“All roads lead to Rome” is a still well-known phrase that marks Rome since early history as the center of Europe. During its heyday, the Roman Empire encompassed large parts of Europe and Rome as its capital reflected its power and wealth. However, even after the fall of the Roman Empire, the city as the official residence of the pope had great influence.
Thus, at the latest with the founding of the Vatican City, Rome became the destination of millions of pilgrims, but also artists, thinkers, kings and emperors moved to the Italian capital. This steady influx of people has turned Rome into one of Europe’s most diverse cities, which has not lost popularity until today. Because Rome not only impresses with its innumerable sights and world-famous monuments , but also with its excellent shopping facilities and exciting nightlife . Rome is full of tourist attractions, from cheap hostels in the center of Rome to sumptuous hotels overlooking the Coliseum or Piazza Venezia.
Walking along the streets of Rome, it is almost impossible not to pass one of the numerous sights, be it an ancient church, a picturesque villa or a significant square. Of course, a few monuments stand out in particular, such as the symbol of the city par excellence, the Colosseum. Whether it’s a weekend or several days when in Rome, there is no way around a visit to the Colosseum .
Built almost 2,000 years ago and with 80 gates and seating for 50,000 spectators, the Coliseum is the largest ancient amphitheater in the world and an architectural milestone in human history. If you do not just want to visit the Coliseum, but also want to stay in its immediate vicinity, you will feel at home in Palazzo Manfredi . This hotel not only offers stylish suites and best services, but also a spectacular view of the Coliseum .
In addition to numerous attractions such as the Coliseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and Pantheon, which you simply must have seen as a traveler to Rome, there are also a number of other places in Rome, where you can enjoy the flair of the city away from crowds. These secret tips include z. For example, the Gianicolo , a hill on the west side of the Tiber, at the top of which there is a park with numerous orange trees. From there you have an excellent view of the whole of Rome and park benches and lawns invite you to relax away from the tourist bustle .
Climbing the Gianicolo on foot, you can also enjoy a magnificent climb through the charming streets of the Trastavere district and halfway through the church of San Pierto in Montorio, which houses a large number of frescoes by various famous Italian Renaissance artists.
It is also worthwhile to visit the picturesque Aventin district , which is located on the hill of the same name in the south of Rome. In addition to the famous ruins of the Caracalla Baths and numerous medieval, beautiful churches, you can take a look in the Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta through the most famous keyhole in all of Rome: the so-called Buco di Roma allows a perfect view of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica , framed by the fairytale gardens of the religious church of Santa Maria del Priorato. If you want to enjoy this fabulous view for yourself, you should arrive early in the piazza. It is best to opt directly for a hotel in the immediate vicinity, such as the Villa San Pio, which lies in the middle of the idyllic district.
Just as inevitable as a visit to the Colosseum is a ramble through the Vatican Museums , which house over 1,300 rooms of art from all periods of art history . The most famous of these is undoubtedly The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, which stretches over 520 square meters on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. If you want to take home a copy of one of the famous works of art in memory, you will find it in Trastevere: in this trendy district with its winding streets and extravagant art galleriesBetween the interpretation of paintings by the great Italian masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci, you can also discover a multitude of real treasures of local artists.
However, art and antiques lovers will also find what they are looking for in the immediate vicinity of the Vatican City: Via dei Coronari, a narrow lane connecting Piazza Navona with Castel Sant’Angelo, offers numerous cozy bars and exquisite restaurants as well as a considerable number of antique shops. These sell everything from dandies to antique furniture to real relics from past centuries and make the hearts of both bargain hunters and art collectors beat faster. Just a few minutes’ walk away is Via Giulia, which has some very fine antique shops and is just one block from the Tiber’s waterfront.
Even fashion fans can live out their shopping urge in Rome to their heart’s content. Although international Milan is considered Italy’s fashion capital, Rome boasts a wealth of small, upmarket boutiques and extravagant fashion stores. One of Rome’s most famous shopping miles , the Via Condotti,right at the foot of the Spanish Steps, houses the most exclusive and expensive of Rome’s boutiques and is worth a visit even if you do not have the spare change. For the smaller budget, the Via del Corso is recommended: Here you can find the big fashion chains like Mango or Zara, which invite you to shop 7 days a week. Here, right in the heart of Rome, is also the Hotel Cesàri, which stands out in addition to its advantageous location by its friendly staff. Be it a last minute trip for shopping or a week’s sightseeing holiday , Rome and its countless streets, shops and attractions leave nothing to be desired.
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