ROME, One of the ancient cities in Europe with histories dated back to 753 BC, with globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient city walls, triumphal arches, public meeting places, churches, and palaces are scattered throughout Rome
Are you a person who is much into creative study and performance arts? Then I think you have a city to add in your bucket list. Being a country with vast history the natives still welcome tourism in a large number, they are proud in sharing their stories with us, though the Romans have a strict dress code, they don’t mind Tourist wearing shorts, the people have evolved.
One of the very famous architectural symbols in Rome Is the Colosseum, It is an old amphitheatre built in the centre of the city. Studies say that it is the largest amphitheatre in the world that has been ever built- also roughly the construction of this monument took place somewhere around 75-80 AD. Yes, it is really really old. The iconic structure was built as a gift to the Roman citizens, the marvellous architecture has 80 entrances and could accommodate 50,000 viewers. Maybe that makes the place special? The walls have sustained so many storms, thunder or even something worse that we can’t imagine, although half of it is partially ruined due to earthquake and stone-robbers still don’t you think that something worth a visit? Well if you agree with me, I should tell you this, grab your tickets online to beat the queue, cause hate to admit but the city is crowded around the year- filled with tourist, travellers and photographers.
A small city surrounded by Rome with a population of 1000 people, is the origin and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic church, of course, it is home to the pope, Clearly, you know what is famous here, the Churches & Cathedrals. But let me give you the 2 must-visit places in this city
St. Peters Basilica
This is largest basilica in the world, believed to be constructed on 1626, 150 meters in height and 220 meters in length. Since St.Peter was buried right below the alter- it has become one of the places to see Pope, very famous as a place for pilgrimage, the pope preaches in a number of services throughout the year drawing more than 15,000 people
The museum covers more things related to Christianity and Art, The museum contains details on all the popes and their successors. The Museum also covers masterpieces that were made during the Roman era, more than 20,000 renowned Roman sculptures are displayed, Much into art- then this is one of the best places in Rome for you.
The one and only city in Italy which is recognized as UNESCO world heritage centre and one of the most popular tourist attraction in the world, so what makes this city so special? Let me tell you, Today Pompeii is just another inland city but according to ancient history, Pompeii overlooked the coast and also had a port. Now that doesn’t sound normal to me? But it gets better, The city was buried was deep into the ocean due to volcanic eruption and later rediscovered centuries later, Now that doesn’t sound like a neighbourhood story to me? So this eruption did leave a lot of marks, a lot of places to visit in this town. Remember, when you are in this city- the land you just stepped into, was buried down inside the ocean long back. This is more of an archaeological city, so archaeological students – gear up and packs your backs, the city still has a lot of things to be discovered. Firstly, Make sure you visit Pompeii Archaeological park to look more into the preserved sites evacuated ruins of the street and houses to explore.
This is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican city, it was a very simple brick building constructed decorated in the style of early Renaissance. It was constructed by Pope Sixtus IV on 1480,one unusual move in the later centuries changed the entire world’s idea about this chapel, the chapel was painted and rebuilt by his successor’s, Right now it is one of the magnificent arts in the world making It, 70 stories high the scaffolding could be moved from one end of the chapel ceiling to the another.
There are more than 40 catacombs in Rome, if you are an adventurous person who likes to travel and explore deep, then you should visit all of them, cause most of them are different from others and carry different histories. Ancient catacombs are burial places deep underground, Roman’s believed in this type of burial system to save Land and to reduce overcrowding. But these catacombs have been helpful to reflect on many religious traits and practices, especially Christian art and Jewish culture.
So you are a foodie and you are in Rome? Then you should try their Pasta, Roman supposedly make one of the best Pasta in the world with their very special sauce Amatriciana, Carbonara
Rome used to have a museum for Pasta called ‘The National Museum of Pasta’
The city is also very famous for white wine, make sure you try a cup of that? But mostly Roman’s prefer Fresh, seasonal and simply prepared Roman Campagna (including peas, fava beans, shellfish, milk-fed lamb, olive oil for vegetables)