Things to Do in Rome
Rome, a city with immensely rich heritage, is a major international destination. With numerous excellent sites such as churches, roman ruins, monuments, ornate statues and decorative fountains, Rome is one of Europe’s, and world’s, most beautiful capitals. No matter which part of the planet you’re from, you’re bound to find some interesting things to do in Rome.
It is rightfully said that ‘Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning,’ as the history of this beautiful place spans over more than 2,500 years. Situated in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, Rome is the capital of Italy. In 2014, Rome was ranked as the 14th most visited city in the world. Its historic center is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It was first called ‘The Eternal City’ by the Roman poet Tibullus in the first century BC. Today, Rome is also known as the ‘Capital of the World.’ After the beginning of the Renaissance Era, the city of Rome followed an architectonic and urbanistic program the promised to turn Rome into world’s artistic and cultural hub. Due to that, Rome became the first major center of Italian Renaissance, and then the birthplace of the Baroque style and Neoclassicism.
With so many beautiful sites and things to do, Rome can truly be called a ‘Capital of the World.’ To make your vacations better, we have highlighted some of the coolest things to do in Rome.
Colosseum: Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, Colosseum is located in the center of the city of Rome. It is one of Rome’s most famous tourist sites and a reminder of the glorious past of Imperial Rome. Today, there is a museum dedicated to Eros and is located on the upper floor of the outer wall of the building. Because of its status of being an iconic, the place has already been featured in numerous films and television series including Roman Holiday, Way of the Dragon, The Core, etc.