Holidays in Rome
The eternal proud Rome, founded by the brothers Romulus and Remus in the 8th century BC, never ceased to play a crucial role in world history, politics and culture. For centuries, Rome has been recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and such attractions as the Colosseum, Pantheon or the Sistine Chapel are known to everyone without exception.
It should be noted that the Vatican mini-state, famous for St. Peter’s Basilica, the Papal Palace, Vatican Pinacoteca, Sistine Chapel with brilliant frescoes by Michelangelo and Botticelli, is located in the heart of Rome. During the walks it is worth climbing to Capitol Hill with its palaces, temples and the Roman Forum, visiting the Caracalla Baths built in the 3rd century BC, walking along the Spanish Steps, throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain, wandering around the Villa Borghese park and taking a couple of steps along Appian Way.
The wealth of Rome is itself, its narrow cobbled streets with houses of different eras, especially many of which are in the Trastevere quarter, there are also many restaurants and bars in which the noise does not stop even at night. There are countless squares and museums, cathedrals and churches, palaces and ancient ruins, it will take a single week to get around them all.
What to do in Rome?
Fans of ancient culture and contemporary art will be delighted with Rome, because here they will find a huge number of interesting places. Along with the well-known Pantheon and the Coliseum, tourists also enjoy the area and St. Peter’s Basilica, the castle and the bridge of St. Angel, etc.
Rome is also suitable for those who want to learn more about Catholicism. Indeed, it is inside the territory of this city that the dwarf state of the Vatican is located, which has become the international center of the Catholic Church. Planning a peek here, it is worth visiting the Vatican Museums.
The capital of Italy is also suitable for families with children. With a child it is worth a walk in the picturesque park complex Villa Borghese. Here you can organize a picnic, hide from the bustling city, admire the creations of Caravaggio, Monet and Rubens in the Borghese Gallery. It is clear that children may not like visiting a picture gallery. For them, the villa provides attractions, as well as a biopark where elephants, flamingos and many other animals and birds live.
Connoisseurs of haute couture flock to Rome to display new collections of famous designers. The city is ideal for those who love shopping. Gucci, Armani, Valentino, D&G boutiques are located not far from Plaza de España and are waiting for their wealthy customers. Near Campo dei Fiori, young people will find their own clothing brands. Shops with affordable brands are mainly concentrated in Via del Corso, Rome’s famous shopping street. At the beginning of the year, as well as in July and August, the sales season lasts.
And Rome is an excellent choice for quiet romantics who prefer to explore unexplored paths and small cozy streets away from popular tourist places.