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A romantic walk? A bike tour in rome? If you still don’t have a clear idea of what to do, all you have to do is read on.
If you’re on this page I imagine you’re considering spending your vacation visiting the city of Rome. Between great food, breathtaking views, unforgettable works of art and ancient monuments dating back to a civilization almost 3,000 years old, I have to tell you… Great choice!
In this article I will tell you about the 3 best ways to tour Rome and the most beautiful places to visit to have a 360-degree experience of what the “eternal city” can offer you.
Taking a tour of Rome without a guide can be confusing if you are not local and do not know the area. Rome is an immense city in terms of area, the presence of numerous historic buildings, which it would be a waste to replace with more modern skyscrapers, has led it to develop more in width than in height.
The first advice I can give you is to rely on a guided tour, if possible accompanied by a professional guide. It will surely be the best way to tour the city with an expert who can advise you on the best places to visit, and in the meantime, tell you the compelling, romantic or bloody stories that the monuments of the Italian capital hide.
Private walking tour of ancient Rome
If your idea was for a vacation with calm and relaxing rhythms to recharge your batteries from the usual chaos and stress of everyday life, the advice I give you is to book a tour for a walk in the historic center.
It may seem like an all too simple solution, but in spite of its large size, the center has a great density of monuments and historic buildings to see, and on foot, you can see a lot already in just a few hours of walking.
Private car tour in Rome
Is comfort your watchword? Then a car tour might be for you!
A Guided Car Tour is a great way to enjoy an exciting and fun experience without sacrificing the comfort of a stylish state-of-the-art car.
The advantages of this type of experience are in the ability to customize the experience, which instead of following preset routes can be decided together with your guide to focus only on what interests you most.
Private e-bike tours
I’ve already proposed a couple of interesting solutions, haven’t I?
But in my opinion the best way to get around the Eternal City is by bicycle.
Not only is it an ecological, fast and healthy way to get around, but it is also the most comfortable way to move among the beautiful backgrounds that the city will offer for your vacation.
Avoid traffic, move in agility among the quaint alleys without worrying about ZTLs or limitations of any kind. Stop whenever you want to admire what pleases you most without worrying about anything other than your own enjoyment.
Sure it may seem like a tiring way to get around downtown especially considering the steepness of some of the city’s streets, but don’t worry! I know of an even more convenient solution….
Rome Starbike offers an electric bike rental system, the pedal-assist system of their bikes will make it easy to overcome even the steepest climbs, safely and without the need for a driver’s license. There are several companies offering similar services but from experience I would recommend Starbike before any other.
The best places to visit in Rome
As I promised you here I will put you a list of the most striking places to see during your visit, regardless of whether this is on foot , by car or with a bike tour in rome.
- Colosseum: also known as the Flavian Amphitheater is definitely the distinctive symbol abroad of the Italian capital, it once hosted fierce battles between gladiators and even more complex spectacles such as naval battles!
- Arch of Constantine and Imperial Forum: built by the Roman Senate to commemorate Emperor Constantine the First’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, the arch represents a veritable museum of Roman sculpture.
- Piazza Venezia: at the foot of the Capitol, piazza venezia is one of the most famous piazzas in italy, located at the intersection of 5 of Rome’s most important streets.
- Forum Trajan: is the last and grandest of the imperial forums, built by Trajan by flattening part of the Quirinal
- Pantheon: A lavish building for religious purposes dedicated to all present, past and future deities. It was the inspiration of the greatest architects of the Renaissance, to the point that Raphael made it his tomb.
- Piazza Navona, is one of the most spectacular and characteristic structures in Baroque Rome. The square is surrounded by buildings that rose on the remains of Domitian’s Stadium.
- Campo dei Fiori, the square was built in 1456 by order of Pope Callistus III. For years it was the place where executions were held, as evidenced by the imposing statue of Giordano Bruno in the center.
- Trastevere, is one of the most beloved neighborhoods, here among its intricate alleys, characteristic squares and in the many inns and taverns that offer the recipes of traditional Roman cuisine, you’ll find the atmosphere of Rome of yesteryear.
- Circus Maximus, the largest performing arts building of antiquity and one of the largest of all time. Here took place one of the events linked by legends to the very origins of the city “the theft of the Sabine Women.”
- Campidoglio, a square born from the mind of Michelangelo, stands on the Capitoline Hill , where a very ancient village was based and a place chosen to dedicate numerous temples to Roman gods.
Hoping to have helped you in planning your beautiful vacation, I wish you a safe journey and hope that you too will be enchanted by the atmosphere of this great city.