Planning a summer vacation? Book a flight to Rome, a nostalgic powerhouse that is a journey within a journey into the past. A city that will leave you reminiscing for years to come.
The city’s affects still linger since my visit back in 2013. Rome simply is an unforgettable experience one must take as the city’s landscape, monuments, and cuisine will leave you both in awe and nirvana.
It starts with how ancient the city is from its 3000 years of urban development and destruction, Rome’s landscape is a pure spectacle. The ancient icons you have seen in movies and read about in history class will make your presence seem surreal.
From the Roman Forum, Colosseum, to the Pantheon, these masterpieces are some of the city’s must-see attractions. Take a couple of minutes not just to take pictures, but appreciate these structures elegance.
The ultimate destination in Rome however is Vatican City. Home to St. Peter’s Basilica, you will find one of the world’s greatest art collections in the Vatican Museum.
With exhibits displayed across a range of halls and corridors, you do not need to be an artist to appreciate how beautiful these paintings and statues are.
Elsewhere, I recommend visiting the Fontana di Trevi and Piazza Navona. Piazza’s are a perfect starting point to really get lost in Rome. These 10 squares are spread across the city’s top landmarks offering dozens of cafes and restaurants to stumble across.
Let’s face it, when in Rome you must feast in some of Italy’s greatest staples of cuisine. Whether you are on a budget or not, you must indulge first at a pizzeria. The thin and crispy pizza you will eat cannot be beaten.
At pizza’s birth place, the authentic flower and sauce is just out of this world. Next, you must humble yourself with any carnation of pasta followed by that desert they call gelato. Before you depart, you must grab a shot of espresso. The taste is flawless.
Rome is an ancient gem that seduces millions with its landscape, culture, and cuisine. Considered as one of the world’s best cities to travel, Rome offers tourists everything they look for in a vacation.