Who hasn’t heard of the Roman Empire, considered the greatest civilization between 27 BC – 284 AD. What is now the capitol of Italy, is so rich in history that just by visiting, you become fascinated and feel part of the Roman way of life and culture from that time. Even in this modern era, it has retained, if not all, most of its grandeur and history for all to behold. It also reminds humanity that even the greatest can fall.
Rome is easy to navigate whichever way you want to experience it, but walking is the best way to see and feel the magic of this once great empire. There are hundreds of sight that are not in tourist brochures but just as impressive, if you like medieval folklore. The Metro system is also very efficient and will let you cover most of the sights if you have less time to explore. Try staying in the city center so you don’t need to rush even if you have limited time in Rome. Most of its main attractions are located in the center, and within walking distance of each other.
If you are an artist, fascinated by history and cultures; if you love delicious food; if you have a relaxed attitude and have wondered where most of the world gets their political ideas; Rome is for you. It is not cheap but as with other western cities, it is affordable. The Colosseo, Palatine, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Villa Borghese, even the Vatican, are all within walking distance if you have a day to spare. And contrary to some beliefs, the traffic system in Rome is not as chaotic as in some Asian cities.