Rome, the Eternal City, is one of the most visited places on the continent. Known for its Ancient Roman ruins, a plethora of historical monuments and a variety of trattorias where you will be able to taste traditional dishes, this city is the ideal destination for a city break.
Take an historical walk around the Roman Forum
The Roman Forum is one of the many must-sees in Rome. This historic space used to be the epicenter of the Roman Empire. The cobblestone streets lead to the ancient temples: the Temple of Staurn, the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Temple of Venus and Roma... Do not miss the Umbillicus Urbis, the designated center of the city from which the distance to any point in the Roman Empire was measured.
Visit the Vatican
A trip to Rome usually means a trip to Rome and another country... the Vatican. The Holy See is a major visitor attraction. Take a tour around St. Peter’s Basilica. Make sure to visit at least one of the eleven Vatican museums and the recently restored Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. After a cultural visit to the state, take a stroll around the Vatican gardens, which are filled with fountains, gardens and pools with fish.
Explore the Colosseum
The Colosseum is the city’s symbol, an ancient Flavian amphitheater. There are eighty arched entrances that lead to the arena where gladiators used to fight. Right outside the coliseum you will find the Arch of Constantine.
Spend an afternoon in the Trastevere
The Trastevere neighbourhood is another must-see in this city. Here you will find a variety of affordable accommodation for your stay in Rome, authentic pizzerias and restaurants offering more than pasta. This area survived the turbulent Middle Ages and has its own history.
Take a tour around the city’s most famous landmarks
Rome is more than the coliseum and the Vatican: during a walk around the city you will be able to throw a coin into the famous Trevi fountain, enjoy a gelato in the Piazza Navona square while admiring the fountains, and get lost around the city’s parks. Try to visit the Altare della Patria, a national monument dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II. Do not miss the Mouth of Truth, carved from Pavonazzo marble. The city’s churches are worth a visit, including the large Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and St. John in Lateran, known for their imposing architecture and marble and gilded decorations. Take a walk up the stairs of the Piazza di Spagna, the Spanish Steps, which are located steps away from the most fashionable streets filled with boutique stores.
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