If you are planning trip to Italy then a visit to the capital Rome is one that simply can’t be missed. This ancient capital id drenched in the history from the the time when Roman and it’s Empire was the centre of the World. The result of such global influence on the Rome has left behind a stunning European City that is quintessentially Italian and adored by thousand of tourist who visit each year. There is so many things to see and do in Rome that one trip simply won’t be enough to cover it all, so to help make sure that you visit the top places in the Italian capital, here are my top 4 things to do in Rome.
The Colosseum is arguably Italy’s most iconic landmarks, this gargantuan amphi-theatre, the largest in the World, once housed over 100,000 spectators baying for blood whilst watching the Gladiators. The Colosseum was only used for public displays and stage shows during those crazy Roman times. Now the budding is used solely for tours and part of the building has disappeared as a result of age and war, this does not detract from the majesty of the building and you should head straight there when you get to Rome.
The Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel sits in Vatican City’s Apostolic Palace, it is a papal chapel which is used to anoint the Pope. The fame and majesty of this chapel is in the exquisite art on display that has been commissioned over the years from some of the World’s greatest painters. By far the most stunning of these wall murals are Michelangelo’s ‘The Last Judgement’ and the World-famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo as well, which has spell-binding intricacy and is considered one of the most stunning pieces of Renaissance art ever created.
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain is the largest baroque fountain in the World and at over 26 metres high it really is a sight to behold. The fountain is not only large but like many things in Rome it is beauty designed and has become quite iconic in the last century thanks to it’s feature in many films. The Trevi district is easy to get to on Rome’s metro system and whilst it won’t be a long trip to see the fountain you should still make some time to see this beautiful landmark
Whilst in may sound like something of a no-brainer, I would implore everyone to try out some local pizza as soon as they possibly can. We live in a World now where Italy’ most famous export is sold frozen in boxes or by chain restaurants who serve pizza up like a production line. In Rome however, serving pizza is akin to religion and they treat it with the same level of care and dedication. There are no specific areas for you to head to as most restaurants across the city offer the same quality hand-made dough and some of the finest and freshest ingredients that Italy can offer.