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All About Rome

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About

Rome has been famous for a lot of things throughout the centuries, the main one being the home of the Roman Empire, which dominated large proportions of Europe and the surrounding areas around two thousand years ago. The Vatican City, home of the Pope, is located in central Rome. However, most people do not realize that this is regarded as a separate country. This long history means that Rome is full of amazing buildings, and it can take a few days getting to see them all. Most tourists visit the area to enjoy the historical architecture, and to walk where those of the Roman Empire once tread. Many religious pilgrims travel to Rome every year.

Key Facts

  • The word Rome is Latin for Rōma
  • It is the fourth most populated country within the European Union
  • Located on the Italian Peninsula in the central-western area of the country
  • Rome is considered to be one of the earliest cities in Europe
  • The city is the location for the world famous Colosseum, where the gladiators used to fight
  • During Roman times, people worshipped a wide variety of God
  • Temperatures can get quite chilly during the winter, but in summer can reach 30.3C (86.5F)

Things To Do

The Italians themselves flock to Rome to see the landmarks, and that is exactly where tourists from outside of the country need to do for the first few days that they are there. Some of them are spread out around the city and so using the local buses or a taxi is a good idea.

The first port of call has to be the Colosseum, and half a day is required for this. Although it is possible to wander around the place alone, it is best to use one of the guided tours. The best news is that most of the major landmarks are free, the only places charges exist are the museums and galleries. To save money, buy the one or three day pass. This allows access to the catacombs, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Baths of Caracalla, Crypta Balbi, Tomb of Cecilia Metella, and a few other places.

When it comes to churches, Rome has over 900 of them, and most are worth a visit due to the beautiful construction and history associated with them. Most tourists tend to restrict themselves to the four basilicas. Whenever visiting any of the churches, there is a dress code, so be respectful.

There are many galleries and museums, with the main one being the Vatican Museum. A number of them are found within a short walk in the Colosseo district, while others can be found in the Modern center. Just walking around Rome will be an educational experience, but always carry a local map. There are also a number of places that the kids will enjoy like the Bioparco, Museo delle Cere, The Time Elevator and the Children's Museum. For those wishing to try the local food and drink, then the best way of doing that is to go on the Food and Wine Tour. Everyone who visits needs to try the authentic pizzas and ice cream. Food prices in Rome are very cheap compared with other European cities.

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