Rome, the Eternal City! but do you need an eternity to see everything it has to offer? The answer would be undoubtabily yes, but, you can narrow down your sightseeing to a top list of must see sights and leave the rest to another visit.
So, a list of places to go and visit for a few days is what we will deliver, but it’s definitely down to taste and the amount of time you have, with some attractions you will need the whole day, so make sure you do your research before and try to plan out a route to save time.ome, the Eternal City! but do you need an eternity to see everything it has to offer? The answer would be undoubtabily yes, but, you can narrow down your sightseeing to a top list of must see sights and leave the rest to another visit.
The Vatican City
This is definitely a place to spend the day, and most would recommend the guided tours as there is lots to see including the Vatican Museums, which in all fairness could take up most of your day alone, and St.Peters Basillica, which is normally the focal point and the highlight for most tourist that visit the city as it is considered Holy by Christians since Saint Peter was martyred close by in 64AD.
This is a must see and Is the largest amphitheatre ever built, originally known as Flavian Amphitheatre, in AD 72 it was commisioned by Emperor Vespasain.
Again, it may be a good idea to take a guided tour of this amazing place as it is steeped with history, and although there are signs up explaining the history it is explained much better by a tour guide to get a full grasp of what happened in the colosseum. You may also want to return at night to take advantage of some great photo opportunities around the outside.
It sometimes get busy depending on the time of year and the time of day so booking tickets in advance is wise.
Ray Charles, Billy Joel, and our own Paul Mc Cartney and Elton John have performed concerts at the Colloseum
The Trevi Fountain
If you don’t like crowds, then this place is not for you as it is one of the most visited places daily, not only by tourists but by locals, on the other hand if people watching is your thing then fill your boots.
It must be said it is a beautiful place but be prepared to get pushed around a bit to get that photo opportunity, don’t forget to throw a coin in as it guarantees you will return to the Eternal City.
if you want a taste of real Rome its highly recommended that you visit Trastevere, just south of the Vatican City the place is full of Restaurants and shops, venture a little further and you will start to explore a quiter side to Rome giving you a more authentic look into Roman life, a refreshing change from the crowds and toursits traps.
Eating in Rome
Rome has an abundent selection of fine restaurants and is overflowing with choice. Whether it’s fine dining or cheap eats, you have it all, and it doesn’t need to be pricey if you are on a budget as there are plenty of trattorias and wine bars around that leave you with change to throw over your shoulder at the Trevi Fountain.
Visiting in September
The weather is pretty good in September, with hot days ideal for shorts and T shirts, and with average temperatures around 23 Degrees C, But the nights and mornings later in September become a little cooler and you made need an extra layer. September is the start of the football season, so, If your a footy fan then you can see AS Roma or SS Lazio in action, games are normally held on a Sunday and tickets can be purchased at the stadiums.
Whatever time of year to hit Rome, you will have plenty to see and do, and the place is going to remain a great memory leaving you with a desire to return again.