Funny things to do in Rome

Rome the "Eternal City" opens its doors for you to explore and experience the growth of what was at one time, the Great Roman Empire

Ah ! ... The beautiful Eternal City , replete with its fascinating structure built by the Romans for many years. Home of the imposing Roman Colosseum , where fierce battles were fought for the entertainment of the most powerful characters in history. Yes, we are talking about Rome, art made city.

In order to visit the city, we recommend renting a car with a driver in Rome where you can enjoy a panoramic view or visit the most emblematic places directly. If you are arriving from Rome Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport, you have the option of using the Rome airport transport service at a very affordable price.

In this post, we invite you to know a little about the capital of Italy, one of the most visited tourist centers in the world.

Discover the history of ancient Rome

This great city dates back to many years before Christ, and its inhabitants, like good Romans that they were, practiced different religious cults to the gods of that era. Therefore, it is normal to find the merely preserved remnants of its ancient temples.

In the Capitoline Museum , you can find the famous statue called Luperca , which consists of a she-wolf nursing two little ones. These two babies are Romulus and Remus , the ancient founders of Rome.

Inside this great museum you will find the most magnificent and exquisite sculptures, which will captivate you at first glance for their high detail. But it is no wonder , Michelangelo himself , not only redesigned the structure, but also contributed countless sculptures.

It is worth mentioning that within the same museum you can find old artifacts and beautiful portraits carved in marble or bronze that show the great eminences that the ancient Romans worshiped.

The great Roman Colosseum

Originally called " Flavian Amphitheater ", a name that was coined by its creator Flavio Vespasiano, the Colosseum is the first thing that comes to mind when listening to Rome.

This imposing structure created more than 1900 years ago, was used for different purposes ranging from: plays, fights against ferocious animals, fights between gladiators, representations of military strategy, races and many other events.

Currently, the Colosseum operates as a tourist center open most of the day. Its public services have been modernized. But, the architecture maintains its grandiose classical essence in stone and marble.

All these attributes have made the Roman Colosseum one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. With more than 7 million tourists annually, the Colosseum is one of the places that you should put on your “must visit” list, when you decide to go to Rome.

Marvel at the Roman Forum and enjoy the old temples of Rome

As had already been said, the Romans were polytheistic, this worship of different gods, whose origins are somewhat diffuse, allowed temples to be built in a large part of the city to be able to worship them.

Many of these buildings are currently destroyed. However, old points of support have remained, such as pillars, arches and decorative sheets, which today are preserved in great detail.

In the Roman Forum, you can find another of the great feats of the ancient Empire that ruled the city. One of them was its grandiose urban management; the ViaSacrea , the road linking the Plaza de Campidoglio with the Colosseum, is one of those ingenious urban ideas.

Within the same Forum is one of the best preserved temples, the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina in Rome .

But imposing stands the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine , with an impressive height of 15 meters. Inside, the most important economic judgments and decisions that the entire Roman Empire could ever make were held.

Explore the Vatican and feast your eyes on the Sistine Chapel

The Vatican City , located in the heart of Rome, stands imposing, representing the power and glory of the Catholic Church.

Entering through the beautiful Plaza de San Pedro , you will notice those beautiful sculptures of recentism embodied in the entire top of the square.

In the background, is St. Peter's Basilica, home to the Holy See. Place where the Pope gives mass and good news to his parishioners. Inside you will be stunned right off the bat by its incredible height of 136 meters.

Also, there are art sculptures that adorn the interior of the Basilica, such as La Piedad by Michelangelo, which reflects the pain of the Virgin Mary while holding her poor and deceased son Jesus in her arms.

There is also the powerful Throne of Saint Peter , which was donated hundreds of years ago by the ancient King of France named Charles the Bald. This wooden sculpture reflects Saint Peter seated on an imposing wooden throne that to date is preserved intact.

But Rome never ceases to amaze. As previously said, it is art made city and that is why in the Sistine Chapel . Founded by Pope Sixtus IV in the 15th century, it has been one of the most beautiful artistic creations made by man.

With the famous fresco paintings, made by Michelangelo and other famous painters, they decorate the entire place with an impressive amount of artistic works.

In addition, it is the site of the famous Sistine Chapel Vault , where an agglomeration of paintings adorns the entire surface with great detail.

Unmissable gastronomy

After visiting all that city one is very hungry, but don't worry, because Rome offers you the best of Italian haute cuisine.

Its gastronomy covers all culinary aspects, from meat, fish, cheese, pasta, salads and sausages, etc. You will surely find your favorite dish for different prices that fit your pocket.

Traditional pizzas, Risottos, Pana Cotta, traditional ice creams, liqueurs of all kinds, and everything you could wish for from
Italian cuisine . Rome has it all and for that reason, it invites you to try more and more with each step you take.

Rome, a destination you don't want to miss

Without a doubt, this beautiful work of art that they call Rome is one of those places in the world that both you and others do not want to miss. Its gastronomy, its construction, its history, just anyone is captivated from the first day you visit it, and you will miss it the day you have to go.

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