Monday, June 25, 2012

Let's visit Rome, Italy "Introduction"

Rome is a popular travel destination in Italy, full of attractions. Today's Rome, Roma, is a vibrant and lively city with reminders of its past everywhere. In Rome you will encounter the glories of Ancient Rome, and even see digs of the Etruscan civilization that pre-dates it. You will find medieval and Renaissance buildings and fountains, and great museums. Rome boasts many fine restaurants and cafes, good nightlife, and lively streets and squares. It's a living museum of history from Roman times to present.
Although Rome is a huge city, its historic center is small, making it easy to walk.
While you can hit the highlights in two days, I recommend at least a stay of 3 full days in Rome (4 nights).

If Rome is the Eternal City, it is also a city with no end of ruins. It's impossible to see all of the temples and monuments from previous empires, try as you might, so begin with the Pantheon, the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica and see how far you get. But for the true flavor of Rome, make time to linger over a glass of Chianti wine or a pizza with Rocket. Visit its fountains in the moonlight. These experiences are as much a part of the city as the Roman Forum.

Near the banks of the Tiber River, 2,700 years ago on seven hills, the foundation of Rome was laid. It is one of the most ancient cities in Europe. Since then, it has been continuously inhabited and has grown into a city of almost three million people, covering 1,502 square kilometers (580 square miles). Rome is in southern Italy, in southern Europe, and has a parallel latitude with New York state.

I have been to Rome a few times and loved everything about the city, the history, the food, the super friendly people, the beautiful views and great places to go. I do not know why but felt home in Rome, some of the streets reminded me of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The people are full of energy, so many young people, Italian woman are so elegant and men are very charming, they know how to dress. Here is an insiders secret - check out Piazza del Popolo in the early evening. There you will find hundreds of young people in casual conversation, enjoying the warm weather and the wonderful wine of the region. It will be easy to join in.

If you have been to Rome please tell me how you liked it. I would love to hear.
But if you have never been, try to go, you won't regret, it is really a unforgettable city.

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