Monday, September 12, 2011

Rome, Italy

If you are visiting Italy, there is no way you are going to miss out on the Roman experience. Rome is a trek back into time to savor its many colors and tastes. Rome cannot be described simply. It is a combination of the Renaissance, the Imperial Rome, the Rome of the Popes and the Rome of the ordinary people. It is one of Italy’s largest and most populated cities and is situated on the Tiber River. Rome is also listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. With a history spanning over 2000 years, Rome is a place worth visiting if only to soak in the glorious heritage of its rich and radiant past....

Things to do
Rome is not for the laidback. It is a city filled with activity so, gear up for a tour filled with chaotic life, an experience in itself! Visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. You can get to see the work of Michelangelo and Botticelli here.
See the Trevi Fountain or the Fontana di Trevi that is one of Rome’s most popular sights. It is a huge water structure constructed on a small square with the Palazzo Poli serving as its backdrop. The fountain displays the sculpture of Neptune with Abundance and Health beside it. Do throw in that coin to return to the place once again!
Take a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica which is the world’s largest Basilica of Christianity. Around a thousand people can pray in it. It is filled with frescoes, statues and beautiful paintings.
See the Piazza di Spanga or the Spanish Steps as it is commonly known. The Spanish Steps holds a fashion show once a year during summer.
How to get there
Getting around in Rome is easy as it is not a very big place. In fact, going by foot is the best option as you get to see surprising places which you may miss otherwise. However, the bus service is Rome is good too. Trains run every 7-10 minutes. The metro subway is perfect for short term visitors. Although taxis can be rented, by far, the train service is the most efficient and economical way of moving around in Rome and Italy

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