Rome is one of the most frequent destinations for travelers who choose the Alicante Airport as the origin of their escape. The eternal city has a lot to offer, whether you spend a weekend or a fortnight. For this reason, we are going to recommend the most important places in Rome, so that when you get there and ask yourself the question about what to see in Rome, you have a good way to not lose sight of it.
Do not miss these wonders
– The Colosseum. The symbol par excellence of Rome, place with a thousand-year-old history in which you can feel the screams of the public that booed or claped the feats of the gladiators in the sand. The entrance to this monument (which includes audioguide) is usually combined with that of the Roman Forum, another place that you must visit to know a little more about what remains of the temples and houses of 2,000 years ago.
– The Trevi Fountain. This is one of the most charming fountains in the city. Do not forget to stick with tradition and toss a coin back while you make a wish!
– St. Peter’s Square. Within the small Vatican City, we find the highest expression of Catholicism. It is a Renaissance square crowned by the Basilica of St. Peter. The visit to it is free although you should not leave without paying your entrance and see the Vatican Museums. In them is the famous Sistine Chapel.
– The Pantheon of Agrippa. This temple has several surprises inside, such as the tomb of the painter Rafael (you can see his work ‘The School of Athens’ inside the Vatican Museums) and, if you look at the sky, you can see the stars in their huge dome sky open.
– Trastevere. This area of Rome, located on the other side of the Tiber River, can be described as the most bohemian part of the city. Stroll through its alleys with tranquility and dinner in a good ‘ristorante’ or ‘trattoria’ of the area.
– Piazza Navona. This is one of the hundreds of charming squares that Rome hosts. Your fountains and sculptures will captivate you. In addition, in its surroundings there is usually very good atmosphere to drink something. And if you like squares, do not miss the Piazza España, with its grand staircase.
– Catacombs of San Calixto. On the outskirts of the city are some of the most spectacular Christian catacombs. With guided tour, you will know all its mysteries. Also, in the vicinity you can visit the Roman Baths of Caracalla.
– Castel Sant’Angelo. This castle keeps in its interior much history and secrets, like the tunnel that connects it with San Pedro. If you have seen ‘Angels and Demons’ it will be very well known for you. Also, do not forget to cross the bridge that presides over it, crowned with statues of angels.