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Many cities had defensive walls built around them, and in some cases you can still see parts of (or entire) walls. Few are as old or famous as the Aurelian Walls that once surrounded the ancient city of Rome, however.
In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Rome so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Rome!
Rome’s historic monuments are so plentiful that it’s hard to take it all in during one trip. There’s just so much to see, and everywhere you look there’s something ancient, so it’s easy to see why you might overlook Rome’s oldest bridge – a relic from ancient Rome.
No doubt you’ve heard about how Rome was famously “built on seven hills,” hills which still exist today. Those aren’t the only hills in present-day Rome, however. One of the hills you should check out while you’re in the Eternal City is Janiculum – or Gianicolo – Hill, renowned for its excellent views over the historic city.
It’s easy to associate Rome with visits to ancient monuments and museums, but wine tasting? That seems more like a Tuscany thing, doesn’t it? Well, you might be surprised to learn that not only are there several places within the historic center of Rome where you can sample local wines, but there are also vineyards a short trip from the city, too.
Let’s get one thing straight at the beginning – you can’t see all of Tuscany in one day. What you can do, however, is see some of the highlights of this famous region in one well-organized day trip from Rome.
Rome is a lot to take in. It’s a busy city, where modern Romans live and work surrounded by the remnants of the civilization that put the city on the map more than two thousand years ago. Even if Rome has been on your wish list for years, it’s hard to absorb without a break from all the hustle and history. Getting into the countryside is a good way to reset – especially if you can soar over the landscape and see Rome from above.
Italy is always an attractive destination for those looking for a culture high. Italy’s most culturally and historically rich city is arguably Rome, so, a tour of Rome’s most attractive sites had to be on the to-do list. More importantly, to avoid the heat and crowds of daytime, we chose to take the tour in the evening. Over the course of the evening, we visited most of the greatest sites Rome had to offer, with a knowledgeable guide to tell us the stories and facts about each of our stops, an immersive experience of the Roman and Ancient Roman culture, history and architecture.
It’s a lucky city that’s got a river running through its center, but not every city embraces its riverfront. The Tiber River had once been an important trade route for the ancient Romans, only to be walled off and essentially forgotten. Today, however, Rome has once again recognized the significance of its river – although this time it’s more about tourism and leisure activities than commerce.