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5 things not to miss in Rome

Monday, June 20th, 2011

All roads lead to Rome. You’ve problably heard it before. But have you ever visited the “Eternal City”? For over 2,500 years Rome has been European centre of power, culture and religion. Thanks to all the antique ruins, roman basilicas and medieval palaces the historic city centre of the capital of Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors from all around the world like to come to Rome not only for sightseeing, but also because this city is a heaven for shoppers and Italian food and nighlife lovers.

Rome Italy PantheonPhoto by ♀Μøỳαл_Bгεлл♂ ** I’m Back Again

For people who like to have wind in the hair, many tourist points offer Bicycle, Segway or Vespa motorino tours. The biggest advantage of these tours is that you can visit all the important sights of Rome just in a few hours.

Ancient Roman Sights

What would be a travel to Rome without seeing Colosseo? The ancient amphitheatre is the biggest Roman point of interest and no travel would be complete without seeing it. But the city centre is full of ancient ruins even though many of them have been destroyed during the centuries. Worth to visit is also Pantheon, Circus Maximus and Forum Romanum.

Christian Sights

In Rome there are over 900 churches. You would need more than one year to visit them all. St.Peter’s Basilica located in Vatican City, the world’s smallest independent country, is the largest Christian basilica in the world. This Late Renaissance / Baroque cathedral holds up to 60,000 people and is a must-see.

Museums and Galleries

All art lovers head to Rome to its museums and galleries. In Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia is the worlds largest Etruscan art collection and Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna is home of many Italian masterpieces. Visit Capitoline Museum houses the collection of antique Roman and Greek art and sculptures.

Italian designer shopping

Italy is home of many world famous fashion designers. Many people travel to Rome to buy several dresses, shoes or bags by Armani, Gucci or Prada. If you don’t plan to spend all your money you still can go window shopping. Streets around Via dei Condotti are the right address where you’ll find luxury Italian design shops.

Italian food

Italian cuisine is very popular anywhere in the world. Even though you can order pizza in every country, try it in the country of origin. If pasta is your favourite plate, you can find it anywhere from bars on the streets to finest restaurants. Or you can sit on the Spanish Steps to relax while having gelato, the Italian ice cream.

Hotels in Rome

Grand Hotel Fleming Room RomeGrand Hotel Fleming
Average Price: €38
Average Rating: 7.0

Rome Garden Hotel Room RomeRome Garden Hotel
Average Price: €72
Average Rating: 7.0

Hotel Amadeus Room RomeHotel Amadeus
Average Price: €59
Average Rating: 7.6

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Venere Travel Blog writer gabriela ordenana

Gabriela Ordenana is an Ecuadorian freelance travel writer currently living at Oahu, Hawaii. She loves traveling around the world and has lived in Europe for many years.

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  1. Addicted2Italy says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 3:46 am

    I agree about the gelato near the Spanish Steps, but also Piazza Navona is a great place for some gelato. If you go to Rome, you must try the Pasta alla carbonara.


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