Italy is a beautiful country and one of its many awe-inspiring cities is Rome. Rome is the city of ancient ruins and rich history. As we all travel around and discover various places, one finds it hard to believe that one city can hold all of the antiquity within. For those of you who are interested in history and cultural heritage and remaining of the buildings of ancient time, you must explore Rome at least once in your lifetime. You might find it even more interesting than New York.
Rome is full of hidden gems that you must explore while travelling. Not all of them are hidden as Rome contains some of the world famous tourist destinations as well. Because of its rich culture and history it is considered to be a valuable trip and tourists from all around the world come here to explore it. Rome is also a top listed city from school field trips and many students from various schools from various parts of the world visit Rome as a part of their learning and educational field trip. This is why you can learn a lot while being in Rome. Expand your mind to rich history and enjoy the local culture, flavors and take in the aroma of olden times.
The construction of this building started in 72 AD and finished in 80 AD and now it stands as the most famous building of Roman Empire. It has the capacity to accommodate over 55,000 spectators and have eighty entrances. This building was used for fights between gladiators and between wild animals and gladiators who fought till they die. For those of you who don’t know Gladiators were mostly condemned criminals or war prisoners. The gladiators used to fight for their life in order to please the expecting crowds and kings. This building is considered to be an icon of Rome. A part of this building was damaged during 847 due to an earthquake. On your visit there, you can behold the evidence of damage as well.
This is also one of the world’s famous and ancient buildings of Rome built in 118 AD. It has a large bronze door at the entrance, three columns over the portico and a high dome. The original purpose of making this building was to make a temple for pagan Gods. But it was later converted into a Roman Catholic Church in 609. Raphael, the artist is entombed in The Pantheon. This beautiful temple is as old as time but still it is highly well preserved even after all these years. You may even have a glimpse of this beautiful building from the window of Rome Ciampino Airport, but it is suggested that you should experience it up close.
St. Peter’s Basilica
This is one of the biggest churches of the world and it is located inside the Vatican. It was built around 349 AD originally and fell into ruins during the mid period of 15th century. In 16th century it was renovated and turned into a larger church. St. Peter died in this church as a martyr and he entombed underground the church. This building is known to be the holiest one in Catholic world. It was designed by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo and a few others. This is truly the most amazing and breathtaking Renaissance architecture in the entire world.
The Trevi Fountain
When in Rome, it will be sinful to not visit the Trevi Fountain. It has a beautiful and unique design and remains the most popular tourist attraction for so many years. It was built around 1700s. The fountain portrays Neptune the God of the Sea as the main figure, riding a carriage in shape of a sea shell and pulling two sea horses. There is an amazing legend about this fountain as well. It says if you flip a coin into the fountain over your shoulder with your back towards it, you will return to Rome. But during touring months the fountain is so crowded that you can even get close enough to take a picture of this breathtaking view. But not to worry since one still hopes to return to Rome.
The Pallatine Hill
According to a myth, this piece of land was found in 800 BC as original city of Rome by Romulus who slayed Remus, his twin brother. Cicero, Augustus and Marc Antony are known to have had homes on this hill. Discoveries of the fractional ruins date back to the first century. Antiguarium Museum lies on top of this hill.
These are some of the world famous parts of Rome. But like it is mentioned, there are some hidden gems as well which not everyone knows about. Some of such places are. . .
Via Appia Antica
This is a special road which is the oldest one to be paved anywhere in the entire world. You will see little crowd from tourist in this particular area but still you might not get it all to yourself. This is because only a few people know about it and those who know never miss it. It is now converted into a park named the Parco Regionale Dell’ Appia Antica. And you can also visit San Callisto catacombs and many other tombs while being there on the line of the road.
The Aventine Hill
If you want to enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city then this hill is where you should be. You can look through the keyholes to view St. Peter’s Basilica below and visit the Priory of the Knights of Malta during your journey. Many tourists are unable to reach over the top, so it is a good place to get away from the crowds.
San Paolo Fuori le Mura
Like I said, Rome is a heavily toured city and this is why most of the places are packed with tourists visiting from around the world. So one might get tired of getting past through crowds and need to have a moment of piece. If you are in need of that moment then San Paolo Fuori le Mura is the place you should be. It is another basilica like St. Peter’s but comparatively less visited. It is very impressive, very huge and in fact one of the largest church in the country.
These were some of the hidden gems of the city but the joy of experiencing this city can be maximized if you have an amazing partner along side. Rome is known for its beauty and thus you should definitely meet women in Rome. There are many places where you will find amazingly beautiful women. Since it is a tourist hub women from all around the world are present in various places. You can date a local or some tourist just like you.
When one thinks about visiting Rome, beaches don’t come into mind very often! However, there are still some amazing beaches where you can meet women in Rome. There are some gorgeous beaches only an hour or two away from the city. The beaches are clean and hygienic and filled with beauty in respect of sight and women. Tourists don’t normally come there since they don’t consider Rome as a picnic venue so your chances of meeting beautiful local women are high. You can impress girls with your knowledge and confidence and ask her to tour you around the city. Ask her about famous places that you should visit and then ask her to take you there giving her the autonomy. This is a nice way to make your trip all the more enjoyable.
Some of you party lovers may be disappointed to hear that Rome has a quiet nightlife and is not filled with happening nightclubs and bars. However, if you go to the indicated locals you won’t be disappointed. You can have a soothing stroll under the moonlight with your date in some of its squares or even a walk along the Tiber River.
The conventional Roman nightlife is mostly about a long dinner with a huge group of friends that can be stretched late after midnight. But you can get together before dinner for an aperitif. Visiting nice restaurants also gives you the chance to meet women in Rome. Most of them are out for fine dining and you can always approach a woman that you like.
Rome is also about local flavors and whiles your visit it is hard to miss the local food and drinks. So ask around the locals about best places to eat and visit each one of them to experience different delicious flavors. You can even take your date to a nice restaurant for a romantic candle light dinner. At night, a romantic atmosphere is automatically created because Rome has a magical environment naturally and couples tend to forget the world while in Rome together.
So make your trips all the more memorable by exploring the famous places, hidden gems and by experiencing fine dining. All made more magical by a beautiful woman to accompany you. Other places you might love to visit are Durban and Vietnam.