10 things to do in Rome

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If you are planning a trip to Rome, here is a breif outline of the top top things to see whilst your there


Earlier this year I went to Rome where I took a million photos of everywhere I went. I was lucky enough to have friends over there so it was like have my very own person tour of places. I think in a place like that where people will visit for only a few days you need to know where the best places to go are and when, so here is a brief tour for people who are maybe short on time and can only go to a few places. It is a very complicated place with lots of little alleyways and you will be walking and stumble upon something amazing so I want to give visitors an easy guide to 10 things to see in Rome.10 Things To See In RomeWednesday, 23 November 2011ArchitectureOne of the obvious things you will come across in Rome are Roman ruins. Despite being a massive tourist attraction, they have caused chaos around the city as they do restrict building plans. However the architecture you do come across just stops you in your tracks as you pear through archways and up at Glass Domes of the Cathedrals.Wednesday, 23 November 2011ColosseumThe biggest, most well know Amphitheatre to date, the Colosseum is definitely not over rated. Head there just before sunset to miss the big crowds and to get some great photo opportunities. Its a lovely walk up to it and its almost surreal how big it really is.Wednesday, 23 November 2011Ponte Milvio BridgePonte Milvio is the oldest bridge in Rome originally dating back to 206 BC. It is known for being covered in padlocks, left on the bridge by couples declaring their love.To make this scene better why not try Granita, a fruity iced snack from one of the local food stands.Wednesday, 23 November 2011Trevi Fountain Stunned by where they hide this magnificent monument, its one of the highlights of Rome. This is where the biggest crowds are in my opinion. It is said that around 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day as legend has it, you will return to Rome if you toss in a coin. So take some shrapnel.Wednesday, 23 November 2011Street ArtRome plays host to so many types of art. Walking down the streets you cant help but turn and hold your gaze on some of the the most beautiful pieces of art. From traditional and religious drawings to spray painted landscapes. Bag yourself an original masterpiece.Wednesday, 23 November 2011Street MusicItaly is renowned for it classical music which touches the soul. Legends such as Pavarotti and Vincenzo Bellini have opened a path for amateur talent which keeps the cobbled streets of Rome alive, making you feel at home and giving you a real sense of what Italy is.Wednesday, 23 November 2011MarketsThe real Rome can be found in the most unlikely places. Down alleyways, amongst stalls and behind shops. Boutique like stands give you chance to mingle with locals and find ornate beauty in things such as handmade bracelets as well as tasting some traditional homemade recipes. from your neighbours.Wednesday, 23 November 2011PantheonThis dark mysterious building is a temple to all Gods of Ancient Rome and it is the largest reinforced concrete dome. Some say it holds resemblance of the dome to the heavens. The Italian artist Raphael was buried here along with several other important Italian figures. It is now a very popular tourist spot because of its overwhelming structure and interiors but remains an active church which has been known to host many weddings.Wednesday, 23 November 2011ParksIf youre looking for a place to relax and chill with friends, make up a picnic with homemade humous, pittas, a pasta salad, some cold pizza and maybe a dark chocolate tiramisu washed down with some cloudy lemonade and take a stroll to a nearby park.Wednesday, 23 November 2011Spanish StepsBetween the Piazza di Spagna at the base, and Piazza Trinit dei Montiis is the widest staircase in Europe know as the Spanish Steps. The originally named Trinit dei Monti has been restored many times and eating and drinking on the steps is now forbidden in order to keep the steps clean.Wednesday, 23 November 2011