About Erin J
Lives in Boston
Since Jun 2013
Churches & Cathedrals
Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Government Buildings
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Fountains
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
There are 4 basilicas in Rome, and this is a must-see. Enjoy larger-than-life statues of the apostles, see the oldest working organ in Rome, and enjoy mosaics in this grandiose basilica. There is an ancient Egyptian obelisk in the back that's worth admiring, as well.
As you walk to the Colosseum after visiting the Basilica, look to your right! Inside the church on the corner are a set of marble stairs brought to Rome from Jerusalem. These stairs are said to have been walked on by Jesus before his trial, and attract many pilgrims from around the world.
The Colosseum is a sight to behold, and it's well worth it to take a tour in order to better comprehend the how the Romans once utilized this beautiful arena.
Enjoy a well-earned espresso at this hidden gem in the neighborhood Monti. A quick walk away from the Colosseum, it's a perfect excuse to enjoy one of the more charming neighborhoods of Rome.
Stroll the ancient Roman ruins and enjoy a different view of the city. The heart of Roma Antica, this provides the best understanding of the Roman Empire.
The ancient chariot racing tracks of Rome are now a large field, where locals enjoy concerts as well as mega-screen broadcasts of important soccer matches. It gives you an amazing view of the Palatine hill. The English word "palace" comes from the Palatine, as this is where Roman nobility once lived.
The neighborhood "Testaccio" offers the best pizza in the city, and Da Remo is a delicious spot to rest your now-weary feet.
Wander down the river into the charming neighborhood of Trastevere to enjoy its many bars and piazzas. Here, you will find many people enjoying a drink or two in the middle of the piazzas.
Treat yourself to a delicious gelato at night's end!
The amount of art, quality of architecture, and a plethora of images reserved for textbooks await in this breathtaking museum and church.
Treat yourself to a delicious sandwich in nearby Piazza Risorgimento. The lines are long but move quick - and you'll find its well worth the wait!
Try to walk through this neighborhood on your way to your next site. Narrow cobblestone streets, ample flowers, and street music will charm the senses!
This castle is the mausoleum for late emperor Hadrian. There is a secret passageway leading out of the Vatican to an underground area inside in order to save the Pope, should there ever be any danger!
Piazza Navona is charming, stunning, peaceful and chaotic all at once. By day, local painters set up shop and are eager to show off their works. The Fountain of the 4 Rivers is a must see!
This is simply a must-see. The Pantheon was once located outside of the city center and was a sacred place for all religions - thus accommodating the foreigners in the ancient Eternal City.
This charming piazza and ancient meeting point vends flowers and spices by day, and will delight your senses with its many smells and charming music. The market closes in the afternoon, and the piazza then becomes a happy gathering point.
This lovely park offers a nice reprieve from the rest of the city! Take a paddleboat out on the middle of the lake, enjoy the views of the city, and get lost as you meander through the lanes.
Some of the most stunning sculptures in the city are easily found here - masterpieces by Bernini will enchant you. The gallery is small enough to enjoy the art without being overwhelmed.
The Piazza of the People is a beautiful open air meeting place that is a lovely descent from the Villa Borghese.
Stroll to the Spanish Steps and enjoy the lovely design of the sweeping staircase.
This government building offers beautiful views of the city as well as impressive architecture to enjoy.
Walk down the Street of the 4 Fountains in order to appreciate a beautiful intersection, which provides a nice respite from the commotion of the city.
The beautiful Trevi Fountain is a must-see. While you may have to jostle your way down to the front, it's worth it to enjoy the scene in its full glory. The sculptures are well lit in the evening, making for a rather dramatic view.