1. Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Nearly 3,000 euros in coins are thrown in to the Trevi fountain every single day – an incredible amount that attests to the number of visitors it gets every year. To throw your coin correctly, you must use your right hand to throw over your left shoulder as you make a wish, otherwise there’s no chance of it coming true!
To reach the Trevi Fountain on the Hop on Hop Off bus, take Line A and alight at ‘Stop 7 - Fontana di Trevi’.
You couldn’t visit Rome and not come away absolutely awe-struck by the beautiful Colosseum. Built nearly 2000 years ago at the height of the Roman Empire’s power, this beautiful former amphitheatre is still remarkably well preserved for something that has stood for so long. Walk in the footsteps of the Gladiators who proudly went to their victories or their deaths in one of the most iconic buildings on the planet. Of course, you won’t be the only visitors The Colosseum sees that day so if this is an important stop on your trip, upgrade your hop on hop off bus ticket to include skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, guaranteeing you won’t waste any of your precious holiday in the lengthy ticket queues.
To reach the Colosseum on the Hop on Hop Off bus, take Line A or Line B and alight at ‘Stop 3 -Colosseo’.
The Vatican is one of the most visited tourist attractions on the planet with over 25,000 visitors a day, so you know you really can’t miss it. Whether you wish to visit this sacred site for religious reasons, or just to admire and learn more about the beautiful architecture and history of the area, you will not be disappointed by the stunning Vatican City. Don’t miss the Sistine Chapel and in particular it’s ceiling, where you have the rare opportunity to see some of Michealangelo’s stunning art work in real life. If you want to visit the Vatican Musum, upgrade your hop on hop off bus ticket to include skip-the-line access to the museum and save yourself time and money on arrival.
To reach the Vatican on the Hop on Hop Off bus, take Line A or Line B and alight at ‘Stop 6 - Vaticano’.
4. Spanish Steps
The beautiful Spanish Steps, which connect the church on the corner of Pincio and the Piazza di Spagna, was designed and built in 1723 and provide a still provide a great photo opportunity today. Notable points of interest around the steps include the Piazza di Spagna itself, where you’ll find the Warly Baroque Fontana della Barcaccia, and the home of English poet John Keats, who lived and died in an apartment adjacent to the steps in 1821.
To reach the Spanish Steps on the Hop on Hop Off bus, take Line A or Line B and alight at ‘Stop 8 - Piazza Barberini’ or take Line B only and alight at ‘Stop 7 - Piazza di Spagna’.
To see an example of one of the most well-preserved Roman buildings on earth, a visit to The Pantheon is a must. Since the 7th century it has been in constant use as a church, which is pretty impressive as it was originally completed in the year 126 by Emperor Hadrian! Nearly 2,000 years on, its dome is still the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world.
To reach the Pantheon on the Hop on Hop Off bus, take Line A or Line B and alight at ‘Stop 5 – Piazza Venezia’.
6. Piazza del Campidoglio
One of Rome’s most beautiful squares, Piazza del Campidoglio is a great place to stop for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee as you watch the world go by. It was originally designed by Michaelangelo, which explains its aesthetic qualities, and commissioned by the then Pope, so you know no expense was spared in its design. Enjoy the sight of two fantastic palaces, the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo, as well as an elegant staircase named the Cordonata.
To reach the Piazza Campidoglio on the Hop on Hop Off bus, take Line A or Line B and alight at ‘Stop 5 – Piazza Venezia’.
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