Where should you go this summer? There are plenty of beautiful cities all around the world you could visit, but there is one city that truly stands alone: Rome. Why should you come to Rome for your summer vacation? There are hundreds of different reasons but the four main ones are history, art, religion, and food.
Reason 1: The History
Is there any place in the world more historic than the beautiful city of Rome? Rome’s most famous historical landmark is one of the Wonders of the World: the Colosseum. Thousands of tourists and locals visit the Colosseum every year to admire its beauty and historical significance. While this may be Rome’s most famous historical site, there are hundreds of others. Some favorites of visitors include the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Trevi Fountain, and 8 ancient Egyptian obelisks. These famous historical sites leave each visitor feeling like they are one with the ancient Romans that walked the same streets over 2000 years ago.
Reason 2: The Art
For hundreds of years, the world’s best artists have come to Rome seeking inspiration from those that came before them. Ancient Romans discovered a deep appreciation for art and created a beautiful city full of marble sculptures for its citizens to admire. Long after the fall of ancient Rome, this artistic beauty was rediscovered during the Renaissance when arguably some of the greatest artists in history such as Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, and others came to Rome to create the world’s most beautiful frescos. Since their time, hundreds of artists have returned to Rome to create the art of today. Almost all this beauty is available for people to see. Come to Rome to see Raphael’s famous frescos in Villa Farnesina or Caravaggio’s paintings in the Contarelli Chapel. Visit Michelangelo’s Moses or the Mosaicsin Santa Maria of Trastevere. The best art in the world is here in Rome waiting for your arrival.
Reason 3: The Religion
Built on the tomb of Saint Peter you will find St. Peter’s Basilica located in the center of Vatican City. Vatican City is one of the holiest places in the world for Christians. Located in the Prati neighborhood of Rome, Vatican City is an excellent, and arguably must-see, day trip for visitors. The Basilica offers beautiful views and incredible works of art. The Pope will often speak on Sundays here as well. If any of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences interest you, then Rome is the place to be.
Reason 4: The Food
When people think of Rome one of the first things that come to mind is the delicious food. Pizza, pasta, and so much more. Come to Rome to try traditional square Roman-style pizza from a local pizzeria. Check out Rome’s famous pasta dishes like Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara, or Amatriciana. After devouring a delicious meal, grab some gelato and wine and walk the streets to digest your meal. There is a reason Rome is home to one 3 Michelin Star restaurants, one 2 Michelin star restaurants, and 14 one Michelin Star restaurants. After one Roman meal, you will be hooked!
Rome is a beautiful city. There are countless things to do and see. Rome is known in Italy as, “La Citta Eterna” which means the eternal city. This is because any person needs multiple lifetimes to see everything that Rome has to offer. With so many different attractions and not enough time to see them all, tourists need a way to maximize their efficiency during their time in Rome. A great way to do this is by purchasing the Roma Pass offered by the city of Rome. This pass allows tourists and visitors access to public transportation, local museums, and different experiences throughout the city for 72 or 48 hours depending on which you purchase. Make sure to check it out!
We hope to see you in Rome soon.