Rome is an authentic open-air museum – one that amazes, seduces you from the first day and that keeps calling you back. From the Colosseum to the Pantheon and the Vatican City, from spaghetti to gelato, from Barolo to Aperol, Rome must get on the short list of places that you really have to see. And not just once. There are so many things to do that you’ll be constantly on the run. We’ll start with the unmissables…
It’s the largest amphitheater ever built and the symbol of Imperial Rome. When you get there, your mind will go back to the bloody fights of the mighty Gladiators. If you get here, make sure to take an audio guide, it’s really useful.
The Italian cuisine
It’s recognized as one of the most appreciated in the world. But if you want to really taste it, join one of the many culinary tours – you’ll have the chance to savor the best traditional dishes. You have plenty of choices, including a tour that recommends the best wine suited to each dish. Or you can attend a cooking course, especially if gastronomy is one of your passions.
The Roman Forum
It is the place where, in ancient Rome, were brought sacrifices and offerings, where they would hold trials and political debates. The ruins here are among the most visited places in the city. The Forum is pretty vast, so a guide will be of great help.
The city’s panorama
If you want to go home with some memorable photos, then take the elevator and go up to the national monument of Victor Emmanuel II, from Piazza Venezia. When you get there, you’ll enjoy a sensational view of the city.
Fontana di Trevi
If you haven’t seen it yet, you surely know it from movies, pictures or even fashion shows. And if you can’t sleep, go there at midnight – it looks magnificent. This monument is the most well known Baroque fountain in the world. In the water shine the coins thrown by the tourists – gathering about 2,000 euros every day, money that is collected and used for a supermarket that benefits the poor.
A Vespa tour
In one of the evenings, take a tour with a Vespa, one of Italy’s most beloved symbols. You can go in some of the places seen in the classic film, Roman Holiday, with Audrey Hepburn. It’s going to be a very nice memory, guaranteed!
The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are at the very top of anyone who comes for the first time in the Vatican, the capital Catholic Church. In Vatican Museums, don’t miss the Maps Gallery – true works of art by themselves. And look up: the ceiling is decorated in an utterly remarkable way.