Best things to do and places to visit for Rome

Rome, the capital of Italy since 1879, the Eternal City, the cradle of Italian history, art, and culture. The city has an immense artistic, architectural, and archaeological heritage.

Rome encompasses over two thousand years of history. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Its symbol is the Colosseum, one of the most-visited monuments in the world. Opened in 80 A.D., it was intended for gladiatorial shows and wild animal hunts. Nearby are two other symbols of Rome: the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill where, according to lore, Romulus founded the city.

Capitoline Hill is the institutional seat of the mayor and here you can visit the famous Capitoline Museums. Another exhibition space full of masterpieces is the Borghese Gallery, a must-see on a trip to Rome, which houses paintings by Caravaggio and statues by Bernini, in addition to countless other art treasures.

Strolling through Rome is a unique experience that captivates at every corner, from popular neighborhoods to the shopping streets and sophisticated lifestyle. A "Dolce Vita", which was also made famous in the famous film by Federico Fellini.

The entertaining streets lead through Trastevere and Testaccio to the exclusive lounges of Via Veneto, shopping at the boutiques of Via Condotti, to the markets of Porta Portese and Via Sannio.

But Rome is also the symbol of Christianity, which leads to the Vatican City, the small city-state where the Pope resides. Here thousands, both the faithful and not, come every year to listen to the Holy Father and to admire the Vatican's artistic and architectural treasures such as St. Peter's Basilica, containing masterpieces of art such as Michelangelo's Pietà, the Castel Sant'Angelo, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel, where they keep the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope, decorated with one of the most famous works of art in the world, and Michelangelo's frescoes.

Walking around the city is an enchanting experience, but it is also lovely to explore it with boat trips on the Tiber River. Wherever you go, the view is filled with fascinating sights and buildings rich with history.

For a trip outside the city, visit the Eur district, one of the best examples of contemporary architecture.

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Rome: Where to sleep

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