One of the most visited cities on the planet has numerous open-air attractions, with museums, monuments and thousands of years of history scattered around every corner.
Known worldwide for its history, architecture and culture, Pomegranate is one of the most sought after destinations on a trip to Europe. Its super busy and modern center is the ideal place for bohemians, hipsters and fashionistas. There are numerous outdoor attractions that the Italian capital offers, squares, museums, fountains and churches that invite you to take a delightful walk through the city's streets.
An old saying goes that all roads lead to Pomegranate and it's true. Born as a simple village of shepherds on the Palatine Hill, Pomegranate grew up to command a vast empire, which occupied much of Western Europe. Later, after the fall of the Roman Empire, it became the center of the Christian world. In 1870, the city became the capital of unified Italy and today has more than 2.8 million inhabitants.
Pomegranate It is one of the most important cities in world history, being one of the symbols of European civilization. Rome conserves many ruins and monuments in the old part of the city, especially from the time of the Roman Empire, and the Renaissance, the cultural movement that was born in Italy. According to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Italy is home to 70% of the world's historical and artistic heritage.
What to do in Rome:
the best-known access to Vatican City, the smallest independent state in the world, is through St. Peter's Square, surrounded by columns arranged in an ellipse and topped by around 140 saints. Ahead is the facade of St. Peter's Basilica, the Cirsus of Nero, where St. Peter was crucified. In 324, Emperor Constantine ordered that a basilica be erected in this place in honor of the saint. The current structure dates from the 16th and 17th centuries and contains magnificent sculptures, the dome designed by Michelangelo, like his Pietà, as well as many other attractions that fully meet the expectations that the place arouses.
North of the square, the Vatican Museums are home to one of the largest art collections in the world, with pieces dating from Antiquity to the Renaissance, including Raphael's stanze (various rooms containing many of the artist's masterpieces), spread across a maze of palaces and galleries
The massive building housed up to 50,000 people and began to be erected in 72d.C and didn't open until 80d.C. The great arena featured great combats, between men, between animals and even between ships. since the arena could be flooded. Centuries of abandonment and looting have turned it into a husk, basically without a floor or seats. However, it is still quite a shell, with three rows of columns, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. Restoration projects drag on forever.
– Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain (Fountain of the Clovers) owes its name to the fact that in the past it was the crossroads of three roads and also the end point of the Vergine Aqueduct. Its design was made by Nicola Salvi who died during its execution and was completed by Giuseppe Pannini. The central statue is that of Neptune, with two Tritons at his side, one dominating a rebellious seahorse and dominating a more tame seahorse, both representing the contrast of the tides. The fountain is full of coins because legend has it that whoever throws coins into the water of the fountain has their wishes granted.
– Castel Sant'Angelo
Also known as Hadrian's Mausoleum, the castle was used as a military building during the Roman Empire, as a fortress for popes in medieval times, and as a prison during the unification of Italy.
Temple dedicated to all the Roman gods, which later became a Catholic church, today several illustrious personalities are buried, such as the painters Raffaello and Annibale Caracci, the kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I and the queen Margherita.
Other attractions to see in Rome:
- Roman Forum
- Navona Square
- Borghese Gallery
- Piazza di Spagna
- Altemps Palace
- National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome
- Barberini Palace
How to get to Rome:
The easiest way to arrive by plane is to get off at Leonardo da Vinci Airport (Fiumicino), where most international flights arrive. about 30 km from the capital. Those traveling on the cheapest options (via low cost) usually arrive at Ciampino airport, which is 15 km south of Rome.
Termini station is the largest and main station in Rome. From there it is possible to travel to numerous destinations in Italy such as Florence, Naples, Turin, Venice, Bologna and other famous destinations in Europe. on the company website trenitalia you can check the possibilities and more information about timetables and ticket prices.
Some companies offer flights to the main cities in the country and other destinations that border Italy. As the values are very close to those of a train ticket and even some low cost travel tickets, many people end up not using this service.
Best time to visit Rome:
Some European destinations are not as suitable to visit at any time of the year. Rome, for example, is home to a huge amount of beautiful monuments, palaces and ruins that can be visited on an open-air tour. On rainy days the weather can spoil your tour, so avoid the months between November and March, when it usually rains a lot in the country and temperatures tend to drop dramatically.
During the summer the days are more colorful and the average temperature is around 30ºC. This is when the city receives more tourists, resulting in more crowded hotels and restaurants, queues at tourist attractions and higher prices.
Between april and june the climate is milder, the city has a smaller flow of tourists and the climate is ideal for exploring the city on foot.
Where to stay in Rome:
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