Why Visit Rome?

Rome, the capital of Italy and the country’s largest and most populated city, Rome offers many attractions to both tourists and locals. Its monuments, museums and sights are among the world’s fifty most wanted destinations for tourists, having approximately ten million visitors each year. Among its best attractions, the Colosseum and the Vatican Museum are the most visited ones. Because of the fact that it is very crowded, before leaving home, make sure that you book a room at one of the traditional hotels in Rome, in order for you to feel the complete experience.

While in Rome, although you might not be interested in archaeology, you must see the ruins of the ancient city. The best area for exploring is in Colosseo/Rome in Via dei Fori Imperiali which links the Colosseum with Piazza Venezia. In old Rome you will discover the Pantheon which is very well preserved even though it dates back to 125 A.D. Nearby you’ll come across the Castel Sant’ Angelo which was built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian. Next to the Colosseum you will see the Baths of Carcalla from which you can head over along the Appian Way to the Circus of Maxentius and the Villa dei Quintili. During this itinerary you will cross the Seven Hills of Rome without even realizing it.

If you get sick of exploring the ruins of ancient Rome and you want to do something new, try visiting a couple of museums. There are many of them from which you can choose, but the most interesting are The Galleria Borghese, The Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia and The Galleria Natzionale d’Arte Moderna which houses many Italian masterpieces among which works of art by Van Gogh, Monet and Degas. Of course you must also go to the Vatican Museum in order to see the Sistine Chapel, but also paintings by Raphael, Caravaggio and many others. After this amazing, but exhausting experience, be sure you take a rest in your room of one of the hotels in Rome. After taking a nice sleep, you can catch up from where you left.

It is not compulsory to have a guide or to make a well established itinerary before leaving home and coming to Rome. Most attractions in the city can be observed only by walking around. For example, you can easily walk through piazzas that have incredibly beautiful fountains and churches. Piazza Navona, Piazza della Rotonda, Piazza del Popolo or Piazza di Spagnia, they all have to offer amazing settings. The one you should not miss though is the square of Saint Peter in Vatican. The wide square is filled with beautiful fountains and statues. You will be surprised to see that the Fontana di Trevi is tucked away in a rather small square on a narrow street. While walking the streets of Rome, make sure to make some stops in order to shop from a top fashion capital and eat some traditional pizza and pastas. When leaving you will surely swear to come back, not only for the great history the city has to offer, but also for ones of the best hotels in Rome.