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When in Rome – Visit These Destinations!

Posted by Phoenix

Rome, the capital of Italy. It is a place brimming with culture, ancient and more recent. It is home to many great monuments like the Colosseum. Oh, and inside Rome you can find a city-state, called the Vatican, the home of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the Pope. Rome is a very large city with well over 2,68 million people. Visiting Rome is an amazing experience which one doesn’t usually forget.But, what people tend to forget are the various sights you can see in Rome. Here are the ones you must visit if you ever go to Rome.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum, a part of almost every video game and cartoon, not to mention movie. It is an iconic structure, and although it is not the only one of its kind, it is the most famous one. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre in Rome, used from ancient times as a meeting place, as well as to hold various games. Most people know the Colosseum as a fighting pit, which it definitely was. Lines can be big so remember to purchase your ticket in advance. It is visited by at least 4 million people every year, which should give you an idea of how many people you can elbow on your way in.

Visit the Vatican

The Vatican is not something you miss out on when visiting Rome. The Vatican Museums have plenty of history to show us, history which shaped our world, the one we currently live in. It is a great visit for everyone. Lines can be huge, so make sure to have the rest of the day free, if you want to properly see everything. The Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most amazing sights you can lay your eyes on, and it is part of the tour, of course.

Fontana di Trevi

The Trevi Fountain or Fontana di Trevi is a baroque masterpiece built by Nicola Salvi.

It features a statue of Neptune in the center with others surrounding it, mainly tridents.

The fountain is considered lucky and tossing a coin is what most people do. It is a tourist bomb destination, usually completely overrun by people. If you want to toss a coin to your fountain, you should do it early in the morning, or late at night, when there are fewer people.

Centro Storico

This is the historic center of Rome, called literally that in Italian. It is the center of the city, full of life and cobblestoned streets which you can explore. Going round a corner and you might run into the best restaurant you would have missed if you stuck to the popular destinations. Shops, vendors, boutiques, you can find everything here, and it is recommended to visit it on foot, of course. 

The Piazza Navona

If you like baroque architecture, then the Piazza Navona should be your destination to visit. It is actually a square, which piazza stands for. This is a culture center, full of everything a tourist might wish for. A lovely square, a beautiful fountain, Fontana di Quattro Fiumi, the Palazzo Braschi which has a museum, plenty of shops, stalls, ice cream stores, also known as gelaterias, and restaurants with delicious meals.

Rome is a large city and to visit all of its sights, one would need a month or more of straight up, 12-hour or more touring. These destinations are some of the best ones you can visit in Rome. Though, with a culture-packed city such as Rome, the joy is always in exploring the smaller streets, finding treasures of your own.