Rome, also known as the “Eternal City,” is the capital of Italy and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world!
When visiting the famous capital, you quickly realize that there are tons of sights, tourist attractions things to do in Rome – it is a perfect destination if you like culture, the Italian cuisine and historical sights.
One sight you have to see in Rome is the famous Rome Coliseum also called the Flavius amphitheater which opened in 80 AD. It was the sight of thousands of battles involving gladiators, wild animals, as well as the sight of public executions and amazing spectacles of all shapes and sizes. Another famous site is the Rome Pantheon, a temple to the ancient Roman gods which was ordered by Marcus Agrippa when Augustus was the Emperor.
Kids will enjoy the Roman Zoo, which opened in 1911. It has been renovated and is now called a bio-park and now concentrates on conservation and education. It houses animals such as bears, elephants, lions, and many other animals.
Shoppers will enjoy the Rome Shopping areas with street markets, shops and a chance to buy fashions, traditional foods like pasta, and bottles of limoncello, oils and vinegars. You can also find art, antiques, and all sorts of souvenirs or gifts for the folks back home.
Rome has a Mediterranean climate complete with mild and humid winters as well as warm and dry summers. This means the temperature through the year is between 50 degrees Fahrenheit at night and 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime.
If you are a running enthusiast, come to Rome in March to see or participate in the Rome Marathon held on a Sunday. It starts at the Roman Colosseum and winds past many famous sites such as St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.
December and January are also a great time for holiday activities beginning on December 8, with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and ending on January 6, with the Ephiphany when the children get gifts from La Befana.
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