If you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a cultural city break, you can’t go wrong with Rome. This stunning city has been enthralling visitors for years and it continues to charm with its dazzling sights and rich history. If you’re visiting Rome this spring, here are just some of the reasons you’ll fall in love with this magnificent gem.
There’s nowhere quite like Rome. Visiting the Italian capital is like taking a step back in time. Meander the narrow streets and you’ll experience a unique ambience. There’s a strong sense of history and you’ll feel like you’re living in the days of emperors and gladiators. Rome has a lengthy list of must-sees, so it’s best to be organised. The good news is that this is one of the most pleasant places on earth to take a walk. You’ll plod for miles without even realising it.
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All the main sights in Rome are within easy reach of the centre, with the exception of Vatican City. If you have two or three days, leave yourself a full day to venture out of the metropolis and tour St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. On the others days, you can easily combine the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain. Visit the infamous Colosseum, before taking a stroll around the Forum. Keep your guide book handy, so you can read up on the fascinating history of the stunning architecture. When booking accommodation, look for central hotels. If you’re staying for more than a few days, it’s worth searching for holiday apartments in Rome.
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Nowhere does food like Italy. On your trip to Rome, take advantage of the indulgent cuisine and sample all the traditional delicacies. Order fresh pizzas and enjoy long, lazy al fresco lunches. Sip on Limoncello and treat yourself to the beautiful gelato. Give yourself plenty of time to choose. You’ll be greeted with huge counters, containing hundreds of different flavours. In the evenings, eat like the locals and order a meat or fish dish and a rustic plate of pasta. Wash it down with a hearty glass of red. Try to avoid restaurants located next to the tourist hot spots. They tend to charge premium prices and the quality may not be as good. Look for traditional eateries and always go for places that are packed with locals.