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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.
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Places To Visit In Rome
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Galleria Borghese in Rome
The Galleria Borghese is an art gallery with unique statues, sculptures, and paintings. This is a must visit place for art lovers. It is situated in Rome, the capital of Italy and housed in the Villa Borghese Pinciana. Commissioned by the order of Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1613, an avid art collector and Pope Paul V’s n...
- Historic sightseeing
Roman Forum in Rome
The Roman Forum also referred to, as Forum Romano is a plaza in the center of the Rome, which is bordered by the remains of several buildings of historical importance. It is a place where trade, commerce, and the administration of justice took place as per the historical evidences. For centuries, it was the focal point of P...
- Historical Sites
Spanish Steps in Rome
The Spanish Steps in Rome are also identified as Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti. With 135 steps, this attractions was constructed by Francesco de Sanctis, who is a little-known architect. The famous attraction was funded by French diplomat Étienne Gueffier bequeathed Stefano Gueffier. The design of these steps is quite uniq...
- Historical Sites
St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
The largest church of the Vatican City in Rome is often referred to as “The greatest Church in Christendom.” It is believed that this church is where Saint Peter was buried. Saint Peter is one of the 12 Disciples of Christ. It is also assumed that Saint Peter was Rome’s first Bishop.
In AD, the 4th century, this church wa...
- Historical Sites
Piazza Navona in Rome
One of the many beautiful and famous squares of Rome is Piazza Navona. It was built in the 1st Century AD on an earlier site of Domitian’ stadium, which was constructed by the Emperor Domitian in 86 AD. It is also believed that its name changed over a period from “in avone” to “navone”. Its location is actually in the cente...
- Historical Sites
- Ancient architecture
Things To Do In Rome
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Gianicolo Hill in Rome
Rome is known as the city of seven hills, but it is more than that. Gianicolo Hill is not counted in the famous seven hills of the Rome. The hill offers a breathtaking scenic view of Central Rome.
It is outside the ancient city and very close to historic places like Vatican. The hill is also known as Janiculum hill. This ...
Historical Places in Rome
Rome, a city drenched in history, the city where hope springs eternal, is a city that is proud of its ancient glorious heritage. The city of Rome originated as a village of the Latini in the 9th century BC. It was initially ruled by the kings, but the Roman republic was established in 509 BC.
Being the capital city of It...
Museums in Rome
Rome Museums are one of the major attractions in the City and you should definitely have Rome Museums' visit on your bucket list. This city is the most beautiful among the world’s popular cities and it is evident by the yearly influx of tourists. The museums contribute hugely to the attractiveness.
The following are the...
Trastevere Street in Rome
Trastevere Street is the most enchanting neighbourhood in the whole of Rome. The cobblestone streets and authentic Roman Trattoria will make you fall in love with this place. Located, over the west bank of the Tiber, it is separated from central Rome by this river. At the heart of it, one could see streets lined with restau...
- Leisure walk
Visit Vatican City in Rome
Vatican City is a small state in Rome, which is also the world’s smallest state, covering an area of approximately 110 acres and having a population up to 1000 people. It is not an officially sovereign state and Holy See holds its sovereignty. Holy See is also named as the Catholic Church’s ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Ro...
How to Reach Rome
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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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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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