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What to do and what not to do in Rome

The centuries old monuments with a charm that still reflects the era gone by, the huge churches that contain in them people’s faith and its lineage and the beautiful architecture defines all that the first look can soak. A paradise for the lovers of history and heritage, Rome highlights the amalgamation of yesterday and tomorrow.

For a traveler to make the most of their trip to Rome, here are some of the places that you should include in your check list.

Colosseum

Colosseum a testament to architectural ability

A peek into how the Romans loved their gladiator games where crowds reached up to 50,000 only to witness the madness and bloodshed, the architecture of the Colosseum is also a testament to their architectural ability. Make sure you book your tickets online to avoid the long ques and get an entry into the nearby Forum and Palatine Hill.

Vatican City

Vatican City has 800 full-time residents and visiting residents

An independent state located in Rome, Vatican City has 800 full-time residents and visiting residents. It has been independent since 1929, and has its own militia, the Swiss Guard, which are responsible for its protection and Pope. Dress appropriately with no above the knee dresses or bare shoulders and you can enter St Peter’s Basilica and come across the architectural beauty including Michelangelo Pietá and a wall painted by him in the Vatican Museum.

Trevi Fountain

Make a wish and throw three coins in the fountain. Ask for a complete love story, or anything that you want. Also, feel good about the fact that the money you put in, is used for running food programs for the city’s poor.

Other major tourist attractions include Pantheon, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, Galleria Borghese, Capuchin Crypt, Castel Sant’Angelo and Spanish Steps.

Apart from this, you need to know a few things beforehand to make sure that you have the best time when visiting Rome.

  • Make sure to book a tour of all the popular sites. It saves both time and money and gives you a pleasant experience
  • Use public transport
  • The best time to visit Rome is during spring and fall. Make sure your trips are planned accordingly
  • Keep cash at all times. You never know when your cards won’t work
  • Carry water bottles
  • Pickpockets can be a lot of trouble. Be alert at all times
  • Wear comfortable shoes, you will be walking a lot
  • Learn basic Italian
  • Don’t drive in the city. The traffic does not really run on lights and is very fast and heavy

It is a great place with magnificent views and a lot of history. Keep in check all that’s important and you will have the time of your life.

 

 

 

rahul kalra

Ever since he realized that travel is his calling, Rahul Kalra has been tackling mountains, both large and small. His walking adventures have taken him all over the world, from the Alps to the Himalayas, and he loves those long distance trails where you hike from hut to hut, carrying the world on your back. These days, however, he’s not averse to having his baggage transferred and building up an appetite for a big dinner in a comfortable hotel. Still, every trip there’s somewhere new to write about and his favourite destination is always the next one.

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