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Rome Travel Guide
Rome, the beautiful capital of Italy is one of the most loved destinations by the tourists. Rome is a mixture of ruins; awe-inspiring art, and a great street life. There are plenty of World famous museums such as the Vatican Museum, the Borghese Gallery and much more. Italy is a country with a great history, but other than this, the beauty of some panoramic views and its unique tradition makes it in the top list of the tourist’s priorities and as a result, Rome comes to the third position in the most visited city in entire Europe. It was estimated about 7-10 million people visit Rome annually.
In 2007, the city was nominated as the fourth best city in the world. Rome came into the spotlight after the Pope (the head of Roman Catholic Church) started living there. This made the city known for its arts, philosophy, education, and trade.
Rome Tourism includes various popular monuments, but here are some top places which one should visit in Rome:
Explore the History
Piazza Navona: It is one of the best masterpieces of Baroque architecture. It is like an open restaurant which surrounds the historic place. It attracts a lot of visitors as it is populated by many street cafes, open-air performance, and a vibrant festive atmosphere. Have a sip of the best coffee of your life while enjoying a melodious performance in the background. Being a great place to relax and spend quality time with your partner, it becomes a perfect place to plan a romantic duo for you. It appears in the list of one of the most romantic places in the world.
Colosseum: This place individually attracts about 4 million tourists annually. Initially, this place was called Flavian Amphitheatre. You can click some great pictures here. It includes an affordable ticket which you can buy in advance by booking online to avoid the crowd in the ticket queue. Many parts have been damaged, but the significance of this place has never decreased and even today it proudly stands in its original glory.
EUR: Esposizione Universale Roma is a great masterpiece. It was built on the occasion of celebrating 20 years of Fascism by the Mussolini. Though it’s been an underrated attraction of Rome it is worth visiting. It is advisable that you must visit this place if you love the art of architecture.
Vatican Museum: The most popular place in Rome is this museum. It was founded in the 16th century thus; it is one of the oldest museums in the world. The museum features 7km of historical and cultural artifacts. You will love the paintings here as they are very impressive. There are audio Rome tour guides available at a cheap price. That can be bought to have the complete knowledge of the different famous statues.
Galleria Borghese: You must have heard about the Royal Borghese family. In this gallery, there are some of the most extensive artworks. It gives a tough competition to the Vatican Museum. The gallery is full of Bernini, Raphael, and other creative works like floor tiles from the Colosseum. A good thing about his gallery over Vatican museum is that it only allows 300 people in it at a single time. Thus, you can observe and watch the gallery with good space. One gets a 2-hour session in a ticket which is good enough to visit this. It is advised to buy the ticket in advance.
It’s an ancient city with a modern twist. Rome will surprise you, romance you and make you crave for its food. Now, you know Rome is one of the most photogenic sites. Explore the great masterpieces in the Rome. Discovering and experiencing cultures and lifestyle across Rome is a great option. You must visit this place once in your life or especially if you are planning a Europe Tour.
How to Reach Rome
Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers
Rome has only 2 airports. One is Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino. The airport is 32 kms from the city. Ciampino Airport is another Airport. Budget flights land here.
Best way to reach the city from Fiumicino airport is through Leonardo Express which will drop you at Stazione Terminal. The ticket is of €11. One can also take a taxi. People do not get conned by fake taxi drivers, the fare of a taxi is fixed. It takes €48 from the airport to Central Europe.
From Ciampino Airport there is a crowded and sluggish bus that takes you to the metro station at Anagnina. From there one can take a train to Stazione Terminal or Terravision Bus to the Stazione Terminal.
Rome has intercity train travels.
Train FR5 runs from Civitavecchia i.e. Rome’s cruise port. Trastevere is a station where one changes to Fiumicino airport. Ostiense is also an interchange station to Rome Metro that will take you to Colosseum.
FR1 is a train from Airport to Stazione Terminal which is cheaper than the Leonardo Express.
There are many trains from Rome which link to other cities of Italy as well. There are 3 kinds of trains:-
Frecciarossa trains are high-speed trains and charge double the fare of normal trains. Intercity trains are normal trains with stoppage at major towns.
Regional trains are the slowest trains and are relatively basic in price.
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FAQ's of Rome
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There are buses and the metro for those traveling from one attraction to another in Rome. Walking is also pretty popular since most attractions are nearby.
Rome is famous for its pastas and various types of sauces that the pasta is prepared in.
Rome is a popular place to pick up various artisanal items, such as jewelry, engraved marble tablets, watches and even cheeses.
Rome is relatively one of the safest places to be at in Europe. Try to avoid the old city areas though.
Despite Vatican City being a separate country within Italy, it can be visited on the same Schengen visa.
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