7 Things You Must Absolutely Do When in Rome

Date:01-06-2013 11:40:05 read:4

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One of the most ancient civilizations in the world is the Roman civilization. Known as Roma in Italy, this city has a bunch of goodies for its tourists. To enjoy a true blue European experience, you ought to visit this Italian capital and experience the things mentioned below.

1. Gorge on Italian specialities

The bestseller book, ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, made readers all over the world fall in love with Italian cuisine. After all, who can resist authentic, hand made pizzas, pastas, gelatos and tiramisus? These are just the names of those Italian dishes which have become immensely popular globally; there are also a host of other dishes in the traditional Italian cuisine that you ought to taste when in Rome.

2. Visit the epic Colosseum

The Colosseum is the most ancient and largest amphitheater in the world. This marvelous structure has rightly been listed amongst the Seven Wonders of the World for it is a monument of epic proportions. It has a seating capacity of 50,000 and has a glorious history attached to it which you will know further once you visit it.

3. Toss a coin in the Trevi fountain

A lot has been said and written about Rome through literature, movies and art. Every tourist of Rome worth his or her salt has at least one picture of tossing a coin in the Trevi fountain. People believe that tossing a coin into the clear fountain while standing with your back facing the fountain and chanting a wish in your head will make your wish come true.

4. Get awed by the Pantheon

One of the most ancient structures that you will ever lay your eyes on is the Pantheon which was built somewhere in 27 BC. If the date of the monument does make you curious to see it in its full glory then you have not done justice to your trip to Rome. Marcus Agrippa had built this structure as a temple in 27 BC but it was rebuilt as a church in 120 AD. It is not just the city’s but also one of the world’s best-preserved ancient monuments and one of the most influential buildings in the Western world.

5. Make your night spectacular with the opera

You haven’t completed your Roman tourist experience until you have seen an opera performance at the famed Teatro dell-Opera di Roma-Teatro Costanzi. Splurge on a box seat which may seem pricey but is quite a catch for the once in a lifetime like experience that you would be taking away with you.

6. Mark out a day for the Vatican Museums

Unarguably the best museum in Rome, you would need at least half a day to explore this place well. As you traverse throughout this historic structure that was built in the 16th century by Pope Julius II, you will be blown out of your mind with the large variety of different kinds of artifacts and historical pieces that are there on display.

7. Roam about in Piazza Navona

Rome is a flourishing city which has many plazas or city squares. One of the most spectacular ones which you ought to visit is the Piazza Navona. With its beautiful alfresco cafes, extravagant fountains, live market and bustling crowds, this city sure is the best and liveliest one to take a stroll in and get to know how Rome works.

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