Ufficialmente master et caput di tutte le chiese di roma e nel mondo, per i cattolici è la basilica più importante da visitare dopo S Pietro.
Officially master et caput of all the churches of rome and in the world, for catholics it's the most important basilica to visit just second to ST. Peter
The Necropolis of Cerveteri is an amazing place to visit. Cerveteri is often called a "city of the dead." There are an abundance of tombs in this place and the tombs are like rooms in Etruscan homes. The main burial ground is the Necropolis of Banditacca with Tomba Bella (the Reliefs' Tomb) one of the best to see. Paintings of everything from kitchen utencils to family pets are on the walls. The necropolis is open daily from 8:30am to 1 hour before sunset. Admission is 4€.
Nightlife in Rome!
The "hotspots" for tourists and travelers are in the Campo di Fioro and Trastevere districts. There's something here for everyone, though you may have to ask someone where the good spots are. Don't be afraid to do just that! A couple of well-placed questions led us to KAOS, a small club in Trastevere where we had a very fun night!!! Young American tourists might find some comfort at The Drunken Ship in Campo di Fioro (see picture), which seems to be a popular place for American students.
A VERY SPECIAL RESTAURANT
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Rome is full of good restaurants. This is a GREAT restaurant, a very special place that is worth finding. I just happened to be looking backward down a side street on my way to Trevi Fountain when I discovered the best Restaurant I have ever eaten at in Rome. As you descend the multitude of stairs you can’t but admire the contemporary artist work on almost every wall. It is part Pompei, part Roman Villa and it all works. The main dining room is an intimate place and the staff make you feel like you are sharing a secret. Even the vinegar was a vintage and the wines fantastic. Dinner was well prepared and well presented. Even the toilets are fascinating. Want a romantic dinner in Rome? Make sure this restaurant is on your travel list.
Emiliano and Roberto, the owners, have done a fantastic job! A thick fillet steak with pepercorn sauce and a nice bottle of red wine! And have some vinegar with your salad. It is a bottle of vintage vinegar that would cost $100 a bottle in shops. All the ingredients in every dish are the finest available.
You can't visit Rome without visiting the Colosseum! The day we visited, they were letting visitors in for free, which was a nice surprise. Apparently they only do this on 2 days through the year, so we were really lucky.
Because we got in for nothing, we decided to get an audioguide, which is available inside the colosseum, which gives some information about the history and structure of the building. One thing I will say is that make sure you have the correct change (€3.50) for the audioguide, as no change is given. You'll also need to leave some ID, like a passport or drivers license.
The audioguide gave some information, but beware, there are very little information boards inside the structure, so you either go with a guidebook, or the audioguide. It is worth seeing though, and makes a trip to Rome complete!