“All roads lead to Rome” – Is there anyone in this world that doesn’t heard about most famous sentence to describe Rome? What we know for sure is that Rome is known in every corner of this world, and it is one of the most famous cities. With around 3 million inhabitants its on the 5th place by population in European capitals and 7th in all European cities. After more then 2.000 years in existence, there’s enough to explore, to keep you busy on ex. Colosseum, baroque churches, museums, pastas and gelato, places to shop for everything, art to overload your senses etc. The Eternal City would make you think that you’ll need an eternity to experience everything there.
Eat on Italian Way
You must eat on italian way or even better, Roman way. One of the most popular cheeses in Roman cooking is pecorino romano and one of the favorite dishes is cacio e pepe – a classic pasta dish with lots of pecorino romano and black pepper. Other common Roman pasta dishes are spaghetti alla carbonara and arebucatini all’amatriciana.
Visit the famous Colosseum
When you in Rome and didn’t visit the Colosseum, you actually can’t say that you’ve visited Rome. With more than 2.000 years old, this worldwide famous monument its definitely a wonder of the ancient world. In the past it was used for gladiatorial contests, animal hunting, executions, dramas etc.
When in Rome, you must drink espresso! It’s not uncommon for Roman citizens to drink three, four or more espressos a day. There is a big difference between Romans and tourists in ordering espresso. Roman people have unspoken rules of or ordering an espresso.
Gaze at the Marvelous Pantheon
The name Pantheon means “temple for all Gods”, but actually is the burial place for Roman kings and other prominent figures, such as Raphael. This temple was built between 118 and 128 A.D. Get inside, walk through this architectural marvel and look up – the oculus in the dome is open to the sky, letting sunlight filter in.
Get a Tour of Vatican City
Vatican City is technically its own independent city-state, no one visits Vatican City on its own without visiting Rome as well. For most travelers, touring the Vatican is one day out of a trip to Rome, like another state or city. Vatican is the main centre of the Christianity. Start at the Piazza di San Pietro, which Bernini designed to look like arms extended in an embrace. Besides St. Peter’s Basilica, the absolute must-see is the Vatican Museums, which contain Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Pay your respects to the Vatican and its museums!
Throw a Coin in the Trevi Fountain
Famous fountain di Trevi was created by Nicola Salvi and his masterpiece is well known in the world by the legend that says – one who throws a coin in the fountain will return to Rome.