Aesthetically Pleasing Ancient Rome

A short but enjoyful trip to Rome

Rome has many beautiful structural buildings that are known because of its beautiful history behind those.

The Trip to Ancient Rome starts here. I hope you enjoy!

The following buildings may look old but they are very beautiful and historical.

The Colossseum (Colosseo)

The Colosseum has been Rome’s most recognisable building since it was inaugurated in 80 AD. Even at first glance, it is easy to see why the monument has endured—the smooth travertine curves are irresistibly timeless. In its heyday, the stadium would have been even more impressive because each of the now-empty arched openings was once filled with marble statues.

St. Peter's Basilica

Rome may have more than 900 churches, but it is St. Peter's Basilica that reigns supreme among them. The Vatican's basilica is the largest and most opulent church in all of Italy, and a list of the artists who helped create the magnificent structure reads like a who’s who of the Renaissance. Inside you will find Michelangelo's Pieta, Bernini’s lavish bronze altar piece and Bramante's distinctive window-lined dome; it’s hard to know where to look first because every inch of the massive church seems to covered in marble and gold. The exterior of the building is no slouch either, with the square on which its sits surrounded by an enormous colonnade topped with 140 statues.


The Pantheon’s distinctive domed roof is visible from afar when standing at Rome’s best vantage points, but nothing compares to actually stepping inside the striking ancient building. The original temple was built by Marcus Agrippa in 27 BC, but the current structure was created by Emperor Hadrian in 120 AD. The temple was dedicated to the gods (the name refers to “all gods”).

Museo dell'Ara Pacis

In a city that is usually a mishmash of burnt colours and architectural styles,
the Ara Pacis museum stands out for the simple lines of its clean white and glass façade.

Quartiere Coppedè

Given complete freedom to design a new Roman neighbourhood in 1917, architect Gino Coppedè was not about to marry himself to any one style. Instead of uniformity, Quartiere Coppedè has beautiful Art Nouveau details, as well as a dash of Greek influence, a few Baroque touches, some clear Gothic inspiration and even a light Medieval effect.

Palazzo Doria Pamphilij

Rome’s Via del Corso is better known for chain store shopping than for art, so most visitors and locals alike walk right past the gorgeous Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, which sits on the busy commercial thoroughfare. The severe square façade hides an enchanting porticoed courtyard, but the true spectacle is in the museum upstairs.


The futuristic concrete and glass walls of the MAXXI provide a fitting home for Italy's National Museum of 21st Century Art. The building was created by legendary architect Zaha Hadid, who won a competition to design the museum. Swooshing staircases and bent metal tubes give the MAXXI an almost half-finished contemporary appeal that is unique in a city of medieval palazzi.

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

Perhaps better known by its nickname “the square Colosseum,” Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana was commissioned by Mussolini for the 1942 World Fair. World War II put an end to any plans for a global event, but the arresting building with its obvious fascist architecture still stands in Rome’s EUR district.


Nicknamed "the wedding cake," the imposing white marble Altare della Patria in Piazza Venezia sticks out like a glorious sore thumb. The unmissable monument is just up the street from the Colosseum and Forum but proved quite controversial when it was first erected on the side of the Capitoline Hill.

Casino del bel Respiro

Reaching the Casino del Bel Respiro requires a bit of a hike through Villa Pamphilj, Rome’s largest park. After meandering through fields and under towering umbrella pines, you will finally stumble upon the ornate building as it peeks over the chipped stone walls that surround it.

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