The Italian capital if Rome is a modern thriving city built amongst over 2,700 years of history, the eternal city built on seven hills with the river Tiber running through its center.
Rome is a city of fine food, and fashion with enough things for the visitor to see, and do and yet have them wanting to come back time and again.
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
For an unforgettable journey through time take the high-tech tour of ancient Rome by visiting a Roman villa that was buried after an earthquake.
You get to see how a wealthy Roman family lived. Glass walkways above the excavated villa allow you to see the wonderful mosaic floors while listening to a commentary in the language of your choice.
There is also an exhibition of artifacts that were found in the villa. The tour takes 90 minutes, and due to its popularity needs to be booked well in advance.
The Pantheon in Rome is a temple dedicated to the ancient Roman gods, built originally by Marcus Agrippa between 27 and 25 B.C. it is the most copied of ancient buildings around the world.
The Pantheon is open daily from 8.30 am and 9.00 am on Sunday with free admission.
It would be impossible to visit Rome, and not see the Coliseum.
When it was first constructed in the 1st century AD the coliseum could hold 50,000 spectators who witnessed the Gladiators and wild animals from all corners of the Roman Empire.
Today the Coliseums one of the most visited sites in Rome with tickets costing 12€ which also includes the Forum and Palatine Hill.
Trevi Fountain and the Spanish steps
Set in one of Rome’s most fashionable areas you can do some shopping while having an espresso on the Via Veneto, and after visit what is regarded as the most beautiful fountain in the world wherein Fellini’s film “Dolce Vita” (1961) Anita Ekberg climbs into the water.
Walk up the Spanish Steps the widest steps in Europe to the Piazza Trinita Dei Monti. Walk northwards towards the Piazza del Popolo to the Villa Borghese Gardens for beautiful views of the city below.
Villa Borghese gardens are the largest park in Rome covering 148 acres on the Monte Pincio hill.
Villa Borghese Gardens are an oasis of calm and tranquillity with its botanical garden, zoo, and a boating lake it is a nice place to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of modern Rome.
Make sure to visit the Villa itself where you can see one of the greatest collections of art in Rome including many sculptures by Bernini, and paintings by Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, Rubens, along many other famous painters of the Renaissance.
Home to the Pope is the second-smallest independent state in the world protected by its own militia the “Swiss Guard”. The entrance to the Vatican is through Bernini’s St. Peter’s Square.
We hope that this has given you a few ideas on what to see on your visit to Rome.