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You’ll find this popular destination just west of the Trevi Fountain. This is one of the most impressive architectural feats in all of Rome and it is currently still free to visit.
The Pantheon is free and requires no tickets to enter. NOTE: The Italian Culture Minister had announced a €2/person fee for entry that was planned to go into effect in May 2018, but this fee is not likely to be implemented anytime soon.
At the centre of the dome, there is a 9 metre diameter hole, the Oculus. The belief that the Oculus was built so that the rain could not get in is not true, when it rains, it also rains in the Pantheon; the floor is slightly convex so the water flows away thanks to an effective drainage system.
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Hours: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Mon-Sat) with the last exit at 6 PM. The public may enter at any time between these hours. No reservations are required. Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Fee: 14 Euro (general), 8 Euro (reduced).
Admission fees for the Colosseum in Rome are as follows: The Colosseum Tickets for adults cost 12 euros. There is a reduced fee for EU-citizens aged between 18 and 25.
The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome. The emperor Hadrian (A.D 117-138) built the Pantheon to replace Augustus’ friend and Commander Marcus Agrippa’s Pantheon of 27 B.C. which burnt to the ground in 80 A.D.
The oculus is open
The opening measures 8.2m in diameter and is also referred to as ‘The Eye of the Pantheon‘. Obviously being open to the elements means it also rains inside the Pantheon but a gently sloping floor and 22 well-hidden holes help the water to drain away.
You‘ll find plenty of Italians in well-cut jeans, but nothing baggy or ripped. We stick with the classic look in jeans. That means fitted jeans that are a dark color. No fades, light blues, or rips!
Is there a dress code for the Colosseum? There is no dress–code as such, but we always recommend wearing comfortable shoes to ensure that sore feet won’t cut your experience short.
You can get away with shorts at most tourist places except for St Peter’s Basilica. Shorts are fine for the other casual restaurants. At night, then definitely wear long pants. During the day, be comfortable and wear shorts.
The absolute minimum requirement for both males and females visiting the Vatican City is to cover both your knees and shoulders. Preferably you should wear long trousers and long-sleeve shirts, but in the summer months when temperatures can reach over 30 degrees Celcius many visitors forget this requirement.
There are no windows inside but the large oculus! The Pantheon now contains the tombs of the famous artist Raphael and of several Italian Kings and poets. The marble floor, which features a design consisting of a series of geometric patterns, is still the ancient Roman original.
If you are planning on visiting some of the treasuries contained in the Churches of Venice, make sure you will dress appropriately. They are considered places of worship, so beachwear, shorts and sleeveless clothes are not allowed.
– Italian women always wear make-up (usually the kind of make-up that looks very natural) and have their hair, eyebrows and nails done (especially toe nails), but they h
ardly wear perfume. – you can wear jeans (even in more formal situations), as long as they are combined with an elegant jacket or stylish accessories.
The official website says that only “appropriately dressed visitors” will be allowed to enter the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
For many years the visit to Roman Colosseum was free every 1st Sunday of every month. From 2019 the Colosseum is free to visit on selected days.
Best time to visit: It is recommended that you visit either early in the morning, or anywhere after 16:00. There will also be more visitors to the Vatican Museums during the mornings, so going to the chapel first is recommended. Best time to visit: Try to avoid Wednesday mornings and Saturday.
How old is the Roman pantheon?
Entry to the Roman Forum is no longer free and is covered by the single Colosseum ticket that grants access to the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill area.