Rome can be a pricey place to visit, but there are lots of places you can visit and still see some fantastic historical sites and view amazing art by masters, thus saving you money that you can use... more
remember that, if you arrive at the entrance of the Vatican Museums around 1.00 pm you will find no lines at all...usually :-)
Moreover, when you leave the Sistine Chapel it's quite... more
I must confess I was truly unaware of what to expect of Rome.
Definitely a sight to see & experience.
Meeting other tourists posing for pictures around this area is a... more
We went to the Colosseum early in the morning, so we enjoyed our visit to the place better. There are no tourists around the first two hours when we were there. Before the gates were opened, we had... more
The Roma Pass is a good idea because it includes transportation too. I used it to see the Colosseum + Foro Romano, the Museum of Modern Art (not worth it) and I don't remember what else right now. I... more
The name of the square derives from the Palazzo della Spagna, located in the southern part of the square. Originally this square was called Piazza della Trinita, but then was divided into Piazza di... more
Piazza del Quirinale is situated on the Quirinal hill, which is the tallest of the seven hills of Rome. Palazzo Chigi dominates the whole square, today it is the official residence of the president of... more
The best of Rome.
To a tourist on a first visit to Rome I would without hesitation recommend following visits:
Antiques: Coliseum, Arch of Constantine, Forum Romano, Palatine hill, Trajan forum (in... more
1° avoid restaurants where the waiters are soliciting tourists onto their terrace. Now it is necessary to distinguish between soliciting the tourist and a pleasant welcome to the traveller looking at... more
The Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy which has achieved lasting fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome, founded on its eastern banks.
According to legend, the city of Rome was... more
Rome is among the most attractive European cities. That’s why I choose a trip to Italy in 1996 as my third trip to Europe after trips to France, Germany and Nederland.
Its history spans two and a... more
In my four days stay, I never visited Piazza Venezia in the morning hours, funny but truth. The white marble of the monument must be in particularly attractive under the bright sunny day light. Well,... more
Even if you aren't a religious person (like myself), the Basilicas in Rome are a true architecture gem and can be at least marveled as fantastic works of art.
The biggest one (in the world as well) is... more
If you visit Rome then dont forget to see this street. We had a great time here. Only because of time constraint we had to leave the place :-( The fountain, noise of the gushing water, a lady with... more
When born like me in a country where the bell-towers of the cathedrals touch the rain clouds one can not avoid being surprised that Rome with "thousand and one" churches has very few bell-towers! The... more
Franz Liszt lived in Rome from 1867 to 1877 and composed here some wonderful pieces for the piano bundled in the third volume of the "Années de Pélérinage".
The first piece "Angelus!" subtitled... more
Piazza del Campidoglio is reached by the great flight of steps known as the Cordonata, built in according to Michelangelo's designs for the triumphal entry of the Emperor Charles V in 1536. At the top... more
To visit the Interior of Hadrians Mausoleum you first go down a slope to the lower levels and then gradually climb up the levels whilst circling around various courtyards. In the courtyards too there... more
I just love to admire this fascinating place. It's impressive once you enter and see the day light coming from a central hole on the roof. I would recommend you to sit in one of the bar's terraces of... more
Without a doubt, Rome is my favourite city in this world. There is little to dislike about Rome, and too much to love for a short introductory paragraph. Even listing random non-descriptive positives...
I have had a fascination with the Eternal City since I was child. The history and the art and the spirituality speak out across the centuries to stir something deep within me.
Within the last nine......