Travel Guide to Rome, Italy Attractions

Travel Guide to Rome, Italy Attractions

Travel Guide to Rome, Italy Attractions - Italy Rome the Eternal City, is the capital and largest city in Italy, and from (Latium) region Lazio. This is the famous city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita (the sweet life), the Vatican City and Three Coins in the Fountain. Rome, as a millenium long center of power, culture and religion, as the center of one of the world's greatest civilizations ever, has been awarded a major influence on world class. 2500 years of existence.

History of the town center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With beautiful palaces, millenium-old churches and basilicas, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has a very rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous , influential and beautiful capitals. Currently, Rome has a growing nightlife and is also seen as a shopping paradise, which is considered as one of the fashion capitals of the world (some of Italy's oldest jewelery and clothing company that was founded in the city). With so many sights and things to do, Rome can truly be classified as a "global city".
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
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Located on the River Tiber, between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the "Eternal City" was once the administrative center of the Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretches all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today it remains the center of the Italian government and home to numerous ministerial offices. Rome had a population of 2.8 million while the metropolitan area is home to about 5 million.
Roma Castel Sant Angelo
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Architecture and culture, Rome has some contrast - you have an area with a large quasi magnificent palaces, roads and basilica, which was then surrounded by small alleyways, tiny churches and old houses. Center especially ancient Rome and modern buildings are usually concentrated in the outskirts of the city, such as Milan (where the new and old architecture combined well in the center and periphery). You also may find yourself running from a huge palace and elegant tree-lined boulevard, a Medieval such a narrow pathway.
Abbreviation "SPQR" ubiquitous in Rome, short for the old democratic motto "Senatus Romanus Populusque" (Latin), which is "The Senate and People of Rome". A funny variation is "Sono Pazzi questi Romani" (Roman's crazy).
Rome Colosseum at night
For two weeks in August, many residents of Rome close up shop (literally) and go on vacation alone, many shops, restaurants and other facilities will be closed during this time. Temperatures in the city center at this time of the year is not too pleasant. If you take a trip to Rome at this time, be prepared to see Chiuso per ferie (Closed for holidays) signs on many establishments. Even in the weeks this city is very beautiful and if you are looking for a less crowded vacation in Rome, this is not a bad time. You will always be able to find a place to eat.
Pantheon Front Rome
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Rome's history includes more than two and a half thousand years, which has seen the transformation of a small Latin village to the center of a vast empire, through the establishment of Catholicism, and to this day the Italian capital. Roman history is long and complicated. Here's a quick summary.
Rome is traditionally thought to have been founded by the mythical twins Romulus and Remus, were abandoned as infants in the Tiber River and raised by a mother wolf before being found by a shepherd who raised them as his own children. Rome was founded as a small village sometime in the 8th century BC around the Palatine Hill, including the Roman Forum area where found. Because of the position of the village in a ford on the river Tiber, Rome become the crossing traffic and trade.
Roma San Paolo fuori le mura
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Settlement developed into the capital of the Roman Empire, led by a number of Etruscan kings, before the seat of the Roman Republic in about 500 BC, and then the center of the Roman Empire in 27 BC. For nearly a thousand years, Rome was the largest, richest, most powerful city in the Western World, with dominance over most of Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Even after the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, Rome was maintained quite important and wealth.

Starting with the reign of Constantine I, Bishop of Rome (later known as Pope) got the attention of political and religious, establishing Rome as the center of the Catholic Church. During the Early Middle Ages, the city declined in population, but gained new importance as the capital of the Papal States were newly formed. Throughout the Middle Ages, Rome is a major pilgrimage site and the focus of struggles between the Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire.

With the Italian Renaissance takes place entirely in the 15th century, Rome changed dramatically. Magnificent churches, bridges, and public spaces, including a new Saint Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, built by the Roman Papacy that would be equal to the grandeur of other Italian cities periods. In the 19th century, Rome again became the focus of a power struggle with the advent of the Kingdom of Italy, who wanted to see the reunification of Italy. Papal States remained in control of Rome under the protection of France, but the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, the French troops were forced to leave Rome, leaving it clear to the Kingdom of Italy to capture. Rome became the capital of Italy, and remained such ever since.

Rome today is the contemporary metropolis reflecting various periods of its long history - Ancient times, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Era. With the rise of fascism in Italy after World War I, the population of Rome grew. This trend was halted by World War II, which dealt relatively minor damage to Rome. With the dismantling of the monarchy and the creation of the Republic of Italy after World War II, Rome again began to grow in population and become a modern city. The city is now the capital of Italy and one of the world's premier tourist destinations.

Read about the legends about travel scams. Most of them occur regularly in Rome and you will want to see them coming.
A particular scam is when some plainclothes police will approach you, ask for a search for "drug money," or ask to see your passport. This is a scam to take your money. You can scare them by asking for their ID. Guardia di Finanza (the gray uniformed) do customs work.

A recent scam involves people who are working near the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona around, and outside the Colosseum. They approach you, asking where you are from, and began to tie the bracelet on your wrist. When they are finished they will try to charge you upwards of € 20 for each bracelet. If anyone is making every effort to reach your hand, draw fast. If you get stuck, you can refuse to pay, but it may not be wise if there were not many people around. Carry small bills or just change, in your wallet, so if you find yourself in cornered to pay for the bracelet, you can convince them that € 1 or € 2 is all you have.

When taking a taxi, make sure to remember license number written on the card door. Within seconds, people have increased taxi bill € 10 or even more. When giving money to taxi driver, be careful.
Around tourist sites such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and the Spanish Steps there are groups of mostly men trying to sell cheap souvenirs. They can also carry roses and say they give you a gift because they like you, but when you take their 'gift' they demanded money. They are often extremely urgent and often the only way to get rid of them is to be plain rude. Do the best that you can to not take their "gifts" because they will follow you around asking for money. Just say "no" or "go" to get them off your back until the next vendor comes up to you.

Be careful with places to change currency. Read ALL the signs before changing money. Often the place set just for currency exchange will add as much as 20% service fee for all the money being traded. The shops near the Vatican establish service costs are very high, whereas places near the Trevi Fountain will make more sense. The best thing is to change enough money before you leave your country. There are several places around the city that was under the table and are only interested in American money. These places are free of charge service. Or just go to the bank.

Be careful of con-men who may approach you at tourist spots. The best advice for avoiding scams is to get a way from people you've never seen before who starts talking to you. For example., A man will approach you asking for directions to a bar, struck up a conversation and invite convince you to drink in the bar. He will take you to a bar with some (call) girl, offered a drink (which he does not mind paying). A (call) girl will approach you and make you agree to pay for her champagne. Eventually, you will end up required to pay hundreds of euros for a bottle of champagne when billed.

A car may pull at your side, and the driver asks you for directions to the Vatican. He will start a conversation with you while he sat in his car and tells you he is a sales representative for a large French fashion house. He will then say that you he likes you and he wants to give gifts coat worth several thousand euros. When you reach the car to take the mantle bag is, it will prompt you for € 200 for the gas, the car is almost empty.



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