What if you had only 24 hours to enjoy Rome?
Come with us as we take a whirlwind one day tour that will lead you to the best that Rome has to offer.
Take the morning to visit the Coliseum, Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. The Coliseum is a beautiful amphitheatre from 80 AD where gladiators fought man and beast for four centuries. Your ticket for the Coliseum is all you need to gain entrance into the Palatine Hill, a palatial expanse where the first inhabitants of Rome lived, along with several emperors, philosophers and noble families until the 1800s. From the Flavian palace, 1st century AD, enjoy a view of the Circus Maximus, 1st century BC. Walk through the remains of the palace towards the Farnese summer home (17th century), which rests atop the remnants of Tiberius’ palace.
The Farnese home has beautiful quiet and relaxing renaissance gardens which remain intact and offers you an excellent choice for a picnic lunch. Finish this section of ancient Rome by walking around the forum to find Julius Caesar’s tomb. Now follow the Via Sacra, one of the oldest roads in Rome, out of the Forum. Walk up a staircase and you’ll find yourself behind the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill). Take a photo of the Forum from here to show your family and friends, the view is beautiful.
The Campidoglio’s three ancient Renaissance senatorial buildings was designed by Michelangelo. The buildings house two museums and you can enjoy a beautiful view of modern Rome from the piazza. Next, make your way to the Pantheon, a classic Roman temple from 27 BC, with a round dome.Tweet read more
The Romantic Vacation for Two to Italy sponsored by Carlino’s includes a free tour of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, but many churches in Rome exhibit major works by art masters you know, and they usually do not charge any fee to get in.
“One of the best things that can happen to you when you’re traveling is when you find a free hidden treasure that’s not in any of the guidebooks. ”
For example, San Pietro in Vincoli has Michelangelo’s spectacular statue of Moses, and you can visit Santa Maria del Popolo to view their two Caravaggio paintings. Also, consider making a special trip to Santa Maria della Vittoria to view Bernini’s “St. Teresa in Ecstasy.”Tweet read more
La Pergola, Rome’s Best Restaurant
Rome has some of the finest restaurants in the World. If you are interested in Michelin star level dining in Rome, at the top of the list is the renowned restaurant La Pergola.
La Pergola is the home of world-famous chef Heinz Beck. La Pergola has been recognized by Michelin’s Guide with the coveted three-star award and has earned five red forks, a symbol of great quality and address “worth the trip.”
La Pergola is one of those experiences which burn years afterwards in your memory. The foods will activate every taste bud in your mouth. Add to that the most beautiful view of the Rome and world class customer service and it becomes a must go.Tweet read more