Not having enough time to see the city is what’s said about a lot of places, but when you’re talking about Rome, a city that’s over 2,500 years old, that statement truly stands out.
Much of the city still retains the flavor from the time when Rome basically controlled the world. A modern city with a lot of pride in its history, you can hardly find an area where there isn’t something that takes your mind back to the days of Caesar, Nero, the Renaissance, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Puccini and Verdi.
The Vatican is within the confines of Rome, a city with more than 900 churches, and the four basilicas of the world, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano, Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura, and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Millions of visitors a year come to the area for services and tradition, hoping to get to see the Pope on Sunday mornings.
Do you like museums? Rome literally has hundreds of them, with the favorites being the Vatican Museum, the Borghese Gallery, which was home to one of the rulers of Rome and contains many priceless antiques and one of the top collection of musical instruments in the world, and the Musei Capitolini, which is a group of art and architectural museums.
Maybe you just want to see a bunch of old, famous buildings. If that’s the case you can visit the Coliseum, with the Arch of Constantine nearby. There’s the Sistine Chapel, with the artwork of Michelangelo. There are fountains all over the city, including the Fontana dell’Acqua Paola and the Trevi Fountain. There’s bridges, including Ponte Cestio, the Ponte Milvio, and the Ponte dei Quattro Capi. There are basilicas, palaces, piazzas, aqueducts, art, sculpture, obelisks, and private villas.
And, when you decide you’re tired of all the historical sites, you can always step up to some more modern things such as the Nuova Fiera di Roma, the exposition and convention center. There are large shopping centers such as Centro Commerciale Leonardo and Porta di Roma, each with more than 200 stores. There are restaurants and underground cafes, making Rome a culinary vacation hotspot, plus nightclubs, and live music everywhere. And the subway system is such that you can traverse the city easily enough to see and be any and everywhere.
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