True Rome Revealed

May 26, 2016

Even if you don’t have Italian cousins eagerly awaiting your arrival, you can still tour Rome and feel like a  coliseumlocal. Fantastic ancient sights are abundant, and the incredible architectural attractions of the Forum, Pantheon, Colosseum and Piazza Navona should be at the top of every visitor’s list. Gorgeous fountains appear at every turn, like the famous Trevi and it’s just a quick walk along the quaint cobblestone streets to the Spanish Steps (Hint: both are spectacular and less crowded at night). Impossible to miss are the city’s breathtaking art-filled churches, each one more jaw-dropping than the next. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel alone is worth the trip! Tip: the Vatican is best in early afternoon; no need queue up at the crack of dawn.

Also, authentic and delicious Roman cuisine is easy to find! Notable spots include Orso 80, La Carbonara, Sud, Enoteca Ferrara or Gusto.Finally, the key to a perfect Roman holiday is to stay central. With careful planning, it’s a leisurely stroll to almost everywhere. Check into the boutique Hotel Valadier with its hot lounge and rooftop restaurant. Longing for luxury? Opt for elegance at Hotel d’Inghilterra, or the affordable Beehive is all the buzz.  

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