Rome Sightseeings: A trip to Rome
|Itinerary/Activities||Rome today is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures, as well as for the charm of its unique traditions, the beauty of its panoramic views, and the majesty of its magnificent "villas" (parks). |
Rome is the capital and largest city in Italy. It is one of the most important cities in the world in terms of history and culture, as it was at the heart of the Roman Empire and is the centre of one of the world's major religions. Although it has relatively 'new' attractions like the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the city is mostly known for its older magnificent buildings and ruins, like the Colosseum and the Forum.
Campo de'Fiori Market:
Campo de'Fiori Giancolo Hill Parco Savelo Ostia Antica Domus Aurea Plunge into daily life in Rome at this open-air market, where meat, fish, fruits and other products have been sold for centuries. A lively, colourful atmosphere, surrounded by enticing small shops and cafes, the market opens early and is completely gone by mid-afternoon in preparation for its transition to an evening hangout spot.
For the best panoramic view of Rome, this can't be beat. Not only that, at the top there is a permanent merry-go-round, pony rides, and a puppet show for the kids. A cannon is fired from the hill every day at noon.
Another spot with a glorious view of Rome. This is the place to take a break, or take your lunch. The peaceful, walled garden is not among the most elegant in Rome, but it is a lovely spot for resting while enjoying the vista of Rome.
Now that you've done all the major ruins of Rome, most of which involved rich people, or rich people's pastimes, get a taste of a different kind of life in ancient Rome.
Back then, Ostia was a port city at the mouth of the Tiber, crowded with merchants and hopping with activity. Because it was a commercial district, the ruins are more directly related to the "common" population.
Among the ruins to visit are baths, a theatre, merchants' offices, temples and forums. There is an excellent on-site museum containing mosaics, wall paintings and statues.
For this, Nero burned Rome... or so the tongue-in-cheek story goes. Deep beneath the ruins of Trajan's Baths lays the remains of the golden palace built by Nero, after the great fire that almost levelled Rome.
It was mind-boggling in its luxury, with gardens, an artificial lake, and pavilions galore. Part of it was razed after Nero's death, and the rest was simply built over in succeeding years.
Excavated in the last century, the ruins have only been available to the public since 1999. There is limited opportunity to tour, and only by advance reservation. You will need to speak to a travel agent, or contact a group like ContextRome who conduct walking tours of the lesser-known subterranean ruins.
|Useful tips||Suzain Allen is a Travel Consultant and she has years of experience in travel industry. She in now introducing her views about Rome. If you are planning to enjoy your weekend break Rome, please visit http://www.eurobookers.com to find and book discount holiday packages.|