Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy, one of the most historical places in the world and the home to one of the New 7 Wonders of The World. In reality, the history of Rome dates back to more than two and a half millennia ago based archeological excavations. In Roman mythology, Rome was found until the year 753 BC by the twins Romulus and Remus.
Rome is not just about the history and fine art, but about its amazing inhabitants, the scrumptious cuisine, and breathtaking architecture.
The main attractions in Rome are the following:
- At least three daysWhile using public transport you can get everywhere in Rome very easy. There are many types of tickets. For tourists the most popular are the "100 minutes ticket" for 1.5 euros and it will allow you to use public transportation for a total of 100 minutes starting at the first usage. It is possible to use this ticket many times if the 100 minutes do not exceed.
In addition, an unlimited one day ticket costs 7 euros. A three day one costs 21 euros. There are also weekly and monthly tickets.
All of the options mentioned above include the metro, buses and trains.
Public transport comes in every 5-10 minutesRome is known for pick-pocketers, so watch out. It will probably be fine but taking an extra precaution is recommended especially in public transportation and main tourist hubs.Italian food is popular all over the world and Rome offers a wide range of it. However, traditional flavours at main tourist hot spots are not offered as they are designed to please the foreign palette.
For an original Italian dinner, there are many cheap and hidden places where mostly locals go to. A recommended restaurant by locals is "Teatro Quirino Vittorio Gassman", located in Lazio, Rome on the Via delle Vergini 3, which offers an "all you can eat" menu for 9 Euros.A country located inbetween Rome is Vatican The Vatican - the smallest country in the world. It first came into existence on the 11th of February 1929. The main attractions are St. Peter’s Basilica, Sixtus Chapel and the Museum of Vatican.
Updated: May 31, 2015