Photo of the day: Sunny breakthrough, Pantheon, Rome


“Why the hell is there a hole in the roof?” That is what comes to your mind when stepping into one of Rome’s most remarkable examples of Roman architecture: the Pantheon.

Once a Roman temple where people practiced sacrificial rites, it’s now used as a church… and one as one of the main tourist attractions that is for free like all churches in Rome.

So what’s about the hole, you ask? Some say it lets in light and air, some say that it is meant to allow the sun to shine on a certain god’s statue. Well, what it’s for sure: it’s pretty amazing to look at. Because the whole room appears in a mystical light, that makes it a place to remember.

HARD FACTS: Location: Piazza della Rotonda, Rome Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 9 am – 6.30 pm and Sun: 9 am – 1 pm.

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