Ancient ruins, glorious frescos, awe-inspiring structures that hark back to a golden age in history, arts by the world’s masters – these and so much more await you as you get a glimpse of La Dolce Vita, the good life. This is the all-encompassing theme that you will feel as you enjoy your holiday in Rome, Italy. There is a host of things to do, places to see, a culture and a history to get to know – Rome is exactly the place to do all these. It has its own brand of magic, mystery and excitement.

The basic tourist destinations in Rome include the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hall. Surrounding these landmarks is a host of tourist spots – palaces, home of Roman emperors, museums, ruins. You can spend all of one day exploring these and find that you still have to go back the next day to fully soak the history and beauty of the sights.

Other places to visit would include the church of Santa Maria (which is the first Christian church in Rome), the Pantheon (with its impressive dome and well-preserved structure), as well as the numerous art galleries and museums. Go down the Via Venetto or the Appian Way (Via Appia Antica). Go church hopping – Rome has hundreds of churches (but not all of them are Catholic churches). Start with St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapels. And while you’re at it, these two have some of the best museums in the city. Explore the catacombs, with its somber tombs and monuments. Shop at the Via del Corso. Sip a caffe au lait at a café beside the Spanish Steps and indulge in some people watching.

Now give your eyes a rest from the visual feast offered by the city and go on a food fest. Try the gelato (ice cream) at San Crispino on Via Panetteria or a tartufo (a desert that’s also made of ice cream). Or dine at any of the Italian restaurants in the city.

Oh! Rome has a lot to offer when it comes to enjoying your holiday.

This is an article written by Cristi Enache. Read more on Rome Italy Holiday or explore Amsterdam vacation packages for an equally interesting experience

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