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The amazing City of Rome

Updated on October 7, 2012
me at the Roman Coliseum
me at the Roman Coliseum | Source
with my husband at La Fontana de Trevi
with my husband at La Fontana de Trevi | Source

My trip to Rome

Everybody knows Rome is the capital of Italy, and that is located in the central western portion of the Italian peninsula. We also know we can referrer to Rome as the “Eternal City” and after my trip to this amazing city I realized that it was completely true. You can find modern buildings, monuments built thousands of years ago along with cathedrals from the XV century. I was amazed to see how well conserved are the monuments that were part of the Ancient Roman Empire, remember that romans conquered almost all western Europe and Mediterranean areas from first century BC to the seventh century AC. During Christianity Rome became home of the papacy, therefore on 8th century Rome became capital of papal States and after that Vatican City was founded. It was also home to famous artists that contribute to architecture, painting, and music during Renaissance and Baroque times. To talk about Rome is to talk about thousand of years of history, so I may suggest visiting The Eternal City and enjoying all what it can show to you.

Places to visit during your stay in Rome

Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatino: These monuments may transport you to 2000 years ago; these monuments may be in ruins but will give you an idea of how the most important Empire was.

Piazza Navona, Trastevere and Pantheon: The first one is and amazing Piazza with lots of live and commerce. Trastevere is a typical roman neighborhood you will love. The Roman Pantheon has an impressive arquitecture and a very famous cupule.

Fontana de Trevi and Piazza de Spagna: The first one is well known for being a wishing fountain where you may throw one coin to come back, two to get married and three to get divorced!! The Piazza de Spagna (Spain) is famous for the beautiful steps where tourists stop to take pictures and rest next to the beautiful flowers

Rome Cathedrals and Churches: Rome is capital of Catholic Church, that’s the reason we may find hundreds of churches and cathedrals starting for the world famous Saint Peter`s Cathedral in the Vatican City.

Take a map and your comfortable shoes and get ready to walk and visit this amazing city. I recommend taking a guided tour so you can receive important information and save some time if you want to visit monuments (like the Coliseum and Saint Peter’s cathedral). Is important to be sure the guide company is serious and well organized. I was really pleased to have an organized trip, but was also happy to have free time to visit the city by myself. By hiring a guided tour with my travel agency I saved time because I did not have to make any line to go inside the monuments but I also received a lot of information and a lesson of history. Visiting most ot roman monuments is free except for the Vatican Museums (if you want to visit the Sixtine Chapel) or the Roman Coliseum, so if you are traveling on a budget you will not loose the chance to see amazing monuments, churches and more.

It is always good to have a map and a travel guide on hand!


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      MarieAlice 5 years ago from Peru

      thank you for your comment nothuk.... I hope you can soon go back to Rome and enjoy it!!!

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      nothuk 5 years ago from Varna, Bulgaria

      Rome is so amazing ! The art, the architecture, the food ... great article, Marie, it really reminded me how much I want to go back to Rome very soon :)

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      MarieAlice 5 years ago from Peru

      India-Online Tour you will love Rome as much as I did!

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      India-Online Tour 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Fantastic Trip , i want to visit Rome and explore beautiful destinations.

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      MarieAlice 5 years ago from Peru

      Dear Gypsi Willow Rome has many places not to be missed and trastevere neighborhood is one of those.

      Teaches 12345, thank you for your nice comment!!! If you ever have the chance go and visit this City, is amazing, enjoyable and you will feel like part of History.

      Rcumple: I'm very catholic so for me the experience of been in The Vatican City was priceless. As you say, you can spend days in Rome and never get to discover all what this city can offer us!!

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Spent much time in Roma many years ago. The Vatican City inclusive of St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel received much of my attention. One can spend days in there and still never see all of the history on display. At that time, we were allowed to walk up the stairs inside the dome to see the mosaics there, as well as to continue up and outside of the dome to view the royal crests in the gardens surrounding the city below. It was also interesting to see the pyramid in Roma that was a totally unexpected sight. Great Hub!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I would love to visit Rome. Your hub and the added photos make it very inviting. You and your husband look so nice together in the photo.

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      Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      We stayed in the Trastevere and loved it, so lively. It has an amazing leather goods factory and shop there, not to be missed!

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      MarieAlice 5 years ago from Peru

      Thank you Sunshine625 you are always so kind!!!!

      Kenny... I did trow a coin into the Trevi Fountain so I hope I will go back soon!!! I felt deeply in love with this city and for sure if I get the chance I will go back!!!!

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      MarieAlice 5 years ago from Peru

      Thank you Sunshine625 you are always so kind!!!!

      Kenny... I did trow a coin into the Trevi Fountain so I hope I will go back soon!!! I felt deeply in love with this city and for sure if I get the chance I will go back!!!!

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Interesting hub! I went to Rome several years ago, and it was awesome! I remember walking inside the Coliseum and just getting blown away by the scale of it. By the way, when you visited Trevi fountain did you throw any coins into the water, because if you did, that means you're destined to return someday. Voted up etc.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You're better than a tour guide! Thanks for the virtual trip to Rome!


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