One of the places that I have ever wanted to visit since I was a child is Rome. I have been dreaming of visiting the area for such a long time. Finally, my adventure trip to Rome is coming up next month. It is evident this will be my first time, and therefore I will need some guidance. If you are planning an adventure trip to Rome, you are not alone. As usual, I seek tips from locals and anyone who might have visited the place before I embark on my trip. Here are some of the tips I have received from people for exploring the ancient city.
Ancient Rome highlight
Begin where everything started, the well-preserved majestic hub of Rome. Impress yourself at the Colosseum that lies next to the abandoned Roman forum, the political and social center of the territory. Next to it are the Palatine and the grand Capitoline Museums, the ancient Rome’s Beverly Hills, home to the powerful and rich. Get your ticket online for the Palatine, Colosseum, and Roman forum at co-op culture.it and avoid long queues by booking earlier. You can get all these on one ticket.
Explore Centro Storico
A short walk can get you into the historic core of Rome. The major sites and easy and free to access in a winding wander, taking breaks for ice cream, coffee, or lunch for an energy burst. Visit the Pantheon which is an ancient Roman temple that has a round hole in the big roof. A few streets from it is Rome’s stylish showcase square, Piazza Navona. A short stroll lands you in the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
One of the Christian world’s grandest churches is the Saint Peter’s Basilica. The Michelangelo-decorated Sistine Chapel is one of the cultural wealth miles offered by the Vatican Arts center. Nearby the Vatican is the magnificent Castel Sant’Angelo. It was constructed as Emperor Hadrian’s tomb and afterward made a fortress.
The lively vicinity bursts with an appeal, home to yellowish-brown-orange-colored, ivy-dangled buildings and feudal churches that sparkle with mosaics. Trastevere kicks with life in the evening. Visit this place for eateries on flagged bars and lanes whose welcome streams through the narrow roads.
What and where to eat
Eating in Rome is simple regardless of your budget. Make efforts to neighbor the tourist trap locations near the main sights. Keep away from areas where waiters entice you in from outside.
Find places in backstreets around the major tourist areas.
You can get the best meals in family-managed trattorias next to the Vatican, Da Augusto in Trastevere, and Armando al Pantheon. These sites have remained unchanged since old days, and they offer traditional Roman dishes like Amatriciana. Testaccio is the hub of Roman cuisine. Go to the ghetto area for Roman-Jewish food.
Pizza is another common Roman experience. Trastevere’s Da Ivo, Da Remo, and Pizzeria Montecarlo are among the best pizzerias.
Place to live
There are several places to stay in Rome. They range from spartan rooms to exclusive five-star designer townhouse. It is good to book early, particularly in famous locations. It is critical to select a place next to or in the historic center, to have all you need nearby. In these places, restaurants and bars are just a walking distance. Campo De Fiori, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona are the best areas to search.
The quickest way to get to the city from the international airport of Rome is by Leonardo Express train to Termini station. Take the airport bus services if leaving Ciampino airport. The buses, metro, and trams of Rome are somehow cheap and efficient way to go around the city. However, they are busy during rush hours. You may be caught up in a traffic jam if you go for a morning drive.
Packing: Carry some comfortable footwear and also something smart as Romans love to be stylish and many folks wear good clothes when going out.
Time: The summer season gets very hot. Therefore avoid outdoor sightseeing during the hottest part of the day. During lunch hour you can find areas less busy.
Give tips: Locals give Euros or tips when paying bills after eating