We are completely prepared to be awed by the ancient ruins throughout the city of Rome, but very few of us are expecting to see an ancient pyramid in the city center.
In Rome, there are multiple public parks and piazzas occupying the sites of former Roman structures. One of the largest is the Parco degli Acquedotti, which also showcases ancient Roman engineering prowess.
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Rome has plenty of ancient Roman monuments to see, but the ancient Romans were also good plunderers. Evidence of their spoils of war can be found in piazzas all over the city – specifically, the 13 ancient Egyptian obelisks that stand proudly throughout Rome.
Nothing says Italy quite like the sweeter side of the country famous for their culinary delights. With the assistance of our local guide we walked around the city eating and drinking like a Roman. With so many options in a city the size of Rome it’s best to go with someone who knows.
Rome has enough above-ground sights and attractions to keep the intrepid tourist occupied for weeks, if not months. But this is a city with a past, much of which lies beneath the modern pavement. To get a fuller picture of the history of Rome, you’ve got to go underground.
What can I say about Tuscany, or what can be said about Tuscany that hasn’t been said already; it is the epitome of a romantic getaway. You’ll fall in love with the warm rolling hills full of vines, the olive trees, the warm-hearted people, the stone cobbled streets and the wine.
One of the most iconic landmarks in the world is the Colosseum of Rome. Even with all of the amazing buildings in Rome the Colosseum embodies the Roman Empire and culture better than any other. Walking the ancient corridors where gladiators fought their epic battles is definitely a bucket-list activity. We got our chance to step back into time and explore the arena with Viator on their Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour. In addition to the Colosseum we also toured the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the House of the Vestal Virgins.
The circus in ancient Rome was a site for public entertainment, and although they varied in size they were all shaped essentially the same – like a long, oval track. The largest circus in the Roman Empire was known as the Circus Maximus, or Circo Massimo in Italian, and you can still see its remains in Rome.
I resolved to go on the food tour of Rome’s Jewish area as well as the buzzing area of Trastevere (which literally means “across the Tiber,” the river that goes through the city).