The Ultimate Rome Travel Guide | This Is Your Rome Bucketlist!
Some may say Rome can compete with Paris for being the city of Love in Europe. Well, I would still choose Paris but there are not enough words to tell you about the beauty of Rome. For that reason, I will jump straight to the places to visit in Rome and believe me the list is long if you are a first timer in there. Here is your Rome travel guide:
It is known as the symbol of Rome. It was a beautiful place where gladiators fought and people cut each other. Now it is one of the most important places in Rome or even Italy. It is a MUST visit place for Rome, I mean you can’t tell your friends you’ve been to Rome but you couldn’t make it to Colosseum. How much time you could loose with souvenirs or gelato?
These points are the best points to take photos of the Coliseum and crush it on Instagram.
-Parco del Colle Oppio’s end
-Via Nicola Salvi
-Via Degli Annibaldi on the bridge
Located next to the Colosseum, Foro Romano is a market place in the ancient Roman period, and today is the place where important buildings and buildings are exhibited. The ride can be tiring for being a bit older but it’s a pretty nice place. We recommend you to be careful especially in the heat, you may feel bad.
Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps
Located in one of Rome’s most famous squares, Piazza di Spagna, these stairs are named after the Spanish Consulate. Used as a meeting point for Italians, there are lots of tourists, people who eat lunch on their stairwells, or people who drink their drinks, it’s a very cute place to see.
-Trevi Fountain is 10 minutes walk from here.
– There are Via Condotti and Via del Corso streets where you can shop directly in front of the stairs.
– Piazza di Spagna square with stairs is a place to choose for shopping.
A place that fascinates people when seen with all its glory The Pantheon is an ancient Roman temple, one of the best-preserved buildings in the city. It is known that this temple was built at the beginning of the 100s.
– Pay attention to your bag, your phone, this region is really quite touristy and the incidents of theft in Rome are frequent.
Quattro Fiumi Fountain is right in the middle of a square, that is magnificent and always crowded. A very pleasant place where you can go for a drink and drink in a very touristy atmosphere accompanied by street artists. Prices are slightly higher than normal for being touristy. You can go when you can’t find anything to do both day and night.
Fontana di Trevi
Alright this is it, let me see the Instagram people in here? This is the place that you will gather throw that coin into that fountain and make the wish of your life! Throwing money into the fountain, which allows many romantic comedies to hold on to life, is now traditional. Everyone has a different meaning to this action, like; the next time I want to come to Rome, I want to come again with the idea of wanting to make love, who wants to do anything else, throws money for the realization of any other wish. Just so you know, these funds are collected and distributed to charities.
Piazza del Popolo
One of the best spots to start your trip to Rome is Popolo. If you enter Via del Corso, just across the street from Popolo, you can reach the Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna if you walk straight to Piazza Venezia. In this square, you can see the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, a giant obelisk.
Villa Borghese and Pincio Hill
Villa Borghese overlooks the Piazza del Popolo square and is, in fact, a great area, which is now one of the largest parks in Rome. I am talking about a park that has a huge open-air museum taste and includes sculptures, gardens, monuments, lakes and gardens. Not only this but also the Galleria Borghese, one of the most important museums in Rome, where you can see the important works of giant names such as Titian, Rubens, Bernini and Raphael in the Villa Borghese building, which is named after the park. Another important museum in the park is the Galleria Nazionale d deArte Modernamüzesi dedicated to modern and contemporary art. If you say these are not enough, you can go to Pincio Hill, visit the Pincio Gardens, and enjoy the beautiful views from the top of the city.
Via del Corso
If you’re walking around the most touristy area of Rome, no matter where you go, when you turn left and turn right when you turn right, this long avenue you can come across is Piazza Venezia at one end and Piazza del Popolo at one end. This street, which is especially prominent with shopping, becomes more comfortable by closing to the traffic in the evening. It is also possible to reach many attractions from the side streets of Via del Corso.
This square is known for the monumental Vittorio Emanuele Monument. You can see the Palazzo Venezia, which is a huge museum, where Mussolini also has a balcony where Mussolini speaks to the public.
The Vatican is a completely different world, such that when you step in, you are in a new state outside of Italy. I believe this place deserves another blog post, so you can find all information about Vatican City on the Italy section of the blog.
This hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome, has a museum complex called Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini) which consists of many galleries with the same name. It is said to be one of the oldest national museums in the world, located in Piazza del Campidoglio square. One of the most important museums in Rome is the museum where you can think of a large collection of important works belonging to the ancient Roman period (see Bernini’s Medusa statue). In addition, a large part of this area was shaped by Michelangelo.
Castel Sant Castel Angelo
It is an old castle dating back to the 100s, which has been used in a wide range from the house of the Pope to the prison. Interestingly, it is said that there is a secret passage linking the fortress to the Vatican. It is claimed that this passage was made so that the pope could escape the Vatican in a possible situation. Today there is a museum where you can visit the castle rooms and there is also a terrace overlooking Rome.
Campo dei Fiori
This square, close to Piazza Novana, is a fun area with plenty of cafes and bars. Especially at night you can go to spend time, see the moving environment. If you go during the daytime you will find a lot of places selling gift items. There is also a very popular oven with the same name. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee and taste delicious Italian desserts.
Museo Nazionale Romano
Although it seems to be the only museum name, the Museo Nazionale Romano, which actually includes several museums in different parts of Rome, includes historical, archaeological and artistic works related to ancient Rome. Crypto Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Baths of Diocletian Especially if you are interested in ancient Roman times and historical monuments, you will want to visit all of these points separately.
And here we are at the end of our list for places to visit in Rome. Hope you will complete your ultimate bucketlist in there and have lots of fun! See you on the next post! Don’t forget to checkout all other places in Italy!
Wanna go to Venice as well? Make your trip to Italy complete with the most romantic spot.