As a center of great civilizations, Rome has been immensely influential in its long history. Boasting of grand Roman monuments, ancient basilicas, churches, graceful palaces, wonderful fountains, and ornate statues, the Italian capital city is a place with rich cosmopolitan atmosphere and history.
With a host of picturesque tourist attractions to explore, Rome is definitely one of the most photogenic cities in the world. The Great Squares, including, St. Peter’s Square, the magnificent entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica; the 17th century masterpiece Piazza di Spagna with its Spanish Steps; Piazza Navona with its spectacular Baroque architecture; and Piazza Venezia representing the heart of Rome, are some of the popular places where people assemble for the regular happy hour or for special events.
Explore the 19 churches and basilicas found within Rome, out of which St. Peter’s Basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore, and Archbasilica of St. John Lateran are patriarchal. Take a trip to the biggest structure and the centre of entertainment in ancient Rome, the Colosseum, where animal and gladiatorial battles were held. Visit the sprawling ruins of the Roman Forum, the site for public speeches, commercial affairs, elections, and triumphal processions in ancient Rome. Another remarkable building in Rome is the Pantheon, originally constructed as a temple devoted to the Roman gods.
While traveling across the city, do not forget to visit Fontana di Trevi, Castel Sant’ Angelo, and Vatican Museum.
With various gastronomic specialties, Rome is home to hundreds of restaurants and wine bars that attract crowds from all over the world. If you want to taste Italian cuisine, stop at Santa Lucia, Supper Club, or Capricci Siciliani, while Ketumbar, Sciam, and Franz are renowned for serving international cuisine.
Rome provides you with lots of options for entertainment. You can relax in a café adjacent to Campo De Fiori, sipping white wine or dance all night in a club in Testaccio. If you love operas and theaters, then Rome has some big institutions like Teatro Sistina and Teatro Argentina. You can also witness music events and dance festivals that are held during summer.