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10x things to do when in Rome

A fool is one who admires other cities without visiting Rome.

This quote is very close to the truth actually, because Rome is really a dream city if you like city trips. Famous sights, a lot of history, Italian cuisine and all that with a bright sun, make a city trip to Rome an unforgettable trip!

Rome, so much history in one place

Rome is a large collection of historical buildings. There is really a lot to see in Rome, especially if you like to learn more about the history of Rome. You can actually best describe Rome as a large open-air museum with the Colosseum as it's highlight, one of the seven wonders of the world.

But Rome is so much more than just history

Rome's important historical sites set the tone for the atmosphere of Rome. And all those beautiful buildings also give the atmosphere to Rome. But Rome is so much more than just history and important sights and you will discover that during your city trip to Rome. Rome is a bustling city, with cozy streets surrounded by the famous, colored Mediterranean houses. These streets and squares in Rome are filled with cozy terraces, nice shops and delicious restaurants where you can spend your days during your city trip.

Must-do's during your city trip to Rome

As we mentioned before, there is so much to see and do in Rome. For example, you should of course enjoy the Italian cuisine, which in our opinion no other cuisine can match, and you should enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces in the sun. We have made a list of the sights that you should not miss during your city trip to Rome; 10x things to do when you're in Rome! Read them below.

Visit the Colosseum, one of the 7 wonders of the world in the center of Rome

The Colosseum is something you should not miss during your city trip or day trip to Rome. The Colosseum is one of the most important historical sites in Italy and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built. It was used for gladiator fights, animal shows and drama performances. During these various activities, as many as 50,000 to 80,000 visitors could sit in the Colosseum to watch these battles.

Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Roman Forum, a historical piece of Rome

If you want to retain the Roman atmosphere for a while, discover this district a little further and pay a visit to the Roman Forum, a piece of everyday history in Rome during your city trip. In the Roman Empire, the Roman Forum was used as a market and actually a central place for all public life in Rome. Definitely an interesting place to visit during your city trip to Rome.

Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

The Spanish Steps, an imposing staircase in Rome

The Spanish Steps were built between 1723 and 1725 by a French diplomat. The Spanish Steps are located at the bottom of the beautiful Trinità dei Monti church in Rome. The special design of the stairs has been a source of inspiration for painters, artists and poets for years. For us it's just a wonderful place to rest and enjoy the view these stairs give you over Rome. Please note that you do not sit here for lunch, because eating is prohibited on these stairs and you will certainly be addressed if you do. You even risk a fine.

Address: Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to return to Rome someday

You can't leave Rome without trying your luck and throwing a coin in the famous Trevi Fountain. Rome certainly has no shortage of fountains. One fountain is more beautiful than the other, but the Trevi Fountain is the absolute number one! You could even say that the Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in Europe. The Trevi Fountain is a lavish fountain, complete in Baroque style. The Fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi. Nicola Salvi created his dream with the Trevi Fountain, which was to build a dramatic fountain at the intersection of three streets. This is also incorporated in the name of the Trevi fountain, Trevi literally means three streets. The Trevi Fountain is located right in the center of Rome in a central location and is therefore free to visit. It does get very busy at the Trevi Fountain and you really have to wait for a spot at the edge of this fountain. To avoid the crowds, visit the Trevi Fountain early in the morning. And don't forget to throw a coin into the Trevi fountain. It is said that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, you will one day return to Rome.

Address: Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Admire the imposing Pantheon in Rome

When walking through the center of Rome, don't forget to walk past the Pantheon in Rome. The Pantheon is one of the most historic buildings in Rome and clearly shows the history of Rome. The Pantheon is located in the center of a pleasant square full of terraces and restaurants. The square where the Pantheon is located is not that special. The only special thing is that there is a 200-year-old monument in the center of the Piazza del Rotonda square. This everyday square in Rome seems like an odd destination for such an impressive monument. But the Pantheon is said to have been built on the exact spot where the founder of Rome, Romulus, died and where legend has it that he was flown to heaven by an eagle. The Pantheon was once built as a temple to the gods, but was converted into a church during the Middle Ages.

Address: Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Visit one of the most famous places in Rome, the Vatican

The Vatican is actually a separate state in the center of Rome, of which the Pope is the leader. In the Vatican you will find the largest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica. The St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is the most famous church in the Italian Renaissance style. The church was designed by Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini. The church was built between 1506 and 1628. When you visit St. Peter's Basilica, don't forget to go to the top and enjoy the view from the top of this church. And of course you will also find the famous Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum in the Vatican. If you like museums, the Vatican museum is an absolute must. The Vatican Museum in Rome is one of the largest museums in the world with no less than 20,000 different pieces.

Don't forget to visit the Castel Sant'Angelo during your city trip to Rome

The Castel Sant'Angelo has already had quite a few different functions. It was once a mausoleum for the emperor Hadrian and his family, a fortress, a castle that was used by several Popes and it was once a prison. Today Castel Sant'Angelo is a museum. The castle is named after the angel statue on the roof of this castle. During your city trip or day trip to Rome, it is definitely worth visiting Castel Sant'Angelo, if only for the view you have from the roof of this castle over the city of Rome.

Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Visit the Vittorio Emanuele II, a National Monument

The Vittorio Emanuele II monument in Rome is a national monument and is also called Altare della Patria, literally translated the typewriter. Monument Vittorio Emanuele II was built between 1885 and 1935 in honor of a king who reunited Italy as a country in the second half of the nineteenth century. It is a neoclassical translation of the Roman Forum with a main staircase, a fountain, impressive columns, two statues of the goddess Victoria and a statue of Vittorio Emanuele II. It is certainly an impressive monument to visit when you are in Rome.

Address: Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Stroll through the romantic garden of Villa Borghese, romance in Rome

In Villa Borghese you will find Galleria Borghese, an art gallery where you can admire a large part of the Borghese art collection, including sculptures, paintings and antiques by Rubens, Bernini and Raphael, among others. But if you are not really an art lover, then a visit to Villa Borghese is still highly recommended. The romantic park near Villa Borghese is really beautiful. Villa Borghese Gardens is the third largest park in Rome. You will find everything in this park, including the English Gardens and the Etruscan museum. Villa Borghese Gardens are a really nice place to relax during your city trip to Rome.

Address: Piazzale Napoleone I, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

Stroll along the Tiber in Rome

The Tiber is the great river that flows through Rome. Rome was deliberately built next to this river, because it is a very strategic place to trade. A number of bridges have been built to cross the river, some of which are really beautiful. So it is wonderful and also soothing to stroll along the Tiber and take in the river banks of Rome. When you walk further south of Rome, you will automatically arrive at Tiber Island. A small island in the middle of river with bridges on both sides of the island to connect Tiber island with the city.

Rome, the perfect destination for a city trip

The sights we mentioned above are only a small part of everything there is to see in Rome. Because as we said before, there is so much history to see in Rome. The advantage of Rome is that it is a very compact city, so you can see a lot in a short time. But don't forget to enjoy the conviviality and vibrancy of Rome, because it really is a wonderful city to stay in. Rome is absolutely the perfect destination for a city break.


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