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Top sights in Rome
Until the 20th century The Pantheon was the largest concrete structure in the world and a source of architectural study for Michelangelo among others! Here's some intersting facts for you to digest before you plan a visit.
As one of the oldest functioning structures in Rome, the Pantheon has had many uses. Primarily, it is a burial place for several important Italian historical figures.
The first instinct when you enter the Pantheon is to look up in awe at the magnificent dome overhead. It is the world's largest dome made of unreinforced solid concrete.
When you enter the Pantheon and look around you'll notice tombs set into the walls. Audio guides and tours are avaliable to explain more about who's who!
While it's famous for its rotunda, the Pantheon's grand portico entrance is a sight to behold in itself. Take a moment to wander amongst the beautiful corinthian columns before you leave.
The only source of light in the Pantheon comes from the Oculus in the ceiling. This large hole floods the room with light and instantly draws the eye!
Opening times vary throughout the year. The Basilica is open weekdays from 9:00AM to 7:30PM. On Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. On public holidays that fall during the workweek, the Basilica will stay open from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Closed on: January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
Not a thing. The Pantheon is free to visit all year round! This makes it the perfect spot to pop in and out of on a trip to Rome, or to linger a while longer and take a guided tour.
- When should I visit?
- Monday - Saturday 9:00AM to 7:30PM. Sunday 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- Will I need a guide?
- Nope, feel free to wander. However, audio guides and tours are available if you want to enhance your experience.
- How to get there
- You can easily get the Pantheon by foot. It's located near the Trevi Fountain and there are plenty of signposts.
- Additional information
- This site is still an active Catholic church and place of prayer so remember to speak softly and dress respectably.
What people are saying about Pantheon
I learned a few things and saw a few things, which is what I expected. The guide (sorry, didn't catch her name) kept us all together and told us a few snippets of info about the various sights. There were a few quiet periods that could have perhaps been filled with more background info. The guide was also having to provide a Spanish commentary concurrent with the English one to cater for the one Spanish speaking guest. Also, the activity lasted two hours, not three as advertised.
The tour itself is excellent, the guide is very enthusiastic. Easy to find the meeting point and convenient drop off. The only draw back is they could manage the timing of the bus better. The bus send us back to the port 25 mins later than expected, leaving us only 5 mins before the all aboard time. So a group of us have to run to the port shuttle to catch the last shuttle back to ship. A bit scared that we would miss the ship but luckily we are all fine and we are not alone.
We had an excellent experience with our guide, Jaber. The pace of the tour was good as we were able to visit the key sites and take photos. Perfect for the traveler who has a limited time but wants to get an experience of the city. The gelato treat at the end was a delight! Headsets make it possible to explore in the vicinity of the group without missing any important history. Definitely would do again! Worth every penny!!
Driver was on time. Van seemed brand new. Max was a very nice guy and a good driver. Traffic in Rome was crazy and it took away from spending a bit more time in all the attractions. Important: if you want to get inside the Vatican or the Colosseum this is not the tour for you.
The grenita was amazing. The gelato (to die for). The espresso blew our minds (we went nack gor another one the next day) and the tiramisu was the piece de resistance. Thank you for a wonderful, informative & delicious 2 1/2 hours. Liz, Bruce & Blair