May 16, 2016
The capital of Italy and a wonder of the Ancient World, Rome deserves to be marveled at. With its rich history, sensational cuisine, and breathtaking scenery, Rome is at the top of bucket lists around the world, and there are so many reasons why.
One of the most unique things about Rome is the way that old and new, ancient and modern, are constantly interacting with one another. Some locals still give directions by referring to places as either inside or outside of “the walls”, referencing the ancient walls built by emperors who lived centuries before us, which are still standing today. Common attractions like the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Pantheon may seem touristy and overpopulated, but they’re so popular because they are ceaselessly breathtaking. The sheer enormity of the Colosseum, the views from the top of Palatine Hill, and the delicate perfection of the Pantheon all make for a beautiful day of sight-seeing in Rome.
Though technically its own country, the Vatican is a must-see destination if you’re traveling in Italy. Thousands of people, both religious and secular, visit the Vatican every day either to pay respect to the Pope or simply to observe its beauty and grandeur. It may seem daunting to see so many people rushing into what is essentially one large building, but the wait is worth it. Visitors cannot only experience the intensity St. Peter’s Basilica, but can bask in the tranquility of the Sistine Chapel, observing the finest of Michelangelo’s works.
Tasting the best food that Italy has to offer isn’t difficult because delicious food is all around you. Of course one has to try the classics: pasta, pizza, gelato, the list goes on, but what about cooking the food for yourself? It may seem too good to be true, but Italian locals are actually willing to teach tourists how to cook their food! A quick internet search can yield great results when trying to find a chef to apprentice, and the best part is that they’ll welcome you inside their home with open arms. What better way to experience the freshest, most authentic Italian food than to have a hand in making it?
There are so many amazing things to do in Rome that it can seem daunting to try to plan a trip for yourself. Especially if you’re traveling alone, making decisions about what to see and what to do can be tricky, so let us do it for you! Book your tour to Italy today and join a group of fabulous women just like you who are ready for their Italian adventure.
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