Bustling with baroque masterpieces rich in culture and artistic heritage, crowded piazzas, lively sidewalk cafes, renowned cuisine and gelaterias all set against a backdrop of centuries-old villas and pristine places of worship that collide bygone eras with modern-day charm, it’s no wonder Rome is dubbed the Eternal City.
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1 Trevi Fountain
Still waters run deep. Cast your coins, 3 to be exact in the famed Trevi fountain, immortalized in Fellini’s 1960’s flick, “La Dolce Vita” to ensure your return trip.
Highlight: Don’t miss the small “fountain of lovers”. Legend states if a couple drinks together from this mini basin they will forever be faithfully betrothed. Verona’s got competition, indeed!
2 The Pantheon – a UNESCO World Heritage site
Witness the work of angels, at least according to renaissance master Michelangelo at the Pantheon, the most preserved ancient Roman monument that remains virtually intact to this day.
Highlight: Be transported to over 2,000 years ago without closing your eyes.
3 Passeggiata from Piazza to Piazza
People watch in the many piazzas while you leisurely stroll from one vantage point to the next. Rome’s public squares offer colourful and vibrant meeting hubs for exchanges with family, romantic folly and travellers alike.
Highlights: there are many, here’s just a few
Have a beer in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. Meander through Campo de’ Fiori’s eclectic fruit and vegetable market open since 1869 then settle in for the evening in one of many trendy cocktail bars or take in a movie at the Cinema Farnese.
Piazza di Spagna is home to designer boutiques and the iconic Spanish Steps where the rosy sunsets are a sight to behold.
Piazza Navona known for its trifecta of majestic fountains – Bernini’s Fontana di Fiumi, the Fontana di Nettuno, and the Fontana del Moro are flanked by cafes, musicians, and artisan wares.
Just north of the Spanish Steps you’ll find Rome’s largest urban park, landscaped to perfection for a much-needed reprieve. The 80-hectare grounds include a lake, bio-park, temples, museums and an amphitheatre amongst its green canopy.
Highlight: Escape to The Secret Garden to experience the beauty of tranquility.
5 Vatican City
The world’s smallest state and home to the Pope. This walled refuge houses cultural juggernauts including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museums, home to some of the world’s most famous artwork and sculptures.
Highlight: Don’t miss the Pinacoteca (Picture Gallery) with its 16 rooms of priceless art dating back to the Middle Ages – a picture is worth a thousand words.