20 Reasons to Getaway to Rome, Italy

Author: Preeti DesaiPosted on 25-07-2014
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The best time to visit Rome is in spring from April to May or in autumn, from October to November. The obvious choices in Rome are Ancient Rome (The Forum and Colosseum), The Vatican, and the beautiful piazzas made famous in Roman Holiday.

1. Castel Sant Angelo, Rome

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Castel Sant'Angelo is an imposing building on the right bank of the Tiber river has had a turbulent history, from a mausoleum to a fortress to a military prison and currently a national museum.

2. Colosseum, Rome

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The Colosseum is a beautiful amphitheatre from 80AD where gladiators fought man and beast for four centuries. Though in ruins it still is am imposing and beautiful sight.

3. Colosseum Roman Forum, Rome

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The Forum Romanum was the center of life in imperial Rome, evidenced by the many remains of triumphal arches, temples and basilicas.

4. Fontana di Trevi, Rome

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The Fontana di Trevi or Trevi Fountain is the most famous and arguably the most beautiful fountain in all of Rome.

5. Palace of Septimius Severus, Rome

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The enormous palace of Septimius Severus is perched on the Palatino hilltop overlooking the Roman countryside.

6. Pantheon, Rome

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The Pantheon is a classic Roman temple from 27 BC, with a round dome. The piazza itself is relaxing with many cafés and restaurants facing the Pantheon, great place for respite.

7. Piazza Esedra, Rome

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Piazza della Repubblica is a semi-circular piazza in Rome, next to the Termini station. Called Piazza della Repubblica after World War II, its official name is still Piazza Esedra, referring to the central exedra of the Baths

8. Roma Termini Fountain, Rome

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One of the great things about Rome is its magnificent fountains and they are everywhere. This is one is near Roma Termini, the central railway station at Rome, is huge...

9. Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

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Santa Maria del Popolo is famed for its wealth of Renaissance art. Its walls and ceilings are decorated with paintings by the famous Pinturicchio, Raphael, Carracci, Caravaggio and Bernini.

10. Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Rome

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Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Rome - This church is considered to be Borromini's masterpiece and is located in the interior courtyard of the Palazzo della Sapienza, former site of the University of Rome,

11. St Peters Basilica, Rome

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St. Peter's Basilica (Italian: San Pietro in Vaticano) is a major basilica in Vatican City, an enclave of Rome. The interior, which includes 45 altars, is decorated by many famous artists like the Pietà by Michelangelo, the papal altar by Bernini...

12. St Peters Square, Rome

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Providing a fitting approach to the great St Peters Basilica is the huge, elliptical St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), designed by Bernini. It also has 2 beautiful fountains.

13. Teatro di Marcello, Rome

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The Theatre of Marcellus (Italian: Teatro di Marcello) is an ancient open-air theatre in Rome,

14. Temple of Jupiter, Rome

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The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, also known as the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus was the most important temple in Ancient Rome, located on the Capitoline Hill.

15. Tiber, Rome

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Walk towards the river (Tiber, Tevere) and next to the Pantheon you will find Piazza Navona, an oblong rectangle with three fountains.

16. Rome to Amalfi Coast

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Surrounded by steep rugged mountain cliffs that drop dramatically into the deep blue Mediterranean - The Amalfi coast is unique in the world for it’s natural beauty, breath-taking views, colours and small picturesque fishing villages ...

17. Rome to Isle of Capri

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A leisurely stroll through the historic center of Capri, a trip by boat exploring the island's unique coastline, punctuated with hidden caves and secluded beaches... list is really long

18. Rome to Pompeii Forum

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Take a walking tour of the ancient city of Pompeii with a local guide. A thrilling archaeological journey unfolds as you walk through the ancient ruins - the heart of the city life, the classic meeting point, the "piazza" of Pompeii, was the Forum.

19. Tivoli Gardens, Rome

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Villa d’Este, is on the UNESCO world heritage list, with its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, with an extraordinary garden.

20. Rome Vittorio Emanuele, Rome

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The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome, Italy.


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