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Rome, the Italian capital, offers many things to see and do among its historic streets. What was once the cradle of civilization, has become a mixture of history and ruins, captivating art and lively life, as well as a gastronomic center that delights anyone.
In its historical center, delimited by the Aurelian walls, there is the greatest concentration of historical and architectural assets in the world. In addition, it is the heart of the Catholic religion and the only city that contains another state inside: the Vatican City.
If you are going to travel to Rome and do not know where to start, consider this post as the definitive guide to know 20 things to see and do, making the most of your time. Let’s begin!
1. MOVING TO THE YEAR 753 BC
Moving to the year 753 BC is possible with just enjoying a walk through the Roman Forum. Thanks to its access through the Arch of Tito. It is a collection of ruins that allow us to remember such famous celebrities as Julius Caesar or Augustus. Going through them thoroughly will take you about two hours, but I promise that it will not leave you indifferent.
2. CROSS THE ARCH OF CONSTANTINE
Located next to the Colosseum, it is something I suggest you do if you visit Rome. Built in the 4th century, it is the largest triumphal arch in all of Rome.
3. MONUMENT OF VITTORIO EMMANUELE II
Hallucinate with the Monument to Vittorio Emmanuele II, a giant marble monument located in Piazza Venezia.
4. SEE THE COLONNA TRAINNA
Located in Plenary Traiano Forum, it is a column of 38 meters high erected by order of Trajan to commemorate his victories, and composed of 18 blocks of marble of 40 tons each. This visit cannot be missing from your list either.
5. MAKE A WISH AT THE FONTANA DI TREVI
Make a wish at the Fontana di Trevi while you flip a coin. It is another symbol of the city, and is located between small streets, which give access to a large square. Since it is usually quite full, I recommend that you go to visit it first thing in the morning, in this way, you can take the picture of yourself “alone”.
Remember that for your wish to be fulfilled, you must throw the coin backwards, with the right hand, and behind the left shoulder.
6. VISIT PIAZZA NAVONA
This is one of the most emblematic squares in Rome and it will make you feel very small among such architectural wealth. With its fountains, its church, and surrounded by mansions, cafeterias and street artists, this corner will remain engraved on anyone’s retina.
7. ENJOY THE VIEWS FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF CASTEL SANT’ANGELO
The views from the Castel Sant’Angelo are simply flippant. This castle, built for the emperor Hadrian, is located next to the Ponte Sant’Angelo and its entrance costs € 10 / adult (€ 5 reduced price). It will sound 100% if you have seen or read “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown. Otherwise, I strongly recommend you do it before visiting the city.
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