Rome cradles the ancient history of the World. The grandeur of ages past still robes this city in glory. Opulent palaces coupled with gorgeous fountains and looming cathedrals are symbols that remain from the Golden Age of Rome. The city’s historical importance makes it all the more appealing to visitors. Metamorphosing from the past, it has now become a famous fashion hub. Rome is a strange combination of ancient, medieval and modern.

The majority of tourist destinations are in the heart of Rome. Old Rome has the historical monuments like the Pantheon. Meanwhile, the modern center has classy shopping options and restaurants. Piazza del Colosseo is another old part of the city with Roman ruins and museums. The Vatican City is an enigma. It is technically an independent state and is governed by the Bishop of Rome. There you can enjoy the wonderful Italian atmosphere while paying religious respects to the Pope. South of Vatican City, you can spot the artistic district of Trastevere.

The Northern area of the city has upscale neighborhoods like Salario. Nomentana is notorious for its glitzy nightlife scene. Esquilino and San Giovanni are parts of Rome with beautiful cathedrals. Aventino is the less traveled part of the city. However, if you want to be different than the other tourists Aventino is the place to visit. While you are there taste some blissful local food.

Your trip will be futile if you do not have at least one beach day. Ostia offers luxurious beach resorts where you can spend your entire day getting pampered.

Getting Around:

Rome has two international airports, Ciampino – G.B Pastine International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino International Airport. It is better to walk around the city. The Central part of the city has many tourist attractions. You are better off on foot than taking a taxi. Plus, you can purchase a Roman Pass if you are staying for a week. The pass will allow you to get into museums and use public transportation for free. In addition, you can get discounts for different exhibits and cultural events.

You can enter many museums and archaeological sites for free, as well as take public transport for free. From ancient ruins of the Coliseum, Pantheon, and Roman baths to the Auditorium, there will be a plethora of sites to see. Choose what your heart desires and embrace the ancient air of Rome.

If you are not planning on visiting museums but will take public transport a lot, you don’t need a Roma Pass, In this case, just get a 1-, 3-, or 7-days pass for transport. It will save you a lot. 

Also, if you are a woman traveling alone, better avoid getting around late at night by yourself. You can easily attract the attention of the passionate Italian men and Arab immigrants. If you have to stay out late, it is better to take a taxi. There is a 10% discount for solo females after 10 pm. 

November 21, 2016 12:11 pm Published by

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