A sprawling cosmopolitan and the Capital of Italy, Rome is easily one of the most inspiring and Romantic cities in the world. The awe-inspiring architecture, the beautiful art that took over the world by storm and the rich culture and cuisine. A Rome Tour is home to some of the biggest revolutionary elements the world has ever seen. Read more...
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Rome has around 280 fountains and about 900 churches. The vibrant street life of Rome is nothing short of exhilarating. This city is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Colosseum, which even today stands as one of the remainders of the power of the Roman Empire. When it comes to artistic heritage, the contribution of Rome is unparalleled. You’ll come across fountains by Bernini, and sculptures by Michelangelo while strolling around the city.
How to Reach Rome?
Rome is well connected by both domestic and international flights. The major airport is Leonardo da Vinci airport in Fiumicino. Ciampino is another airport which is mostly used for domestic purpose. Why Air? - Air transport is the fastest way to reach Rome from within Europe and from other parts of the world.
Rome is well connected by rail to all the major cities in Italy and Europe. The main railway station is Roma Termini. Why Train? - The rail network here in Rome connects all major cities and small town.
Autostrada del Sole, the main road that connects Rome to the rest of Italy. You can reach Rome by taking this road. Why Road? - You can rent a Fiat 500 and roam around the city.
Best Time to Visit Rome
Rome is an eternal place to visit all year round. There's really no "wrong” time to visit Rome, but July through August the weather is hot and humid, and December through March are chilly.
Summers in Rome is very crowded and filled with tourists. Winters would a charming time to plan a trip to Rome, where the crowds will be less and hotels will be cheaper.
To see everything that Rome would take a lifetime. But, below are some of the must-visit places on your Rome Tour Package.
Must-Visit Places in Rome
The Colosseum is one of the must-visit places on Rome Vacation Package. This wonder is a 2,000-year-old amphitheatre structure is primarily made of white travertine stone. This place hosted many events are public spectacles during the ancient ages.
St. Peter’s Basilica
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, is one of the greatest examples of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world. This is also the holiest sites of the Christian faith.
This temple was originally a Roman Temple dedicated to the ‘pagan’ gods. This structure is regarded as the best maintained ancient structure.
The Trevi Fountain
This fountain boasts the Baroque design and is one of the most well-known fountains in the world. This fountain is made of white travertine stone.
The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum was an eye-catching attraction during the ancient ages. At present, this places is just ruins and fragments and is included in all Rome Tour Packages.
The Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums contain some of the most significant classical sculptures and Renaissance works of art in the world. Thes museums are among the largest complexes in the world. They contain around 70,000 works of art that were collected by Popes throughout time. The most famous work is Michelangelo’s, Sistine Chapel.
Things/ Activities to do in Rome
The old saying “Be a Roman when in Rome” would be apt for every tourist travelling through Rome.
Climb the Spanish Steps
Climb the famous steps leading to the Trinità dei Monti church to admire the piazza and Bernini’s ship-shaped fountain from above.
This place is hip, and there are numerous boutiques selling jewellery, perfumes, and handicrafts. This place is very romantic and is a must thing to do on a Rome Honeymoon Trip. At night, Trastevere buzzes with people hanging out and drinking at the bars along the streets.
Get lost in the Centro Storico
Roaming around the cobbled streets of Centro Storico is a pleasing experience. The infinite number of lanes and alleyways where you’ll find churches with Baroque art, boutiques selling handicrafts, and many small items. Private courtyards where the wealthiest Romans live, enticing gelaterias, cafés, and restaurants.
Find the secret keyhole in the Aventino
Peep through the keyhole, and you’ll spy a perfect view of Saint Peter’s Basilica across the city. No one knows if it was designed that way or if it was just a lucky coincidence, but the centuries-old building is truly majestic.
What to eat in Rome?
In Eternal Roma, there are many foods that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the country, least not as good. Here are some of the must-try delicacies in Rome:
The pizza is in the shape of a rectangle, and a different type of flour is used for this. The process is very different from the usual Neapolitan-style. Pizza in Rome is often sold by weight.
Roman artichokes are world-famous. They are fried to a very thin crisp. Outside of the months from February to May, the “Roman artichokes” you see on menus either have been frozen for months or are imports from elsewhere.
Festivals Celebrated in Rome
Jan 1st is a national holiday in Rome. Most celebrations take place on the night of St Sylvester, New Year’s Eve, with open-air concerts, fireworks, people out in the streets, going to nightclubs or opting to stay in.
Rome, being home to the most prestigious church of the Christian Faith, grandly celebrates Christmas. The streets of Rome are decorated with Christmas lights already one or two months before the big day. Shops put up their decorations; the city fills up with market stalls.