Exploring Rome – A Bucket List

Many romantic global travelers are of the opinion that Paris should take the top honors as the best city for romantics. However, there are just as many, if not more who claim that the top spot should go to Rome. Although Paris does have a reputation there is absolutely no doubt that if you want to combine a romantic tourist experience with exceptional cuisine and a sense of ancient history and art Rome has an enormous amount to offer.

As far as relics of ancient history are concerned it’s hard to think of a city that has more to offer than Rome. 3000 Years of history are packed into this sprawling city – and the architecture that remains from the Roman Empire is even more interesting when one thinks that this was a civilization that continues to influence philosophy and law today.

Among the must see architecture of Rome are the usual suspects like The Colosseum. But there are other lesser known gems for those interested in ancient history. Those that immediately spring to mind are the tomb of the Scipios where members of one of Rome’s leading families were buried.

For a glimpse at the lives of ordinary Romans during the Imperial era a tour of the The Ara Coeli Insul is highly recommended, especially when you hire a luxury vehicle.

This rented property housed around 300+ and gives an exceptional idea of how ordinary Romans lived during that time period. There are simply too many historical architectural gems in Rome to list them all.

However any tourist visiting the city should take the time to explore some of the lesser known sites to get an insight into everyday life in one of the greatest cities that the world has ever seen.

Of course any trip to Rome would not be complete without sampling some of the best cuisine that is available across the length and breadth of Europe.

Any tourist may be tempted tom stay in the city center – but some of the best cuisine can be found outside the ancient walls, where the citizens of modern Rome gather to eat and socialize.

For those who want to enjoy ancient ambiance and fantastic authentic cuisine try Flavio al Valavevodetto where you dine among ancient wine jugs and Plexiglas protects walls from the heyday of the Roman Empire. Spring classics like the lamb and artichokes and the classic carbonara are taken to new heights.

If you want to satisfy your retail cravings then a visit to the Borghetto Flaminio Market is a must. Antiques, designer clothing and some rare donations from the elite of Rome will reward the shopper on the hunt for something to take home as a memento of their wonderful trip to this city of a thousand delights.

Finally leave the frenetic pace of Rome for a day trip to just outside the city to the Porto Turistico. The port outside the city offers covered walks, exceptional restaurants and a place to enjoy the serenity that will rejuvenate you for another day in this most fascinating city.

Exploring Rome – A Bucket List