Things to do in rome
Among things to do in Rome, a trip to the Vatican City is an absolute mandate. Explore the headquarters of the Catholic Church, see its many museums and spend some time gaping at the frescoes by Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel. Highest on your itinerary of Rome should be the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica, the city’s most iconic monument and a marvel of Renaissance architecture. Walk down its vibrant streets and discover the ‘eternal’ quality of the city as you pass by numerous ruins from its historical past, open-air cafes, modern-day structures, ornate piazzas, baroque houses, flowering neighborhoods and sprawling shopping districts among a whir of traffic. The artistic riches of Rome are many, from Michelangelo’s David among other sculptures, paintings by Caravaggio, fountains by Bernini, to frescoes by Raphael, add to it the looming dome of St Peter’s Basilica, you are transported to a world of art.
Aside from languishing at a street-side cafe, there are several fun activities in Rome you can pursue. Sit at a sunny piazza and read a book or amble down its picturesque streets, but in everything you do sampling the delicious cuisine the city offers is a must. Try the local rendition of veal with ham and sage or a pasta dish with sauce made of veal and pecorino cheese. Wash it down with some local wine. If anything, these cafes and restaurants offer ambiance in abundance, and are a great way to meet new people and take in the spirit of the city. Aside from that there are several fancy cocktail bars and night clubs which offer a thriving night-out scene, dish out great pizza treats and other local favorites.