A Beginners Guide To Rome

 

1. View The City By Foot

For just about 1.50€ you can travel though Rome on buses or trams, although it can be just as fast as walking due to all of the traffic. I, personally just walked around to each place and it ended up being just fine. It also gives you the opportunity to stop and take pictures in certain places, where you wouldn’t have that option in a bus or car.

2. See Some Kittens At The Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

For centuries Roman cats have found shelter amongst the ancient ruins. Torre Argentina is home to over 130 feline friends, seven days a week volunteers, feed, clean and look after them. Visitors are always welcome to come in and visit with the cats!

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3. Visit The Famous Roman Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater has been known mostly for it’s feature role on Disney Channels The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Aside from that, it has rich history engrained within the walls. The Colosseum is said to have claimed over 500,000 lives and over a million wild animals during the people vs. beast games.

I purchased my tickets at the gate, because I was told by some locals not to trust online vendors.

Free Entrance:
– Free entry on the first Sunday of the month (no reservation possible) – expect long queues

– Free for European and non-European people under 18
– Free for EU citizens over 65

– Free for people with disabilities and their companion, with valid medical documentation of the disability

4. Toss A Coin In The Trevi Fountain

Legend has it that the throwing of a coin from the right hand over the left shoulder into the fountain will ensure that you will return to Rome in the future.

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5. Visit Vatican City

Vatican City is an independent walled off city within Rome that is around 110 acres. It is technically a city, inside of a city. Some things to see within Vatican City are St. Peter’s square, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. See my tips and tricks to Surviving the Vatican!

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6. See The Pantheon

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus.

7. Hike Mt. Vesuvius’ and Explore Pompeii

Spend time away from the big city and plan a guided tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Discovering interesting historical info as you go.

 

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