Rome as a hot favourite detour destination for seasoned travelers
When in Rome is a conforming phrase that would never go out of style. Rome was not built in a day so they say. Rome has rightfully earned its name as the “Eternal City” as they believe it would take an eternity to see it all in here and this might not be an exaggeration.
Rome has the status of a global city. Rome is one of the main centres of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Imperial Roman, neoclassic and modern Fascist architecture. Rome is often visited by well-conditioned and cultured travelers as an unplanned stopover or as a detour or more like an unpopular destination not committing to return as they prioritise the most popular spots for infamous reasons as scams.
When in Rome Gelato, black Italian coffee and chocolate croissants baked with butter are a 24/7 thing and a definitely must eats. Roman food and wine trails are a must do. Cucina Romana tours are for the ultimate food connoisseurs who come to celebrate and learn the traditional style of cooking that dates back to the 15th century.
The Hollywood classic film A Roman Holiday starring the starlet and diva in her own right Audrey Hepburn was shot here. Here is the starting guide to the best sights for a stopover.
The autumn season is the best time to visit Rome. It is the high season for the city of Rome. Fall is also a good time to catch up with this Italian Capital as it is the off season. Rome makes a perfect stopover in the transitional season with its wealth of national importance and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Travel within Rome either on foot or by metro which is basically 2 Euros per head. Pure drinking water is available for free at all street fountains in Rome. An all-inclusive travel card and an entry ticket to famous sites or Roma Pass for 28 Euros come handy.
Roman wonders can be covered on foot by walking in the bylanes as the locals say pledi a Roma which means on foot in Rome. It helps you explore the lesser known wonders in a more profound way and save some Euros.
The world renowned 2000-year old Roman Colosseum is an architectural wonder and is the ideal first stop when in here. There are musical talents outside the Colosseum that take the vibe of this entire spot to the top notch. In the underground connected to the Ludus Magnus of the Colosseum Roman Gladiators keep flexing. The Colosseum is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome and is the largest amphitheatre ever built. It is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.
The Roman Forum is a rectangular (plaza) as citizens of the ancient city referred to it as a marketplace or Forum Magnum. It is located in the valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills.
Trevi fountain is an iconic site and popular among the travelers that drop coin in here as it is believed to be a magical fountain to make your wishes come true conspiring with the universe. It is the world’s largest Baroque Fountain with white marble sculptures and pristine and crystalline turquoise waters. The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films like La Dolce Vita and Three Coins in the Fountain.
Piazza Navona is the site of the Domitian Stadium and is the main plaza and historical center of the city with showy fountains, baroque palazzi mansions and winding streets. The Fountain of Neptune and the Four Rivers Fountains are some of the iconic fountains.
Piazza Venezia is gives the ultimate representation of the city offering its panoramic views. Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome at the foot of the Capitoline Hill where several thoroughfares intersect.
Greek Temple Pantheon is a circular building with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda under a coffered concrete dome with an oculus or central opening to the sky.
Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna in Roman Baroque style are monumental stairway in the heart of the ancient city of Rome with a set of 138 steps and happen to be one of Rome’s most impressive public works and popular gathering hotspots.
Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue. Capitoline Museums are art and archeological museums on top of the Capitoline Hill. The museums’ collection include ancient Roman statues, inscriptions, artifacts, collection of medieval and Renaissance art, collections of jewels, coins, et al.
Palatine Hill is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum.
Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill.
Baths of Caracalla are among the largest Roman public baths.
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or Fountain of the Four Rivers is a fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome. The base of the fountain is a basin with travertine rocks rise with an ancient Egyptian obelisk of a dove with an olive twig representing four major rivers of the four continents.
Theatre of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theatre in Rome with Corinthian columns.
Capitoline Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome. It contains ancient ground-level ruins with by Medieval and Renaissance palaces that surround a piazza.
St. Peter’s Basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City and the papal enclave within the city of Rome. It is the largest church in the world.
Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, one of Jesus’s Apostles and also the first Pope. St. Peter’s has associations with numerous artists especially Michelangelo.
The Ancient City of Rome is built on seven hills. The Old city of Rome is the historical medieval and renaissance center of Rome with piazzas, bylanes, streets and squares. Old Rome includes the neighborhoods of Navona, Campo de’ Fiori, Pantheon and the Ghetto. Ancient Rome architecture is vivacious with monuments and sites. The Ancient city of Rome left a fascinating mark on Popular Culture.
The Vatican is city-state surrounded by Rome and is the home to the Pope Holy See. Vatican is the ecclesiastical state and seat of Rome. This Papal residence is built over the tomb of Saint Peter and happens to be world’s smallest country completely encircled by the city of Rome. It is an independent city-state that covers over 100 acres.
Vatican Museums are art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. They display works from the collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. It is one of the largest museums in the world and most visited art museum in the world. The famed ancient Roman sculptures include Laocoon and His Sons, Renaissance frescoes in Raphael Rooms Stanze di Raffaello, Sistine Chapel accolade for Michelangelo’s ceiling.
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