Rome is a wonderful city and if you love History, like I do, you will be in heaven!
In Rome there’s something interesting to see in every corner, is like walking through a book.
Here are some of the top touristic attractions and some tips if you you’re planning on visiting Rome and it’s wonders,
1) Put on your walking shoes
Rome has a metro that you can ride, but you’ll miss some lovely streets and architecture doing so… I would recommend to visit the city by foot and discover all the hidden places. Grab some comfortable shoes because you will be walking for hours and hours. Because you’ll be walking all day I would also be sure to carry plenty to drink.
2) Wonder around the Roman Forum
One of Rome’s most important archaeological sites, the Roman Forum was once the center of social and political affairs of the Roman empire. If you’re interested you have the chance to pay for an audio tour, offered in different languages, to better understand the full history of this amazing place. The Forum is so vast, and often crowded, that it’s difficult to make sense of it or know what happened where, the audio guide will definitely help, at least it did helped me.
3) Visit Il Vittoriano
Also known as the Altare della Patria or as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (“National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II”) is a monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill.
4) Explore the Colosseum
A magnificent piece of architecture, the Colosseum is Rome’s most famous icon and it’s named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It can be pretty busy inside and for safety reasons the Coliseum can only accommodate up to 3.000 people at once, I would recommend buying the ticket online to spend less time queuing and more time visiting.
5) Eat some Italian ice cream
Take a quick break from wondering around sightseeing and enjoy a delicious afternoon treat with an Italian Gelato.
6) Check out the Tarjan Column
Over the ruins of the Trajan Forum, the Trajan Column, which measures 30m high, celebrates the victory of the Roman Emperor Trajan in the Dacian Wars. Get closer and check out the details of the craving on the stone.
7) Go to the Pantheon
A former “temple for all gods” turned church dedicated to the Virgin Mary is a world renowned engineering marvel, the Pantheon’s dome remains the largest concrete dome in the world.
8) Fontana di Trevi
This fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world, appearing in several movies. Was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Prepare to fight for a good spot to take a picture, it’s always very crowded.
9) Scalina Spagna
It’s a great place to just sit down and enjoy the atmosphere and views of the city. With its irregular butterfly design, the beautiful Scalina Spagna or Spanish Steps are just one of these must see places when in Rome. Prepare to see lots of tourists here.
10 ) Look up
In every building there are magnificent ceilings and art is everywhere. Everytime you enter a building don’t forget to look up.