Landmarks in Italy

Colosseum

Rome, Lazio, Italy
Colosseum
Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. Other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, atop

Grand Canal

Venice, Venice, Italy
Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is the largest canal that runs through the city of Venice and serves as the major water-traffic pathway. Public transportation is provided by water buses and private water taxis. Many tourists explore the canal by gondola.top

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Construction began on the tower in 1173, and it started to lean during construction. Over the centuries, steps were taken to compensate for the incline, but the tower was in danger of falling until the late 20th century.top

Pantheon

Rome, Lazio Region, 00186 Roma, Italy
Pantheon
It is one of the best preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs."top

Sistine Chapel

Vatican City
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is a large and well-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for the frescos that decorate the interior, and it is the place where new popes are elected.top

St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican City
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. The church is famous as a place of pilgrimage, and the Pope presides at a number of services there throughout the year.top

The Last Supper

Milan, Lombardy Region, Italy
The Last Supper
The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci. It is one of the world's most famous paintings. The work is thought to have been started around 1495. Sadly, little is left of the original.top


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