Rome is probably one of the most sought after places in the European continent when it comes to traveling. It is the cosmopolitan city of Italy that offers a magnificent architecture that directly reflects the city’s most controversial history and exciting culture. Ruins can still give a nostalgic feeling of the past. Rome is the home for wondrous constructions, parks and gardens, flamboyant fountains and aqueducts, exquisitely detailed statues, humongous obelisks and columns, bridges, and catacombs. Here are the top 5 must-do and visit when your destination is this glorious city.
A visit to Rome will not be complete without a trip to the city’s museums. Museums can give you a lot of insights about a city’s culture and history. It equips you with all unexplained feeling of eternal magnificence. There is always so much to learn in museums. Some of the world’s essential relics are found in the Vatican museums. Sistine Chapel is also located in the area. This chapel is known for the Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco and the Last Judgement on the altar wall. There are guided tours (charges are worth it) and free tours that you can choose from.
Rome is mainly Roman Catholic. It is the center for religion and pilgrimages. Visiting churches and examining the structures, paintings, and pillars of these holy grounds will surely make your trip whole. Aside from the cathedral of Rome called the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, there are about 900 churches in the place. All of them unique in their own way. Suggested churches to go to are: St. Peter’s Basilica, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica di San Clemente, San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane and the Church of Gesù.
VISIT FOUNTAINS AND LEARN THEIR FOLKLORES.
As mentioned, fountains and aqueducts are also scattered almost artistically around the city. The fountains are not only created ages ago but also tell stories about characters and events of both fiction and non-fiction origins. The style of the fountains ranges from Classical, Medieval, Baroque, and Neoclassical. One remarkable fountain worthy of visiting is the Trevi Fountain. It displays one mythological character called Oceanus (god of the sea) emerging from the pool of water surrounded by his Tritons. It is of Baroque design. It is said that casting some coins with your right hand over your left shoulder into the fountain will make you fall in love and marry an attractive Roman.
VISIT HISTORICAL AND IMPORTANT BUILDINGS.
There are many buildings to visit in Rome. Here are two of the most famous buildings visited in Rome. The Colosseum is considered as an engineering wonder. It seats 50,000 spectators. It is where many gladiator battles for both human and animals happened. It is resting on a marshland with a circumference of 573 yards. The Pantheon was built in A.D. 120. This is where Raphael and Kings Victor Emmanuel II and Umberto I were buried. This building is recognized for its perfect proportions as well.
NIGHTLIFE AND PARTY.
Rome’s nightlife scene is famous because of its late start. Nightclubs and party places usually fill up at around 9 PM and end at 6 AM. If you are a partygoer and you cannot resist the urban life of enjoyment, here are the top 2 party places to go when you are in Rome. Charivari is in the center of the city. This place is popular because of its themed nights. You can call this a little somewhat lively than a wine bar. This is the right place for adults. Now, if you want a site that is near scenic and serene water views, Baja is the place for you. This is a floating party place that sways along Tiber River. It is an excellent place to hang-out when the temperature is high. There is always music and cocktails for all in Rome.
Rome cannot be condensed in a single write up. You will have more experiences and places to discover when you go on a vacation to this splendid city.