What to do in Rome Rome, the capital of Italy, attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year. The source of this attraction is, of course, the Roman Empire, which ruled the world for a long time in history, and the legacy it left, the Vatican, which shaped the Catholic Christian Sect in the past and present, breathtaking artworks from the Renaissance, Gothic, Rococo and Baroque periods, its world-famous food culture and Although it is not a Milan, I can say that the city’s unshakable place in the fashion industry.
The city is extremely rich in terms of places to see, but you should not only see the sights and return from a trip to Rome. Apart from that, there are dozens of different activities you can do. Without further ado, let’s move on to our list of things to do in Rome.
The historical areas of Rome are actually small enough to be visited on foot. In fact, in this triangle formed by the Colosseum, Campo de’ Fiori and the Vatican, you can walk between the two furthest points in a maximum of half an hour. So if you are going to Rome for the first time, set aside certain points first.
Take a walk in this historical triangle, looking carefully around you and enjoying the streets and squares. In this way, you can decide where you want to see in more detail and where you want to skip. It will not take you more than 3 hours to do this walk.
Thanks to the Roman Empire, Rome is very rich in terms of historical buildings. The city, which has historical artifacts in a quantity and quality that can compete with Istanbul on its own, can be visited even just to visit them.
The Pantheon, one of the important temples of the Christian world, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum (Colloseum), the giant gladiator arena, the Spanish Steps, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Farnese Palace are among the places worth seeing both in terms of architecture and the works of art they contain.
However, if there was only one place I could say “don’t leave without seeing” in What to Do in Rome article, it would be the Colosseum. That is why this important structure is at the top of our list of places to visit in Rome.
This giant arena, dating back to 72 AD, was originally built for gladiator fights and wild animal fights, but was also used for various shows and celebrations over time, and is one of the landmarks of Rome.
The entrance fee of the Colosseum, which is beautiful inside and out, and where you can imagine gladiator fights when you sit in the audience stands and close your eyes, is 18 Euros for adults on the website, 16 Euros at the box office (2021).
The ticket queue at the box office is very long, it’s good to know. If you want to tour this fascinating arena, your options are endless, just one example:
Guided Colosseum, Roman Forum and Paletine Hill Tour: Let’s say you have limited time and you also want to get information about the places you visit from an English-speaking guide, and ask if you have any questions, rather than wandering around on your own. The 3-hour Colosseum, Roman Forum and Paletine Hill Tour is ideal for this.
The tour, which over 15 thousand users gave 4.5 points, includes priority pass without waiting in line at the entrance to the Colosseum, a live local guide, and headsets in case you can’t hear the guide.
Actually, although some temples also serve as museums, I wanted to dedicate a special article to museums in my What to Do in Rome article.
Because the city, which has the most elegant examples of Renaissance and Baroque art, has works of masters such as Bellini, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Raphael, Bartolomeo, Donatelli, Bernini, Michaelangelo and Da Vinci in abundance. Among the museums you can visit in Rome (other than the historical monument and the Vatican);
Borghese Gallery: (Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Rome, open daily from 09:00 to 19:00 except Mondays and entrance fee 13 Euros)
National Archaeological Museum: (Viale Lincoln 3, open every day from 09:00 to 14:00 except Monday and entrance fee is 2 Euros)
Maxxi National Museum of Art: (Via Guido Reni 4A, open daily from 11:00 to 19:00 except Mondays and entrance fee 11 Euros)
Macro Museum of Modern Arts: (Via Nizza 38, open every day from 11:00 to 22:00 except Mondays and entrance fee is 10 Euros)
I also recommend you to go to an opera performance in the country where the giants of classical music such as Vivaldi, Puccini, Bellini and Paganini grew up.
The ideal address for this in Rome is Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma. By purchasing your ticket online in advance, you eliminate the risk of not being able to find tickets for important performances.
Probably the most famous fountain in the world, the Trevi is a mix of Classical and Baroque architecture and a must-visit for every tourist visiting Rome.
There are various rumors about him. Some say that lovers who go here together and make a wish will never leave, while others claim that the person who throws money into the pool and makes a wish will definitely come back to Rome.
I think you can make any wish of your own, just go to the fountain and turn your back, make a wish while throwing the coin you hold with your right hand into the pool over your left shoulder. Although I am still waiting for my wish to come true…