Jun 11, 2024 2 min read

Ultimate Travel Guide to Rome, Italy - Why Visit?

Rome is an open-air museum, so whether you are on a budget or not, you still have something to see!

Why visit Rome, Italy

Narrow streets... most of them are cobbled and in places become slippery... or wide boulevards cross the "Eternal City"... drinking water fountains are in most of the squares we passed through and of course, there are restaurants with terraces or gelaterias in all the squares...

Rome is an open-air museum, it fascinates you with the beauty of works of art and monuments, it is a unique mixture of archeology and history...

The Colosseum

I've seen many beautiful things and places in Rome that I liked, but one of them, quite special, the Colosseum, deeply impressed me. I was saying that one evening when I wanted to see the ruins in the lantern light, seagulls were flying above the Colosseum. In the night light, they were silvery and their screams unpleasantly chilled me; there was something macabre in their flight and in their screaming...

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The Trevi Fountain

The name of the fountain comes either from "tre vie" – the three roads/streets that meet at the square – or from the name of the virgin Trivia, who, according to legend, discovered the spring from which water was later transported via the Acqua Vergine for the use of the citizens of ancient Rome...

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The Roman Forum

Of all the places we visited in Rome, the hardest for me to summarize was what we saw here at the "Roman Forum" (or Forum Magnum, as it was also called), because it seems to be (and is, in my opinion) a disorganized collection of ruins of former Roman buildings...

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The Trastevere

In Trastevere, besides wandering the streets to enjoy the neighborhood vibe where the Italian "dolce far niente" is best felt, we did not want to miss the Basilica of Santa Maria and the Church of San Francesco a Ripa, each valuable in its own way...

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The Vatican

From Rome to the Vatican, you can also walk, crossing the Tiber River (depending on where you are staying in Rome), or by taking the metro, getting off at the Ottaviano-S. Pietro station. From the metro exit, you take Via Ottaviano and...

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