receives an average of 7-10 million tourists a year.
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Discover the beauty of Rome, the eternal city, with our special long weekend package. Rome has a lot to offer to those who wants to listen to unique and untold stories. The Sistine Chapel will amaze you as well as the ancient Greek and Roman statues. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was painted by Michelangelo.
People talk about Michelangelo’s figures, inspired by ordinary people and paying particular attention to painting sensual nudes.
You’ll also follow in Roman emperors’ footsteps walking along the historic city centre: from the Colosseum where our guide will recount the gladiators’ life up to the Imperial Fora, Circus Maximus and the Pantheon.