Rome Travel Guide, Italy

Posted by on May 16, 2012

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Rome is a vibrant and lively city in Italy with lots of remnants of the past. Visiting the place will open your eyes to historical structures, monuments, medieval buildings, and museums. Rome is not just the capital of Italy but it is a place that boasts fine restaurants, exciting nightlife  and historic squares. Although it is a huge city, historic attractions are compact. Found in central Italy and the middle of the Italian Peninsula, the city can easily be reached through various means. The capital is connected to the rest of the world through airports, highways, railway systems and port. The main port is Civitavecchia where ships full of tourists docks. They say that the best way to get to Rome is by riding the train in the main station of Station Termini which is close to the center.If you want to have a qui k view of the city just chose the Rome hop on – hop off Bus Tours. I suggest you to opt for them since the experience is unforgettable.

. You might want to avoid driving in Rome and just utilize the public transportation.

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

If you are planning to take the subway or visit crowded tourist areas, be careful of pick pockets. Especially in crowded area. Be sure to carry your money and passport underneath your clothing. It is ideal to invest on a map where you can find information about offices and souvenir shops. If you are planning to take a cab, be sure to do research to avoid overpaying. It is best to visit Rome during summer as there are plenty of musical and cultural festivals happening.

In June, you can get to experience Festa di San Giovanni. This is an important festival that combines food and music. During Christmas and Easter season, there are religious events and processions taking place. These events would certainly add to the excitement of your trip. The climate in the city resembles the Mediterranean region. The weather is best probably during September to October when it is bright and sunny.

The city of Rome, Italy

The city of Rome, Italy

Walking around Rome is a good idea as you can encounter top attractions just within the vicinity. The Colosseum is the largest edifice in Rome. It is a huge amphitheater that served as a fighting arena for gladiators and wild beasts. You might want to buy tickets prior to visiting the place in order to avoid long lines.

The Colosseum of Rome, Italy

The Colosseum of Rome, Italy

Foro Romano or Roman Forum is an important archaeological site. It is filled with structures that date back to 900 years. Don’t miss the Capitoline Hill that would give you a view of Roman Forum. The main attraction in the area is the Piazza del Campidoglio which was designed by the famous Michelangelo. There is also a museum that houses a nice collection of paintings, sculptures, and mosaics. Piazza Navona is where you can find cafes, restaurants and lavish fountains.

Rome photo 1: fransdewit, Rome photo 2: Gokhan, Rome photo 3: richnik,

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