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Travel to Rome and Enjoy the Amazing Roman Masterpieces

Updated on November 29, 2015

If you want to explore and enjoy the amazing treasures of the Roman Architectures and art, then planning a travel trip to Rome is worth it. The unique monuments of art and architecture that are seen in Rome will surely mesmerize for its amazing beauty and elegance. Due to these unique and heritage attractions, Rome has become one of the hottest travel destination in the world, where you can see tourists coming from different parts of the world to explore its heritage monuments and arts. There are a lot of amazing travel attractions in Rome, including UNESCO world heritage sites, which gives Rome a special place among the tourist destinations worldwide.

Rome is the capital of Italy and is the fourth most populated city in the European Union. Located at the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, along the shores of Tiber river, Rome has vast history spanning more than two and a half thousand years. This is one of the major reason why Rome is blessed with a large number of historic and heritage monuments and remains. Rome is well known for the Archaeological remains from its ancient time, art-stuffed churches and the amazing treasures of the Vatican city. Vatican city is actually an independent country within the boundaries of Rome and hence Rome has become the capital of these two states.

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Rome offers ample opportunities for activities such as sightseeing, dining, shopping etc. Rome has some of the best sightseeing spots in the world which is marked for its cultural, heritage and historic value. When it comes to dining, there will be no better place on the earth than Rome. Rome offers some of the unique and special Italian mouth watering cuisines that you are sure to enjoy. There are also plenty of room for shopping in Rome, due to the presence of a good number of shopping spots throughout the city. Overall, you will never feel short of any activities in Rome to make your trip a memorable one.

The city of Rome is suited for people of all ages and this is something that makes this place a hot travel spots among the tourists. The variety of potential travel activities in Rome is something that makes you visit this place again and again. The architectural beauty of the ancient monuments and buildings of Rome along with the modern buildings makes this city a beautiful place to see. Most of the time, the city of flooded with tourists and one need to take care of themselves and stay safe.

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Some of the major sightseeing attractions and destinations of Rome include the Colosseum, Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums, Squares and Fountains, Roman Forum, Aventine Hill, Castel St. Angelo, Villa Borghese, Baths of Caracalla, Campidoglio, Trastevere, Heritage Palaces, Campo Marzio, Roman Roads etc. All these attractions of Rome are unique in their own way, but at the same time echoes the ancient history, heritage and culture of Roman Empire. All the major travel attractions in Rome are flooded with travelers from across the world.

The Colosseum is large amphitheatre which was mainly used for gladiatorial combat. The Colosseum in Rome was the largest amphitheatre that was ever built in the Roman Empire and had a seating capacity of around 60,000 spectators. The Pantheon in Rome is a big brick dome which is regarded as the forerunner of all modern places of worship. The St. Peter's Basilica is one of the major Christian monument in Rome, which is dedicated to St. Peter, one of the major disciples of Jesus Christ.

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The Vatican Museums are located in the Vatican City and is well known for its amazing displays from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries. The Squares and Fountains are yet another major attractions of Rome that are known for its sheer beauty and elegance. The Roman Forum is situated in the city center and is a plaza which is surrounded by the ancient historic government buildings. The Aventine hill holds a major importance in the history of Rome as it was one of the seven hills on which the ancient Rome was considered to be built.

The Castel St. Angelo, which is also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian is a towering cylindrical building museum, which was once a fortress and a castle. The Villa Borghese Gardens is a splendid garden in Rome that houses a number of buildings, museums and other attractions. Also take time to visit the Baths of Caracalla, which was once the second largest public bath in Rome. The Campidoglio or Capitoline Hill is one of the seven hills of Rome and was once the citadel of the early Romans.

One of the best way to explore the beauty of the ancient streets of Rome is by making a trip to the Trastevere. If you need to dig more into the history of Rome, then you can visit the historic palaces of Rome, which might have a long story to tell. You can also visit Campo Marzio (Campus Martius) to explore more famous ancient monuments in Rome. Also do not forget to have a look at the ancient Roman roads which are quite unique and still withstanding.

There are also a lot of other travel attractions in Rome that are not mentioned over here and all depends upon the taste of the travellers. If you are serious about planning a trip to Rome, then the best time would be April to May and September to October. Your travel to Rome should be avoided during the summer season, when it is extremely hot and might not be able to cope with the heat and other climatic conditions. In a general opinion, it will require a minimum of 5 to 7 days to explore the major travel attractions in Rome and if you do not have that much days, then you need to be much more selective and omit some travel attractions that are of least importance.

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Rome is very well connected to the other major cities and countries through road, rail and air. So travelling to Rome is not such a difficult thing and every year the number of people visiting Rome is on a rapid rise. People from different parts of the world plan their trip to Rome during the peak tourism season and hence Rome has made itself well equipped with the best domestic as well as international transport facilities.

There are a lot of luxury as well as budget hotels and resorts in and around Rome and most of these accommodation facilities offers world class facilities and amenities. The more the hotel is towards the center of the city, the more expensive it would be. Once you start moving away from the city center, you can find less expensive hotels with decent facilities and services. It all depends upon your budget and financial status and you can select the best accommodation facility based on that.

Some Useful Links to Get Accommodation in Rome

1) http://www.booking.com/city/it/rome.html

2) http://www.lastminute.com/hotels/rome.html

3) http://www.only-apartments.com/apartments-rome.html

4) http://www.perfectaccommodation.com/rome-apartments/

If you are really interested in visiting and viewing the amazing city of Rome and its architectural wonders, then you need to plan ahead in advance, because most of the time it might become difficult to get a preferred accommodation due to the huge number of travelers visiting this place. So you need to book and plan your trip so that you can make it a memorable one. If you are thinking of planning your trip to Rome in the last moment, then you might face some issues related to accommodation and other facilities. So it is better to book your trip in advance and you can even hire any of the best travel agent who can make your travel and accommodation comfortable.

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    • simranwadhwa17 profile image

      Simran SIngh Wadhwa 

      2 years ago from India

      very informative.. thanks for sharing!!

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      vasantha T k 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful pictures.I have not visited Rome.Don't know if I would visit. Thanks for sharing.

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