There’s a reason why the phrase, “When in Rome….” has become part of our vernacular. This spirited city gives you a free pass to indulge yourself and say “si, per favore,” to an extra scoop of gelato, another bottle of wine, or anything else that strikes your fancy. Rome is known for its ancient ruins and collections of art, but that doesn’t mean that the city is stuck in the past. A vibrant nightlife scene and rising interest in modern art adds a new dimension, creating a metropolitan paradise set against a rich historic backdrop.
Iconic landmarks like the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and the Vatican could keep you busy for days. We recommend choosing a few must-see landmarks and then spending the rest of your time getting lost in the Roma that exists beyond its well-maintained monuments.
Becoming just as stylish and trendy as Milan, there’s always a new “it” neighborhood in Rome. Visit the newer MACRO and MAXXI museums for a dose of modern and contemporary art to provide juxtaposition to the centuries-old architecture and lauded sights around town. All of that sightseeing will likely drum up quite an appetite and the cure can be found in the osterias as well as in higher end ristorantes. The heart of Rome’s food culture lies in preparing fresh and local ingredients in a way that highlights the tastes of a few simple items. Perfectly complemented by a bottle or 2 of Italian wine, each meal in Rome has the opportunity to be one you’ll talk about for years to come. If there’s one thing that Romans take seriously, it’s food!
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