The Eternal City
Rome is one of the most important cities to the history of the world, and makes for a truly fantastic vacation spot due the incredible amount of ruins, museums and history.
There are two main airports that serve the general area in and around Rome, the Ciampino International Airport which serves the low cost airlines, and the main airport Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport. Inside Rome, the city has a well-established public transportation system via bus and train.
So Much to See
Anyone who has ever been to Rome before knows there is practically a neverending list of things to do and see. But, to make things easier, many visitors look to split up Rome into segments when sightseeing: ancient Rome, the churches of Rome and the Museums of Rome.
To see ancient Rome, visitors don’t have to look far, since much of Rome has been built around its ruins and history. Head to the famous Colosseum and tour the inside, after that it’s not a far walk to the Roman Forum, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.
Wander towards the the Seven Hills of Rome, especially the Palatine Hill where the ancient Circus Maximus took place. This area also showcases the spots where many of the games took place, and is surrounded by the Sevian Wall, built in the 6th century, BC.
Churches and Museums
Rome, of course, is also the home of the Catholic Church, because of that there are a number of very important, and beautiful, churches in the city limits. The biggest and most important, however, would be located in the Vatican. Here St. Peter’s Basilica sits, as well as nearby St. Paul Outside the Walls.
Some of the other churches that are well worth a visit include Santa Maria in Trastevere, St. Ignazio, and the Basilica di San Giovanni just to name a few. With over 900 churches in the city, there are plenty to see.
There are also a number of great museums in Rome, the most popular with tourists include Le Domus Romane, the Galleria Borghese, the National Roman Museum and the hidden gem Centrale Montemartini.