THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN ROMA

The best things to see and do in Rome.

Rome
Rome

Fortunately, this time I arrived to one city of Italy without car. My experience driving in this country isn’t good. Roma isn’t a place for the private transport, but it’s a fantastic city for to walk…and see the best of the history during The Roman Empire or Renaissance.

San Angelo Castle
San Angelo Castle

The most important remains of Romans Empire are the Forum and Colosseum. In the Forum you can see the ruins of the old Roman city, with several buildings, temples, arcs, … and the Imperial residences and the stadium in the Palatine Hill, near to the Forum. And everybody knows the Colosseum, the enormous Roman amphitheatre with capacity for about 50000 persons.

Colosseo
Colosseum

Near to the Forum and Colosseum are the remains of the Imperial Forum and the Trajan’s Market, and the beautiful Trajan’s Column , and if you walk a little, you can see the Baths of Caracalla, the Temple of Vesta and the impressive Pantheon, in the centre of the city. In this places, It’s very easy to return 2000 years with our imagination.

Trajan's Market
Trajan’s Market
Trajan's Column
Trajan’s Column

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Other important period in Rome was the Renaissance. You can enjoy their best monuments in the Vatican City and in the centre of Rome.

Saint Peter's Square
Saint Peter’s Square

Vatican City has 0.45 km² and it’s located in the west side of Rome, near to the River Tiber. There, you must visit the Vatican Museums (with the impressive Sistine Chapel), The Basilica and the Saint Peter’s Square. Besides, I recommend you to ascent to the Dome and contemplate the views of Rome.

Views from the Dome of Saint Peter's Basilica
Views from the Dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica

And after seeing ruins and museums, you must walk around the city centre and discover the famous squares like Nabona, Spagna, Popolo,… and the Fontana di Trevi.

Nabona Square
Nabona Square
Fontana di Trevi
Fontana di Trevi

And this is the essential of Rome: The Romans ruins, Vatican city, squares and fountains, but if you want to see more history, you can find other places like Borghese Museum, the Catacumbas, The Trastevere, etc…or you can visit the ruins of Ostia Antica, the old Roman harbour near to Rome.

Ostia Antica
Ostia Antica

Finally, I always recommend that if you want to know a place you must be more time with the local people in their bars, restaurants, etc… you can recognize this places because there aren’t many tourists inside. Besides, they are cheaper and the possibility of you could be cheated decrease a lot (unfortunately, it’s quite common in Italy).

Popolo Square
Popolo Square

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