I have been going to Rome for more than 20 years for work and today I want to talk to you about the reasons why every person should visit Rome at least once in his life! Not seeing this city is almost a crime, between the area of Ancient Rome and the Vatican, there are really many things to see, certainly a day is not enough to admire Rome. If you are trying to figure out why to visit this city, this is the place.
I don’t want to dwell on saying that Rome is a beautiful city to see and how much history it has, you already know this. What I want to do is list 4 things you need to know before visiting Rome, so you can better organize your trip knowing some details that I will tell you during this article.
Before starting, you must know that the Vatican area is not just religion. Whether you are a believer or not, it does not matter, this area preserves some of the best works in the history of art. There are masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo and Titian, some of the best artists ever.
For this reason, Rome is a unique city wherever you look at it, the history of the Roman Empire and that of religion are here. Try to think of all the works, monuments, churches and frescoes you can admire in this corner of Italy! For this alone, Rome is a city that you absolutely must see.
Let’s get started, here’s what you absolutely need to know before visiting Rome!
: ROMAN FOOD
Roman dishes are known all over the world and only here you can taste the “original” ones! I’m talking about a cuisine suitable for every palate, both vegetable and animal, so if you prefer vegetarian or vegan cuisine, you have no problem eating in the streets of this city.
Among the first courses that you can taste you can find: La Carbonara, la Gricia la cacio e Pepe, la amatriciana oppure gli gnocchi alla romana. For second dishes the most popular are supplí, la trippa alla romana carciofi alla romana, abbacchio and, much more!
If you love to eat, you absolutely cannot miss the opportunity to do it in the streets of Rome. The advice I can give you is to stroll through the streets of Trastevere or Testaccio and stop in one of the typical restaurants of these neighborhoods, the kitchen is the undisputed master of both areas. For your transportation you can use our Rome limousine service.
2: THE VATICAN
Second reason why Rome is worth visiting: the Vatican. The world center of Christianity is in Rome and you can’t help but visit it. What you can find in this area is unmatched, it is unique in the world, a combination of art and history that everyone should see at least once in their life. I have a weakness for the Vatican, it is a state that fascinates anyone who passes through here, it is truly unique. In this area you can see:
Vatican Museums, one of the largest art collections ever, cover the entire history of man through numerous museums, from the Ancient Egyptians to the present day.
Piazza San Pietro, the Vatican square par excellence with the Bernini colonnade that makes it even more magical.
St. Peter’s Basilica, the most unique place of worship in the world, the works and frescoes you find here are part of the history of art, you can’t miss a visit here.
Dome of St. Peter, more than 200 steps lead you to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Rome, the square is in front of you and you can’t help but be amazed in front of this show.
As you can well understand, there are many things to see, not to mention the Sistine Chapel, a true masterpiece of art which I will tell you about shortly. The Vatican is and always will be one of the reasons why this wonderful city is worth seeing.
3: SISTIN CHAPEL
When I saw it, I was impressed by the ability of only one man, Michelangelo, to create a unique masterpiece in the history of art, the Sistine Chapel. We are talking about one of the beating hearts of the Vatican and in particular of the Vatican Museums. If you come to Rome, this stage is mandatory because these frescoes are pure art, not being left with wide open eyes is almost impossible.
Among all the frescoes you can see are the Creation of Adam and the Last Judgment by Michelangelo, two undisputed masterpieces by one of the best artists in the history of art. Among other things, the Sistine Chapel is a very important place for Christians since it is precisely here that the conclave is celebrated. All the cardinals meet to elect the new Pope and right here it is decided whether the smoke should be black or white.
I remind you that the Sistine Chapel can be visited with the ticket for the Vatican Museums, the advice I give you is to take the ticket in advance as the queue at the cash desks is usually very long.
4: HISTORIC DISTRICT
fourth reason for coming to Rome is a classic, not seeing the historic center is like not seeing Rome. The central area of the city is full of things to admire, one day is not enough to visit them all! Here we can also see the monument that represents the whole of Italy in the world: the Colosseum. Let’s face it, this is one of the main reasons why every tourist visits Rome, in addition to the one related to the Vatican. In the historic center there are mandatory stops:
The Colosseum is the monument of Rome par excellence, as well as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The Roman Forum is the heart of Ancient Rome and contains the center of politics and commerce of the past.
The Imperial Forums were built later and include the square and ancient monuments.
The Altare della Patria is one of my favorite monuments, one of the most fascinating in all of Rome and it is very important because it brings together all the values of our nation.
The Pantheon is a historic temple from 27 BC. dedicated to all the Roman gods, this is a must for every tourist.
The Trevi Fountain needs no introduction, the largest and most famous fountain in Rome, known throughout the world for its beauty.
We have reached the end of this guide! I hope you enjoyed it and that it managed to give you good reasons to see Rome. Remember we are a limousine service and for any travel you may need do not hesitate to contact us for Rome limousine service
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