Rome is one of those places that you can visit again and again and still never uncover even just a fraction of what the city has to offer. We spent 4 days in this glorious city during our time in Italy and barely even managed to scratch the surface. The entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, full of possibly the world’s largest collection of historical art and monuments.
Home to a whole host of architectural monuments, Rome’s most famous symbol is the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire – The Colosseum. It is a must see for any avid traveller but make sure if you are planning on visiting the inside you book a guide to take you around. Other sites not to be missed include the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the Altare della Patria. You will find arches, domes and vaults behind every corner with layers of history going back nearly 3000 years. The city is quite small so you can easily walk everywhere getting lost in the many ruins and wonders the city has to offer. We visited mid-October and the weather was very mild with only a light coat needed for the evenings. Plus as we weren’t travelling during peak season so we could enjoy a lot of the sites without the crazy crowds.
From Baroque to Renaissance, there is no shortage of churches and basilicas for you to explore. A great deal of customs and culture date back to roman times and you will find intact ruins from the Roman Empire dotted all over the city. If you are after a more laid-back weekend, spend the afternoon exploring Rome’s many Piazza’s before grabbing some local delicacies and wine to dine alfresco in one of the numerous parks around the city. I think Rome can often be overlooked in favour of one of its more scenic sisters but this capital city is not to be missed should you find yourself in this incredible country.