The Eternal City as it is famously regarded makes a great place for a holiday. It is not only rich in culture, architecture and art but also nature reserves, parks and amazing gourmets made up of pizzas, gelato, pasta and espresso coffee. It is without doubt one of the best cites you can choose to visit in Europe with so much to offer throughout your stay. For you to have an amazing tour and the best of memories, you need to be open to everything it has waiting for you and below are some highlights to help you do just that.
Tip 1 – Apart from exploring Rome’s greatest highlights, take your time to also enjoy the hidden gems of Vatican City during your tour. The Colosseum St. Peter’s Square is a must visit and you may be lucky to catch weekly addresses here by the Pope. A guided tour of the Vatican is the best way to enjoy everything it has to offer and to understand what the magnificent buildings are all about.
Tip 2 – Try your luck at the famed Trevi Fountain. Throwing of coins to attract luck is one of the most famous activities you can engage in at the fountain. The ritual involves throwing a coin into the water and making a wish; it is believed that the wishes made here indeed come true so why not try your luck? It can get really crowded at the fountain as people flock to complete the ritual so make sure your tour is well planned so you get here when you can enjoy most without the frustration of too many people.
Tip 3 – Treat your taste buds by enjoying mouth-watering food at restaurants found in the city and quench your thirst at the quaint wine bars if you are looking for some evening entertainment. With so many concerts on offer most times, you complete your evening with one or dance the night away in one of the numerous nightclubs located here.
Tip 4 – Learn the history and culture of the region by paying a visit to the fascinating art galleries and museums. Galleria Borghese is among the most popular museums you should consider visiting during your tour. It is housed in a 17th century villa that is in itself a piece of classic Italian architecture.
Tip 5 – Buy items to take home and enjoy some local delicacies by visiting the Campo Dei Fiori Markets. It is a very famous street market and you can buy all kinds of merchandise here and enjoy a brilliant market day. Most markets have a tendency of opening only in the morning hours and so it is therefore advisable to choose a tour package that accommodates your needs. It is also helpful to get familiar with any existing market rules to have a pleasant experience doing your rounds in the markets.
Tip 6 – Have the weather in mind when travelling. Rome is cool in winter and snowy in January and summer months are pretty hot. If you are looking for lovely warm days, then Spring and Autumn are the best travel seasons.