The Eternal City, one of rich history, intriguing culture, and a certain charm that seems to exude its every piazza and street corner. If you are planning your first trip to Rome and not quite sure what to fill your days with while there, be sure not to miss the following five things to see and do sure to make your trip truly unforgettable…
1. Take an Underground Tour of the Colosseum
No trip to Rome would ever be complete without an up close and personal encounter with one of the city’s main iconic landmarks and structures; the Colosseum. And in order to experience it in the most fascinating way possible, consider taking one of the Rome tours that allow you underground access of the Colosseum itself. This type of Rome tour is one you surely will not soon forget.
2. Discover the Vatican City
Although you may very well do this on your own, taking one of the available private Rome tours is often your best bet at experiencing all that the Vatican City has to offer. Wander through the buildings, get an up close look at the Sistine Chapel, and soak up all of the wonder that makes the Vatican City so incredibly impressive and unique. Vatican tours are a great way to gain even more knowledge of what you are seeing all while exposing you to some of the best features of the area.
3. Make a Wish at the Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain has just been cleaned up and reopened! Getting the chance to throw a coin and make a wish into the famous and beautiful Trevi Fountain should absolutely be next on your list. Though crowded at most times of the day, don’t let that stop you from making your way to the water to admire the newly refurbished masterpiece.
4. Walk the Spanish Steps
Also closed for repair, the Spanish Steps will open again in Spring 2016—whereasthe famous Barcaccia, Bernini's renown fountain that stands right in front of the Spanish Steps has just been reopened again and it now shines in all its baroque splendor. One of the many great aspects of Rome is that all of the main sights and attractions of the city seem to be fairly close and within walking distance of each other. For example, once you are done with your wishing and coin tossing into the Trevi Fountain, not too far from you will be the beautiful and romantic Spanish Steps. If you decide to embark on one of the Rome Tours of the city, this may certainly be included in the tour and if you want to experience them on your own, you will find spending an extended amount of time here is never a bad thing. Afterwards, walk up to the Pincio to get a stunning panoramic view of the whole city!
5. Explore Rome at Dawn
If you are visiting the city during the summer, you will soon come to find that the weather is often times unbearable and the heat becomes too much. The perfect solution to this is to embark on a private Rome tour that allows you to get up at dawn and experience the still sleeping city in a whole new light. There is truly something to be said about the feeling you get when walking down quiet streets, taking pictures of iconic buildings without the crowd, and hearing the stories behind each one while the rest of the city sleeps.