Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sights to See on Trips to Rome

When booking an Italian holiday or a tour of Italy a trip to Rome is an opportunity not to be missed. Around every corner in Italy's capital is a world-famous sight, a delicious ristorante or a beautiful piazza to sit and enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine.

You may not necessarily be spending your whole holiday in Rome. Perhaps you are booking a tour of Italy which incorporates Rome, or perhaps you will joining many the many who are enjoying Italy multi centre holidays, with one of your destinations as Rome. However long you are planning to spend in the ancient city you can guarantee you won't be bored.

Think of Rome and you will think of ancient buildings and sights such as the Colosseum. Originally designed for gladiatorial combat in front of 60,000 spectators, the Colosseum is one of the wonders of the world. A visit here, even if just to see it from the outside, is often the highlight of trips to Rome. Another stunning Roman site is the Pantheon; a temple which was built for the gods of Ancient Rome.

The Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps are other world-famous monuments in the city, which both date from Baroque times. They tend to get very crowded with tourists during high season but this doesn't detract from their beauty, and they remain essential sights to see during your first trip to the city. For fans of Michelangelo's the Piazza del Campidoglio, which he designed, is considered a masterpiece of renaissance architecture, and houses a number of palazzo (palaces).

Whether you are of a religious persuasion or not, a trip to Vatican City is an essential part of any tour of Italy or Rome. View the grandeur of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Square to see the St. Peter's Basilica dome, and make sure you visit the Vatican Museums which house ancient religious art. If you are planning to visit one church during your tour of Italy, make sure that it is the Church of San Luigi de Francesi, which has been rated the number one tourist attraction in Rome and houses commissioned paintings by Caravaggio. For art lovers, The National Gallery of Modern Art has work from the greatest artists, such as Fontana, Turcato, Kanisky and Cézanne, on permanent exhibition.

Rome is also one of the fashion capitals of the world, in addition to its rich culture and ancient monuments. Many of the luxury fashion houses were founded and have headquarters in the city.

There really is something for everyone in Rome. Whether you are planning an Italy multi centre holiday or a tour of Italy, ensure that your holiday includes a trip to Rome for truly unforgettable Italian experience.

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