If you’re thinking about booking a city break holiday this year, or even next, then the city of Rome should be right at the top of your list of potential destinations. If you choose to stay in a central hotel in Rome, then it is how you think, and what you choose to do that really helps to set the city apart from other destinations. If you go there with a closed mind, expecting to see nothing but buildings, then you simply won’t enjoy yourself. If however, you go there with an open mind, ready and willing to try new things and to jump in at the historic and cultural deep end so to speak, then your stay will be one which you remember fondly for the rest of your life. Rome has it all; hot weather, friendly locals, historic monuments, delicious food, delicious wine, and some extremely impressive museums. If you’re especially fond of museums, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Rome has some very nice museums which are inexpensive, and situated close to the famous coliseum itself. Now you’re very interested aren’t you? Here are three great things to do in Rome that will make your holiday that little bit more amazing.
Taste authentic Italian pizza
Forget your stuffed crusts with processed burger meat and rubbery cheese. Forget your dominators or meat feasts. Those foods are a slap in the face to the pioneers and inventors of pizza, those of course being the Italians. There is no frozen readymade rubbery dough made here, oh no. Here in Rome, the dough is made fresh daily, the pizzas are thin crust, and they are cooked in a matter of minutes, in an authentic wood fired pizza oven. The taste is simply out of this world. There are toppings galore to choose from, the only problem is that once you try authentic Italian pizza, you won’t look at another pizza in the same way again.
Visit the ancient roman colosseum
People tend to use the word “epic” far too much these days, especially due to the fact that it’s now deemed cool to say it via the internet, to describe something that is perhaps mildly enjoyable. The truth is however, that the ancient colosseum in Rome is truly epic. Many brave warriors and gladiators fought and died within the confides of this huge work of architectural art, and you have the chance to set foot on the very same grounds that warriors, slaves, gladiators and animals fought and died upon. The colosseum has a seating capacity of 50,000 so you can’t help but be awe inspired by its sheer size.
Visit the Vatican
If you want to truly get a taste of history, culture, and religion all in one, then you simply must visit the Vatican, the home of the Pope himself. No matter what your religious beliefs may be, it is worth it just for the experience alone. You could even experience an audience with the Pope, on a Wednesday morning, in the famous St Peter’s Square.