The Eternal City, the cradle of the western civilisation and the seat of the power of Catholicism – Rome has so much to offer. Here let us help you plan your 2-day itinerary for your Rome holiday package.Read more...
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Why not start with Rome’s most iconic sight?
This imposing structure used to seat up to 50,000 people in its heyday. Built for the entertainment of the public, the colosseum used to have programmes like battle re-enactments, exotic animal shows and gladiator fights.
While at the Colosseum, you should also visit the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. The Palatine Hill was where the who’s who of Rome used to live. Some traces of the palaces still remain.
The Roman Forum is where most of the history of Rome was written and witnessed. It was the centre of all religious and public life in ancient Rome. Some of the important sights at the Roman Forum are the Via Sacra, the Arch of Titus and the temple of Antonius and Faustina.
The Piazza del Campidoglio
The Piazza del Campidoglio is placed at the summit of the Capitoline Hill, which is the most important of the seven hill of Rome. The Piazza was originally designed by the great architect Michelangelo Buonarroti at the behest of the then Pope.
The Piazza is the first modern square in Rome. Be sure to keep a look out for the statue of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, which is just outside the square.
The Trevi Fountain
Rome’s most famous mountain and the centre piece to many a movie scene, the Trevi fountain is a beautiful piece of Baroque architecture. Be sure to toss a coin into the fountain and make a wish.
The fountain is a 25-minute walk from Palatine hill, which if you are up for it we would highly recommend for its sightseeing.
Day 2 of your Rome holiday package:
The Vatican City
You could start with the Vatican Museums. The museum houses some of the most important pieces of art from the Renaissance period. Undoubtedly, the most popular and acclaimed among these is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.
After the museum, head to the St Peter’s Square and the St Peter’s Basilica, which is one of the most important temples in Christendom.
The Pantheon is a symbol of the Roman empire moving from paganism to Christianity. Initially, built as the most important temple in the Roman empire, it was turned in to a church once the Roman empire converted to Christianity.
Like we said earlier, Rome has a lot to offer but with a little planning you can make the best of your Rome holiday package. The best time to visit Rome is in October, November, December, January, February or March.