Rome has been an important centre of human civilization since ancient times, and the heart of the Catholic Church since ancient times, which makes it one of the world’s most fascinating cities to visit. Whether you’re in Rome on business or pleasure, seeing the sights shouldn’t be put off until the end of your trip – make it the focus of your journey with these five great ways to explore Rome.
Day Trips from Rome
There are many tours in Rome you can take, from visiting a vineyard or enjoying wine tastings to taking a culinary tour. There are also architectural walking tours and city bike tours for you to enjoy. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s always rappelling down Ostia Antica which is an ancient Roman port. One of the most popular attractions though is having brunch at Il Vino E Cucina in Trastevere and exploring the old streets afterwards.
Eating Your Way Around Rome
A common misconception about Roman cuisine is that it is a sparse and salty variety of dishes. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, there are abundant varieties of fresh produce, which are perfect for an outdoor lunch. Enjoy some delicious ravioli or lasagna paired with a refreshing bottle of wine under an umbrella-shaded table outside of one of these top restaurants in Rome.
Shopping in Italy’s Capital
Rome is home to some of the world’s most beautiful buildings, rich cultural heritage, delicious food and even some strangely diverse wildlife. When in Rome, you can’t go wrong exploring by foot. Afterward, grab a pizza for lunch. Make sure to pack comfortable shoes so that you’re able to explore the city on foot and have plenty of time to explore all that it has to offer.
Free Museum Visits
One of the most iconic museums in Italy is Museo Nazionale Romano, better known as the Roman National Museum. In this museum, you can view statues and other pieces from ancient Roman architecture.
Hidden Gems of Ancient History
Romans are justifiably proud of their city’s history, and there is no better way to get an appreciation for this than with a visit to Rome’s oldest churches.
How to Get There
Rome is a sprawling city with public transportation that can be confusing for tourists, but there are ways to make it a lot easier. One of the best ways is to download an app like Google Maps or CityMapper. With either one, you can enter your desired destination and set it as your home location. From there, they will give you the estimated time and cost of each route in order to reach your desired destination.
Things To Do When the Weather Sucks
No matter where you live, there will always be periods of bad weather. No matter how much you love rain, snow, or fog it can still leave your activities for the day sorely limited. Luckily for us Westerners, we often have a variety of options when we find ourselves unable to enjoy our regular day-to-day life due to overcast skies and dreary rain.