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Visit the many landmarks in Rome

November 3, 2010 - 3:22am
Visit the Colosseum while in Rome.
Europe is home to some of the most famous monuments in the world, so it may be difficult to choose one area to tour. However, Rome contains countless Italian landmarks sure to satisfy any senior's historical interests.

Perhaps one of the most important spots at this destination is the Colosseum. The architectural icon was first used as an amphitheater when it was built between 70 and 80 AD, where locals could see public spectacles like Greek-inspired theater and gladiator battles. Although it is in ruins due to several earthquakes in the last 2,000 years, it is still recognized by visitors from all over the world.

Senior travelers should also visit the Roman Forum, which was built nearly 1,000 years ago in the former center of Ancient Rome. Also in ruins, visitors can see the tall columns that remain in the valley, as well as temples and houses that offer a look into the Italian capital's past.

La Fontana di Trevi, although close to 250 years old, is a relatively modern landmark. Here, seniors can see a statue of Neptune, god of the sea, and capture a picturesque moment when the fountain lights up in the evening.