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Rome was called ‘The Eternal City’ even by the ancient Romans because they thought that no matter how many empires rise and fall, this city will go on forever. The Eternal City is soaked in history, steeped in culture, and submerged in beauty. Rome will truly overwhelm you every time you visit, and yes you will want to visit it more than once! So, what are you waiting for? Book cheap flights to Rome and experience this iconic city for a memorable experience.
After you have booked your plane tickets to Rome, you will get busy making a list of sights to behold, because in Rome you don’t see, you marvel! This is why we have put together a brief itinerary of the top five spots that you must, even if you are in Rome for a day. Fly to Rome, Italy this year and cross this destination off the top of your bucket list.
It is impossible to make a list of things to do in Rome without mentioning the Colosseum, which remains the largest amphitheater ever built. Constructed between 70-80 CE the Colosseum or "Flavian Amphitheatre" was an entertainment venue for at least 80,000 spectators who cheered for barbaric performances such as gladiator battles, animal hunting, executions, and much more. Today, you can visit the underground tunnels, the audience stands, and the arena floor.
Open Hours - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Sunday
The Vatican is where the Pope lives. It is also the smallest country in the world, walled smack in the middle of Rome. The Vatican houses one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, sprawled across 54 galleries, connected through ravishing courtyards and hallways. The walls of these museums are studded with the works of artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Bernini, and most importantly, the overwhelming frescos painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.
Open Hours - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Saturday
The Pantheon is an ancient Roman temple dedicated to “All the Gods”. It is perfectly preserved to date and attracts countless visitors every year. The Pantheon was built in 125 CE by Emperor Hadrian and it boasts of the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world, measuring 142 feet in diameter. No one knows why the Pantheon was built. It is now officially used as a church.
Open Hours - 8:30 am to 7:50 pm from Monday to Saturday. 9:00 am to 5:45 pm on Sunday
The grand Trevi Fountain is situated plumb in the middle of a charged neighborhood that has a tonne of high-end hotels and retail outlets. It was built in the mid-1700s. Today, this masterpiece is a powerful example of baroque architecture. Trevi Fountain went through a multimillion Euro restoration and reopened for the public in November of 2015. The legend goes something like this if you throw one, two, or three coins with your right hand into the Trevi, you will fall in love with a Roman and marry them.
Open Hours - Open 24 hours a day throughout the year
Also called Teatro dell’ Opera, the Rome Opera House is an exemplary piece of neo-classical architecture, built at the end of the 19th century. This opera house organizes more than 200 performances annually, ranging from traditional ballet to contemporary dance forms to symphony orchestras. The venue also collaborates with fashion artists like Sofia Coppola, Dior, Valentino, etc. to create iconic and innovative shows.
Visitation - Timings and days depend on performances scheduled
Flights - You can take cheap flights to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport at Fiumicino or Ciampino International Airport.
Train - Roma Termini and Roma Trastevere are the two main train stations in the city.
Several bus operators like Flixbus operate every day to and from Rome.
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