Things to do In Rome
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Best Things to do In Rome
From finding its way into Shakespearean literature, to becoming one of the most visited cities of Europe, Rome has always been a city, boasting of a rich cultural and religious heritage. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in Rome.
The Colosseum: Probably the most recognisable symbols of Rome by people all over the world, the Colosseum are one of the oldest and grandest structures of the Roman Empire. Opened to public in A.D 80, the Colosseum was intended to be an amphitheatre. The Colosseum has witnessed fights of wild animals to gladiator combats and games. It had a capacity of accommodating 50,000 people at a given time. This grand stone structure suffered great damage over the centuries with nearly two-thirds of it destroyed but it continues to stand tall till today and is a must visit because of its sheer royalty and grandeur.
The Pantheon :The Pantheon gains its popularity from the fact that it is by far the most well preserved and architecturally sound building of Rome. The name literally means a temple for all the gods and is one temple built for all gods worshipped in Pagan Rome. An awe inspiring construction of domes and arches, it reflects the ingenuity of architects and engineers at the time. Even though it is a temple, it is used as a burial place for kings and other important figures. One must visit the place to be taken aback by the architectural, geometrical and mathematical genius of the Roman people.
The Vatican The seat of Christianity of the world, the Vatican is the headquarters for the religion. One can travel all around the Vatican and still not run out of museums and chapels and churches to marvel at. Antique paintings, carvings, depicting scenes from the Bible, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms are other breath taking sights one can see here. One cannot possibly come to Rome and return without visiting the Vatican in all its religious and spiritual glory.
St. Peter’s Basilica: Built as a basilica to mark the tomb of St. Peter, the first pope, St. Peter’s Basilica stands as the world’s largest church today. The old church was demolished and a new church was built in its place, which today serves to be the seat of Christianity and an important pilgrimage site for Catholics all over the world, who come to pay homage to the first pope. Yet another architectural marvel standing testimony to the brilliance of Roman architects, St. Peter’s Basilica cannot and must not be missed!
Churches in Rome
Rome is eternally Catholic, with architecturally beautiful Religious Churches scattered all over the country. Rome can be a cultural experience for both the catholics, and non-catholics, and provide one with experiences that makes Rome, the stunning place that it is.
Basilica of Santa Maria Del Popolo
Of all the church...
- Religious sites
Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Trevi Fountain, also known as the Fontana di Trevi is a fountain that you will find in the Quirinale district, in Rome, Italy. It is one of the many fountains found in Rome, but its significance comes from the fact that it is the largest of the city’s fountains. The elegance of the fountain is another why it is famous, wi...
- Historic sightseeing
Porta Portese Sunday Market in Rome
There are several things to do and see when visiting Rome. However, your visit will not be a full Rome experience until you visit the Porta Portese Sunday Market. The market is located in the Trastevere area, where it began around the end of the World War II. It was started as a new location for trading black market goods. ...
- Local market
Visit the best markets in Rome
Rome is known for its beautiful architecture and history; it is visited by millions of tourists coming from everywhere in the world. Apart from the several monuments, Rome is also famous for its colourful food markets, vintage markets, and flea markets. No travel is complete without visiting markets in the city. Always go t...
- Local market
Art Galleries in Rome
Many tourists visit Rome for a number of things, top among them to see the ancient art, buildings, and archeological ruins. However, you can also find many other interesting attractions when you are in Rome. Top among them include modern and contemporary art, which you can find in abundance at the Art Gallery in Rome. Locat...
- Historical Sites
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...
- Historical Sites
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.
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- Historical Sites
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...
- Historical Sites
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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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