Rome, also known as the “Eternal City” is a place like none other. The term “Eternal City” symbolizes Rome’s timeless allure, rich history, and its remarkable ability to transcend time. You’ll have to see for yourself when visiting Rome!
Rome’s history dates back over 2,500 years, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It was the heart of one of the most powerful and influential civilizations in history, the Roman Empire.
Keep reading for the top 3 must-do’s when visiting Rome. And if you’re thinking of planning a trip to Rome, Italy but don’t want to plan, check out my Rome travel guide.
Top 3 To Do When Visiting Rome
»Visit the Colosseum: No visit to Rome is complete without a visit one of the 7 new wonders of the world, the Colosseum. This iconic amphitheater is a testament to the grandeur of the Roman Empire and its past. As you wander through the ancient corridors, you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time. It’s amazing to think of the work that went into building this and all the things that took place within the stadium. I highly recommend going on a guided tour to learn all about the history and details you can’t see on your own.
»Explore the Vatican City: Start with a visit to the Vatican Museums. You’ll love the beautiful frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, including Michelangelo’s ceiling masterpiece. Then head to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world, where you’ll see Pietà by Michelangelo. You can climb the dome for gorgeous views of the city too. Be sure to dress modestly when visiting the Vatican!
»Eat your way through the city: It’s no secret that Rome (and Italy in general) has some of the most amazing food in the world. You can’t go wrong with anywhere you land – pasta, pizza, gelato, and tiramisu…I’m drooling just thinking about it. Be sure to head to Alfredo alla Scrofa, the spot where Fettuccine alfredo was invented. Then head to Giolitti Gelato for arguably the best gelato you’ll ever taste.
Looking for more to add to your Rome travel guide?
If you’re traveling to Rome, Italy and don’t have time (or patience) to plan, check out the ultimate Rome travel guide. It includes recommendations for:
»Where to stay
»How to get around
»Top things to do
»Top places to eat & drink
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