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Jigyasha Prasad Nov 20 2014

Why should you visit Rome?

Kanika Nevatia Nov 20 2014
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Planning a trip abroad? Here are just a few reasons why you should visit Rome. The rich cultural heritage and beautiful setting will attract you instantly. Whoever said Rome wasn't built in a day was absolutely right!

The Magnificent Art

The city of Rome is adorned with beautiful sculptures, statues and artistic masterpieces from world renowned artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Nicola Salvi, Bramante, Sangallo, Maderno and many more. The city is also dotted with wondrous museums such as Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO), Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, National Roman Museum, etc.

Trevi Fountain (by Diliff - edited by Capital photographer)

Stunning Architecture

Be prepared to be dazzled by stunning architecture in Rome. With 12 out of the 45 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy housed in Rome, you will have enough to explore. Some of the popular sites are the Pantheon, The Roman Colosseum, St Peter’s Square, Navona Square and the Spanish Steps.

Colosseum (by Diliff)

Scrumptious Food

Italian food is popular all over the world and you simply cannot get enough of it. Every Italian city has its own speciality. When in Rome, don’t forget to feast on some spaghetti carbonara (pasta cooked in an eggy sauce with bacon), baccala (a cod preparation) and bucatini all’amatriciana (tube shaped pasta cooked in a tomato sauce with pork). Also get your hands on some Roman pizza, one of the many types of pizza served around the world.

Spaghetti Carbonara (by jeffreyw)

Fabulous Shopping Options

Whether you are looking for haute couture, pricey antiques, or a good bargain, Rome has it all for you. Choose from a range of places from those retailing high fashion brands to the open air flea markets where you can buy a pair of jeans for under 10 euros. Porta Portese is one of the best flea markets in town!

Porta Portese (by Alessio Damato)

Pleasant Weather

Rome is a city that can be visited all around the year owing to its Mediterranean climate. The summer months have low humidity and experience warm breezes while the winter months are nippy enough to make you enjoy the fabulous Italian winters.

Rome (by Bert Kaufman)

Proximity to the Vatican City

Dreamt of visiting the world’s smallest independent state? A trip to Rome guarantees just that. Plan a day trip to Vatican City and be left spell bound by the majestic cultural heritage of this marvel. Book a Rome holiday package and opt for a guided tour and make sure you don’t miss out on any of the must see places such as the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Gallery of the Tapestries and much more.

St. Peter's Basilica (by Mstyslav Chernov)

The Nightlife

Rome is known for a nightlife that starts off slow and becomes all the more alive as the night passes by. There are various nightclubs in the city where the party kicks off pretty late into the night. Many restaurants also transform into outdoor pubs post dinner. Piazza Navona, Via della Pace and Campo De Fiori are some places to visit for experiencing the best of Roman nightlife.

DJ (by Scott Sandars)

Budget Friendly

Whether you are looking for a lavish royal retreat or a cheap hotels in Rome at very pocket-friendly rates, Rome has everything to offer. From fine dining to road side hawkers, food is also easily available in all budgets. Though some of the sightseeing may be a tad bit expensive, when in Rome everything else can be managed easily even on a slim budget.

Rome (by Elescir)

Music and the Performing Arts

Rome is an important centre for music and the performing arts. The Parco della Musica is one of the largest musical venues in the world. The Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Opera House) is another popular attraction. If you enjoy watching live plays do pay a visit to some of the renowned theatres in the city such as the National Dramatic Theatre, Teatro Quirino and Teatro Valle.

Opera House (by sunshinecity)

Now that you know exactly why you should visit Rome soon, start making those travel plans. Happy travels!
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