Rome, Italy - Travel Guide & General Info

Situated in the central western part of Italy, Rome is in the middle of a scenic terrain where it lies surrounded by seven hills. The stunning scenery is one of the reasons why this place is frequented by travelers coming from all over the world. The beautiful and comfortable Rome apartments also give more reasons for families and couples to spend their vacation here. Not only does it occupy central position in terms of geography, but it is a historical, religious, economic and cultural center as well. 




Its population of three million people makes it the largest city in Italy, its prominent history - one of the greatest cities in the world. Rome follows the flow of the Tiber River. Its modern part consists of all the hotels and shopping centers, while the historical center is a story for itself. It is a passage that connects the remarkable present with the glorious past. 



Rome has a lot to offer to its visitors. Apart from the must-see attractions like the Colosseum, the Panthenon or Vatican, there are so many other places worth mentioning. Let us start with the old town. In the Colosseo district you will recognize all the places noted in Roman history. Going up the Capitol will take you to Piazza del Campidoglio and the Italian Government. If you do not like to just walk around, you can always take a tour in some of the museums here.


When it comes to the modern part of Rome, by no means does it stand behind. Fountains, palaces, cathedrals all of these represent divine pieces of architecture. Fontana di Trevi, the Aurelian Walls, the Baths of Diocletian, the market and palace Barberini are just a few of the many places you must not miss.



Anyway, what most people come to see in Rome are the beautiful squares, an inevitable part of every tourist's map. Here, you can feel the liveliness of the city merged in diverse activities. Take the Spanish stairs to climb the steep slope above the Piazza di Spagna or just walk to the St. Peter Basilica from the St. Peter Square. Take a minute and enjoy a nice cup of coffee on Piazza Navona. You cannot avoid being enchanted by the Baroque spirit in the surrounding buildings.




Rome simply abounds with historical sites and monuments that testify for its past. Cathedrals and churches, however, prevail. The reason why you can see so many religious objects in Rome is the fact that this city is the cradle of Christianity. Churches has been built since the beginning of this era, when they served as shelters of those in need. Through the years they were canvas of the most eminent artists who have turned the once known ''domus ecclesiae'' to striking pieces of architecture and fine arts. After Vatican claimed sovereignty the role of religion has strengthen. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise the fact that Rome has more than 200 churches and 19 basilicas.



If you want to inform yourselves on accommodation, public transport and attractions, you can easily search for Rome on Google Maps. This will enable you to get a sneak peak of almost every corner of Rome. It is also very convenient for booking hotels.


To sum up, it really does not matter if you choose the typical tours around the city or the more adventurous off-track sightseeing, Rome will amaze you either way. While the long and turbulent history raises its name to greatness, the charm of today's Rome ties its existence to eternity. 

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