Rome is the city of the eternal glory and is the perfect place to inhale the aroma of the ancient history. The capital of Italy offers amazing experiences including the great Italian food and courteous behaviour of the locals.
The best way to see most of Rome is to on foot. It is necessary to pack comfortable shoes and a map that will point you in the right direction. During the summer months you should have a fan at hand and water in your bag, as the city gets very warm.
A useful way of freely using public transport is the Roma Pass. With this, you can also visit two sights of your choice free of charge. You can buy it from any train station or from the airport, bearing in mind that Roma Pass is valid for 3 days.
In order to explore the city of Rome, you can separate the map in two or three main points. You may start from Villa Borghese and explore everything close to it. At end, you can sit on the Spanish steps and enjoy the rest of the day, while eating the famous Italian gelato (ice cream).
Next on the list are Musei Vaticani and San Pietro where you will be amazed by the interior, the astonishing view of the basilica’s dome and the splendid Sistine Chapel. Another attraction to tourists is the post office of the Vatican City. There, you can send a letter with the stamps of the Vatican. Another sight which is worth seeing and is close to the Vatican is the Castel S. Angelo.
The icing on the cake is the magnificent Coliseum and the grand Roma Forum. Don’t worry if the queues look long: they go down quickly, so in no time you will be walking around the beautifully made columns and temples’ ruins. While you are heading to the Coliseum, you will pass by Piazza Venezia, nicknamed the hub of Rome.
Fontana di Trevi
Lastly, you have to keep time spare for the Terme di Caracalla, Piazza Navona, S. Maria Maggiore and the Baroque masterpiece Fontana di Trevi where people throw a coin and make a wish. According to the legend, if you do this you will one day return to Rome.
If you want to see more than you have planned, get yourself lost in the city streets. In this way, you will immerse in the Rome’s culture and you will stumble upon even more of what Rome has to offer.
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