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The amazing City of Rome
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.