Known as the “Eternal City”, Rome is actually the largest and the capital city of Italy and of the entire Lazio region. Being the center of one of the world’s greatest civilizations in history, Rome has been a huge influence in the world since its existence. It is a popular and a favorite travel destination by many people all around the world. With its rich historical heritage and overall pleasant atmosphere, it has emerged as one of Europe’s and one of the world’s most influential, most popular and most highly visited capitals in the world. Accommodation options in Rome are also abundant which makes it perfect as a travel destination. There are condo rentals, apartment rentals, vacation home rentals and cabin chalet rentals available.
With Rome being regarded as one of the fashion capitals in the world, where most of the oldest and well-established jewelry and clothing shops in Italy can be found, tourists will definitely find this place a “shopping haven”. The population is about 2.8 million and about 98 percent of this entire population is made up of Roman Catholics. Climate here is known to be temperate and mild with hot and dry summers and rainy winters.
Travelling by plane to the city is easy as there are 2 main international airports found here. The main airport which is larger, more efficient and modern and has better access to the city in terms of public transportation is the Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport. The other airport which is known to be the low-cost airline airport in Rome is the Ciampino International Airport.Public transportations available to or from the airport are buses, trains and taxis.
There are plenty of world-class museums in Rome. If you are travelling here mainly to experience the art in the city, the best place for you to start is the Villa Borghese found in Campo Marzio, where you can find a cluster of art museums. Some of these museums are the Galleria Borghese which is home to the private art collection of the Borghese family and the Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia where the world's largest Etruscan art collection can be found. A trip to the Vatican Museum should never be missed as a visit to Rome won’t be complete without it. Here, tourists will get to see not only the world famous Sistine Chapel, but also other world-class sights such as a beautiful Egyptian collection, the Pinacoteca which also includes a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci of St. Jerome plus other paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Veronese and others.
More than 900 churches are in Rome. There are about 19 basilicas here with 3 of them being patriarchal basilicas, namely the St. Peter’s Basilica which is known to be the largest basilica of Christianity in the world, St. John in Lateran Basilica and the third is the Santa Maria Maggiore, known to be the most ancient church in the world. A visit to these world-renown basilicas will surely be worth your time.
The Colosseum is the largest structure of its type in the ancient Rome. It has an elliptical shape and a long building process, about 10 years. This is one of the top tourist attractions in Rome with it being the center of ancient Rome's entertainment, the place where gladiators and animals come for a combat with thousands of audience. This is a must visit site.
Another must-visit is the Fontana di Trevi which is considered as one of the top tourist attractions in Rome for its beautiful structure. It is the largest and the most popular Baroque fountain in the city with a height of 25.9 meters. Tradition says that if a visitor throws a coin to the waters of the fountain, he is guaranteed to be able to return for a visit in Rome which is another reason why the fountain is highly visited by tourists.
Rome is truly a beautiful city to visit. There is no wonder why it is on the list of dream travel destinations of many people today. There are many more sights to see, things to do and places to visit here in Rome which have not been mentioned in this article. A visit to Rome is guaranteed to be truly worth an individual’s time. There are plenty of great value Rome vacation rentals by Owner Direct which is perfect as an accommodation option during a travel.