“Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.” When Anatole Broyard, the American writer said those words about the city which has great history with it, he wasn’t too wrong. The only city in the world which evokes the past in the best possible way. You realize, there is immense beauty in ruins when you visit the city of Rome.
Step into any of the archaeological sites and you will be taken back in time. Believe me, you will see it all, right from the rise to the fall of the Roman Empire. You will see flashes of Nero, Pompey, Julius Caesar and you will be transported to the days when the Roman Forum was in one piece and the centre of Ancient Rome.
The churches, oh, the churches are simply spectacular. You wouldn’t want to miss even one of them. A day will pass by in a jiffy by going from one Piazza to the other. You will walk into the cobbled lanes and every corner will spell history. After you are too tired by taking long walks, step into a Roman restaurant and enjoy food at its best, and wine, don’t forget the wine.
The strong smell of Roman Coffee from a nearby café will force you to have a good cup of coffee. I must tell you, it is going to be simply amazing. You can spend an entire day in Rome doing nothing but staring into the magnificence of the city. The baroque fountains, and palazzos are definitely worth a capture.
The ancient capital of the world is proud of all that it has and why wouldn’t it be, it takes a lifetime to be able to finish the detailed version of Roman history.
While history may be the pillar of Rome, the city is modern in its peculiar ways. The city is relaxed but the lifestyle is more cosmopolitan than quite a few cities in Italy.
A Historical Extravaganza
Rome may not be your typical Egypt; the city has enough history to last until mankind exists. When you visit Rome, try to be relaxed. Do not try to move too fast. In fact, try to match its pace. There is no need to hurry. While the city partakes enough history to its name, the residents do live a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
All you need to do is relax and enjoy Rome as it is. Do not expect it to be New York or London in any way, let it soak you in and you will know what it is like falling in love with ruins.
Best Time to Visit Rome
If you’ve made your plans for a Rome visit and are looking to spend some quite time, it has to be between the months of October and April. Not only are there fewer crowds, but you will also find rooms at quite a cheaper rate. The only exception would be Christmas and Easter when tourists throng the ancient city and all you can see is people in there.
The peak season happens to be between the months of June and August and if you are a crowd lover, visiting now should totally be your thing. One thing you need to ensure is make hotel booking well in advance to avoid the rush.
Places to Visit
Colosseum: The largest amphitheater in the world, The Colosseum deserves a visit when you are in Rome. While you may find it to be way too crowded, you need to visit at least once.
Piazza Navona: The magnificent Piazza Navona, is one of the most beautiful squares in the entire country. Those ornate fountains, street artists and of course the palazzi will surely take your breath away.
Trevi Fountain: If you haven’t paid the Trevi Fountain a visit, your trip to Rome is not complete. It is said that if you throw a coin into the fountain, your return to Rome is assured. Not only this, the fountain has been showcased in movies right from the Roman Holiday to the Lizzie McGuire Movie.
Roman Forum: Situated between the Colosseum and the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum is one of the most visited ruins in the whole of Italy. While it happened to be the most important part of Ancient Rome, now it has become the most visited archaeological site in the world.
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