Whether you’re in Rome for a weekend break or longer, there are many famous landmarks to discover. With almost 3000 years of history, Rome is known as the Eternal City and listing five great things to do doesn’t really do it justice, but some of the popular reasons people visit include:
The Vatican City
Completely encircled by the city of Rome, the Vatican City is its own independent state. Most official guided tours include visits to the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and Vatican museums.
Visit the Colosseum
A trip to the largest remaining Roman-era amphitheatre anywhere in the world is a must on your visit. The Colosseum was built in 70 AD and we recommend a tour guide when visiting the world’s most famous structure.
The Pantheon Building
The Pantheon is one of the most amazing buildings of ancient Rome. It was built in 120 AD as a temple to all the Gods but later it was converted into a Christian church.
Pompeii Day Trip from Rome
If you have enough time on your visit to Rome then a day trip to Naples and Pompeii is well worth it. Make sure you visit the Gulf of Naples, where Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D, destroying the town of Pompeii.
Grab a bite to eat in the Trastevere Neighbourhood
The cobbled streets are mostly car-free and the restaurants and cafes serve up some of the cheapest but tastiest food in Rome.
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