Rome is an impressive ancient city with unique structures from the Roman era. The city is associated with rich history in the past. Like many Mediterranean cities, Rome is rainy in winters and dry in summer. When visiting Rome and the surrounding area, visa isn’t needed if we stay there less than 90 days. A common advice is to go to Rome in off-season months, which is between October and March. Summer is the busy season in Rome, with many tourists visiting it. It is easy to explore Rome on our own, as long as we have made a list of places that we want to see. If we have a plan when we reach and leave a site, we will be able to make the most of our time in Rome. One good option is by hiring guided tour service. Bookings can be performed only or done from our hotel. The popular public transportation in Rome is Trambus system, which is reliable and affordable. These buses could quickly take us to many different places in Rome. The most popular location in Rome is Colosseum and it’s often the first destination for many tourists. We may find guides who dress up like gladiators and we may hire their services. After visiting Colosseum, we may go to Foro Romano or the Roman Forum.
Foro Romano is a significantly important historical site and it was a civic center during the Roman era. Major activities took place in this location. The structure has stood for 2000 years and it still shows the original Roman architecture. When visiting this place, tourists are not require to pay entry fee. However, we could pay for guided tours and paid audio. Another interesting structure in Rome is the Pantheon, which is also an ancient building. Pantheon means the temple to All Gods and built around 125AD. The structure was constructed during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. The only light source in the interior is a 9-meter opening. A number of famous people and later Italian kings are buried in the Pantheon. Despite its age, we could still learn a lot about clothing, sculpture and lifestyle of Roman people. The Vatican is also a popular location in the area. We could see unique architecture, statues, sculptures and paintings. It is a place that’s rich in history and one whole day is often not enough for enthusiasts. In St. Peter’s, we could find the Michelangelo’s Pieta and there many great antique items in the huge Vatican Museum. Some Egyptian mummies were brought to Rome and we could see it. Sistine Chapel is one of the sites that we should visit in Rome.
The famous Michelangelo was asked by Pope Julius II to decorate the ceiling of Sistine Chapel’s as a way to embarrass him. However, Michelangelo managed to complete the challenge and the structure went on to become among the best architectural masterpieces. After visiting various locations in Rome, we could visit local restaurants and cafe to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine.