Rome is a land of legend and mythology, known as the ‘Eternal City.’ The name signified that no matter what happened to the world and no matter how many empires fell, Rome would always remain and endure. To this day, you can still find many of the original architectural structures, sculptures, basilicas and ruins that date back nearly 3000 years ago. Nowadays, with the multitude of cheap flights to Rome, there’s been no better time to go visit! Find out here how to plan the perfect trip in this ancient and mesmerizing city.
What To See
Your first stop should be to the infamous Colosseum. This iconic landmark was constructed in 70-80 AD and once held 80,000 spectators that would come far and wide to watch the famous gladiator tournaments. It is a true sight to behold and worth taking a tour of. Some of the other important sites not to miss include the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, the ancient Pantheon temple, the Sistine Chapel and the stunning sculptures of the Trevi fountain. There’s also a large number of museums to explore in Rome where you can witness some of the most breathtaking artwork and sculptures in the world.
What To Eat
Famous Italian dishes like rigatoni carbonara, amatriciana and pizza al tagio aren’t the only things worth trying in Rome. Century-old dishes can be found in many of the restaurants here too. Just ask any local and they’ll tell you not to miss out on trying fritti – a deep-fried appetizer that’s perfect before diving into your main course. Some of the most popular fritti here is the suppli, a fried-rice ball mixed with ragu and mozzarella. Another local favourite dish is the Fiori di Zucca – battered zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies – a tantalizing experience for your taste buds! For vegetarians, don’t miss out on trying a dish called Cacio e Pepe, which is hand-rolled tonnarelli noodles with salty pecorino cheese and pepper. Of course, Rome is also dotted with many traditional cafes serving delicious Italian espresso and mouth-watering gelato – a must have!
Where To Rest
Rome is also home to a number of beautiful parks and gardens to explore and spend some quiet time wandering through. In fact, Rome is one of the greenest cities in all of Europe. A trip isn’t complete here without at least one visit to the Botanical Gardens which was established in 1883 and contains over 3000 rare plant species. The Orange Garden also offers a quiet oasis with beautiful orange trees nestled throughout the area. You can also park yourself at the Parco delgi Acquedotti to unwind and take in the sights and sounds of this great city.
What To Hear
Italians are known for their theatre, live music, and festivals. If you’re looking for a good night out on the town, you won’t have to go far to find whatever you’re in the mood for in Rome. Restaurants and clubs can be found all throughout the city, playing jazz, rock, and house music for the masses. If you’re looking to catch a festival while you’re here, the Rock in Roma is one of the largest ones in the city, taking place in June and July, featuring a number of concerts. Roma Summer Fest also takes place in the city and showcases many internationally acclaimed rock and dance artists.
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