Visit Rome – a historical city

Do you bear a passion for history? Are you interested in ancient architecture and temples? Do age-long and legendary activities beckon you? If so, then you must definitely explore the ancient lands of Rome, at least once in your lifetime.

With an area of about 150 square kilometers, and a population of 3.8 million, the city still stands tall in the vast field of world history. Whenever we come across Rome, Etruscan tombs, Republican meeting rooms, Imperial temples, ancient Christian churches, medieval bell towers, Renaissance palaces, and Baroque basilicas strike the core of our mind and we enter the superficial world of history and architecture.

Panorama over Rome (Italy) from Castel Sant'Angelo.
Rome

The city is situated halfway down Italy’s western coast, about 20 kilometers inland. It is a large city, though the historical area is quite small. A majority of the historical sights are restricted within a reasonable distance of the central railway station, Stazione Termini. All the main monuments are situated west of the train station. However, it is always advisable to use the map of Rome.

Attractions

The central attractions are the Palatine Hill and the Forum. Via Del Corso is located north from the Forum to Piazza Del Popolo, accompanied by Spanish steps and the Trevi Fountain on the east. The Vatican in Rome is situated northwest of the Forum, across the River Tiber.

The Spanish Steps in Rome crowded with people.
The Spanish Steps

Rome offers a great deal of pleasure with the likes of the arrogance of the Vatican, the immemorial haunting memories of the Coliseum or the sheer thrill of going back to centuries ago of timeless history.

St. Peter square in the Vatican city in Italy.
St. Peter square

Rome offers you a wide range of excitement, adventure, and enjoyment. The thrill and sheer experience of the city is very distinctive and unique. It gives you the liberty to thrive on wine, architecture, history, and sunshine.

Map of Rome

Author
David Chandler

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