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Art & Culture

Religious imposing buildings, those you’ll definitely find in Rome. Churches, basilicas, beautiful squares and fountains truly are some of Rome’s architectural masterpieces. Just look around and take it all in. The Sistine Chapel is mostly known due to its impeccable art and architecture. It was designed and built by Michelangelo, among others. The Chapel is still in use for special ceremonies, such as the choosing of a new pope. Whenever you’re inside the Chapel, don’t forget to look up. This is Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the marvellous paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Dining

Whenever you go out for dinner, the options are endless. From the traditional trattoria and pizzeria to very luxurious restaurants. Do you love good food and do you like cooking? Markets all around Rome have the finest Italian ingredients for a perfect home-cooked meal. So get your fresh vegetables at Campo de' Fiori! The Italian cuisine is a feast!

Historical

Rome has an ancient history and has been ruled by Kings, emperors and consuls. The old ruins and imposing building make you relive the history of the city. The story goes that Romulus and Remus founded the city in 753 BC. The iconic statue of these two boys being nursed by a wolf, stars in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. The Forum Romanum was the centre of society, and around it were all sorts of imperial forums. Both forums of Julius Caesar and Augustus are just partly visible nowadays, centuries ago these were majestic temples. The baths of Caracalla, once one of the largest public baths in Rome, could accommodate around 1600 bathers. The size of this construction is still visible in its remains.

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Rome, capital of Italy, is a sight in itself. The ancient history shows that Rome wasn’t built in one day, as the saying goes. Be prepared to be amazed is this wonderful metropolis. Go shopping at small boutiques or enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine. Rome is a very suitable destination for kids, their imagination will run wild! Around every corner there is something new to discover!

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Time zone
No difference
Visa
Not required
Vaccinations
None required
High season
April - June & September - October
Currency
Euro (EUR)

Where to stay?

Where to stay?

Rome is well-known for:

  • Beautiful well-kept historical buildings
  • Rich cultural history with architects like Michelangelo and Bernini
  • Perfect city for shopping, going out to dinner or a great night out

Keep in mind:

  • Rome is a busy city and most certainly Vatican City. 
  • The entrance fee for sights can be quite high

Alternatives nearby

Park Güell
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Pantheon
Art & Culture

Religious imposing buildings, those you’ll definitely find in Rome. Churches, basilicas, beautiful squares and fountains truly are some of Rome’s architectural masterpieces. Just look around and take it all in. The Sistine Chapel is mostly known due to its impeccable art and architecture. It was designed and built by Michelangelo, among others. The Chapel is still in use for special ceremonies, such as the choosing of a new pope. Whenever you’re inside the Chapel, don’t forget to look up. This is Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the marvellous paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Delicious Italian food
Dining

Whenever you go out for dinner, the options are endless. From the traditional trattoria and pizzeria to very luxurious restaurants. Do you love good food and do you like cooking? Markets all around Rome have the finest Italian ingredients for a perfect home-cooked meal. So get your fresh vegetables at Campo de' Fiori! The Italian cuisine is a feast!

Forum Romanum
Historical

Rome has an ancient history and has been ruled by Kings, emperors and consuls. The old ruins and imposing building make you relive the history of the city. The story goes that Romulus and Remus founded the city in 753 BC. The iconic statue of these two boys being nursed by a wolf, stars in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. The Forum Romanum was the centre of society, and around it were all sorts of imperial forums. Both forums of Julius Caesar and Augustus are just partly visible nowadays, centuries ago these were majestic temples. The baths of Caracalla, once one of the largest public baths in Rome, could accommodate around 1600 bathers. The size of this construction is still visible in its remains.

Capitoline Museums
Museums

Many museums in Rome tell the city’s history. For instance, the Capitoline Museums are the oldest public museum in the world. They are located on one of Rome’s seven hills, the Capitol. The art collection is spread over two buildings, the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Campidoglio. Galleria Borghese lies in the centre of Villa Borghese Park, it is where Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne’ are exhibited. It is advised that you book your entrance ticket in advance. From within the Sistine Chapel you have direct access to the Vatican Museum. It is an assembly of several museums and galleries where you can get a glimpse of some magnificent art pieces. All different kinds of artwork is on display here, namely: Egyptian mummies, Greek marble and stunning paintings from the Renaissance era.

Santa Maria Maggiore
Religious buildings

Christianity is a major part of Roman culture. This reflects in the many churches and basilicas that decorate the streets of Rome. The Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the largest basilicas and is famed for its architecture and its religious significance. The Pantheon was a temple of all gods. In 608 BC it was handed over to the pope, where it would be used a Christian church. The dome contains an oculus which is its main source of light. This is a perfect example of Roman architecture and it is really worth a visit since it’s almost unimpaired.

Piazza di Spagna
Shopping

Rome is shopping heaven, for those who prefer to shop at small boutiques. Near the Vatican, lies the Via Cola di Rienzo, where you’ll find countless shops. In the old city centre is Via del Corso, the longest shopping street. Right by the Spanish steps on the Piazza di Spagna are some cute and trendy boutiques. If you're looking for the expensive names like Gucci, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, you will find them here. So besides all the art, culture and history, Rome is a great place for shopping and going out for dinner.

Trevi Fountain
Sights

Rome’s ancient history shows that Rome wasn’t built in one day. The Roman Empire is still known for its famous gladiator fights and chariot races. Those races were held in the grand Circus Maximus. All that is left nowadays are the contours of this stadium which are still visible in a public park. Besides these wonderful ruins, Rome has dazzling squares and fountains, like the Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna with its world-famous Spanish Steps and the Trevi-fountain. This is Rome’s largest and most outstanding fountain. Built in Baroque and completely restored in 2015. Toss a coin across your shoulder and hope for a quick return to Rome!

St. Peter's square Vatican City
UNESCO

The city centre, Centro Storico, has been admitted to the UNESCO World Heritage list. When you walk through the city centre, a visit to the Colosseum is a must. This nearly 2000 year-old amphitheatre is the most grand and famous amphitheatre in the world. The Colosseum is often presented as the symbol of the city. Throughout centuries the monument has deteriorated. However, due to restorations it still is a beautiful view and one of the world’s most visited monuments. In the heart of Rome lies the smallest sovereign state in the world, Vatican City. It has been on the World Heritage list since 1984. Vatican City has a couple of world-famous sights such as the St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican museums.

Trastevere
Bars & Clubs

Trastevere is a very popular district among artists and tourists, it has many medieval properties and picturesque squares that give the district its authentic look. There are tons of nice restaurants and bars with a great atmosphere. San Lorenzo is perfect for a night out, where you can party until the sun comes up in one of the local bar and nightclubs.

Cultural Rome
Local culture

Rome, capital of Italy, is a sight in itself. The ancient history shows that Rome wasn’t built in one day, as the saying goes. You will not get bored in this world-class metropolis, enjoy nice shops and the delicious Italian food. Rome is very child friendly, it enriches their fantasy and teaches them all there is to know about Roman history. Wherever you go in Rome, there’s always something new and exciting to discover!

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