Things to do in Rome, Italy

Colosseum

Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is one of the world's largest amphitheatres with close to 2000 years of history. It staged lots of bloody gladiatorial fights around 264AD. The hotel we stayed was only a km away from the Colosseum hence it was an easy walk for us. It is always advised to buy tickets in advance for the entry to Colosseum but we decided to take the risk and went without tickets. There were 2 seperate long queues, one for tickets and one for the entry, We found a group tour which even though cost us double the ticket money, worked out well as our kid's ticket fee was waived. The guide took us in, in less than 15 mins with his tricks, and explained the history of the place in detail. This group tour ticket also included entry to the Roman Forum (another one of the famous attractions of Rome).

Roman Forum

We decided to tour the Roman Forum by ourselves as the group tour's schedule did not match ours. We had a yummy lunch at a Pizzeria overlooking the Colosseum, and headed to explore the Roman Forum. Roman Forum houses ruins of many temples basillicas and government buildings at the center of city of Rome. This is definitely one of the must see archeological sites in Rome.

Pantheon

Pantheon is one of the oldest and best preserved Roman buildings. It is one of the world's largest concrete dome. The dome has a circular opening to sky. The architecture of this place is absolutely amazing. There is no entry fee for the Pantheon.

The Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous water fountains of the world. It is situated at the end of an aquaduct built around 19BC. It is a beautiful work of art. There is a tradition of coin throwing in the fountain and this fountain has appeared in many films too.

Piazza Venezia

This is situated in the center of Rome, though we had no plans of visiting this architectural beauty, we stumbled upon this on the way to Pantheon, and walked all the way from Trevi fountain to this site. It is easily accessed by walk from Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Roman Forum.

Roaming the streets of Rome

We stayed at the boutique-Hotel Duca D'Alba which centrally located close to colossuem. Roaming the streets of Rome can bring you immense joy. From Colossuem every attraction can be reached by walk. Make sure to have a map of Rome city handy. Cafes overlooking the architectural sites can be found in abundance. We loved our short and scenic trails in the center of the city of Rome.

Vegetarian Food Options in Rome

Being Vegetarians, it was not hard for us to find food in Italy, even though people at resturaunts had trouble talking in English, they managed to provide us with yummy vegetarian food. The Latte machiato, Sicilian canoli, Ravioli with spinach and buffalo mozerella, Penne Arabbiata were very delicious. Any pizzeria can serve you these yummy delicacies. Indian resturaunts were equally good; we visited Maharajah and Mother India and they didn't disappoint!

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