Top 5 must see places in Rome, Italy

Rome is such a beautiful and unique place with so much culture which you can delve your mind into. There are so many beautiful places to visit that it was almost impossible to narrow them down into 5. If you haven’t already, I have two blog posts already up about my trip to Rome, here are the links if you’d like to check them out after having a read of this post.

Rome Diary: 72 hours in Rome 2018, Day 1

Rome Diary: 72 hours in Rome 2018- Day 2 & 3

Trevi Fountain- Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

This one probably sounds really obvious but this is definitely a must see when in Rome, it has so much history which needs to be learnt. When I first started reading upon Rome, Trevi Fountain was definitely on the top of the list for the place’s I wanted to visit. It can be kind of difficult to sit down for a long period of time because you get bombarded with people trying to sell you things so I’d definitely recommend you sitting towards the end. I honestly could have sat here for hours just looking at the view because it was so beautiful.

Colosseum- Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

The Colosseum is also another obvious must see but this holds all the routes and history Rome has to offer so going to Rome and not seeing the Colosseum just isn’t right. There are so many tours on offer which if that’s of some interest to you, I’d definitely recommend, personally, I didn’t, the reason being that I didn’t think there was going to be much to see and I would have rather spent my money elsewhere but if I happen to visit Rome again, I definitely will.

TOP TIP: If your looking for cheaper prices to enter the Colosseum, you could use one of the tour guides which are available making the queue’s so much smaller and it makes your ticket so much cheaper but some of these can be quite dodgy so an alternative would be to go really early in the morning or really late in the afternoon to avoid queuing for 2 hours.

Altare della Patria- Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

This is one of those places that I haven’t seen many people talk about it but it might have been one of my favourite places we visited, mainly because it was so quiet compared to the rest of Rome and that just made it so much better. This is definitely a must see as there’s loads to learn when your inside as it is a museum and then you get such an amazing view when your at the top. I’d definitely recommend having a nosy around Altare della Patria if you can get quite overwhelmed by everything in Rome because this is where you can have a bit of a step back and have a look at how beautiful the city really is.

The Spanish Steps- Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

This was one of those places which wasn’t on my list for visiting while I was in Rome but I fell in love when I finally saw them, the view is so beautiful as you can see from the photo’s and the view from the top is just as beautiful. While your here, I would definitely recommend having a walk around the streets and having a nosy round the shops because this is where you can see the true culture within Rome and the streets, well, their just beautiful.

Note: There is one thing I should say about visiting the Spanish steps and some of the other places mentioned in this, there are so many people who will try to sell you things and sometimes it can be quite forced, we had a bad experience at the top of the Spanish steps where this guy forced my boyfriend into having a bracelet made on his wrist and when he was done he asked for 10 euro which we obviously didn’t want to pay, just be cautious about this, it is very normal while being abroad but there are definitely places in Rome where they focus on.

Rome Beach- Lungomare della Salute, 56, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy

This is something I’d 100% recommend if your staying in Rome for a couple of days to break it up, this is the closest beach to Rome and it is only a short train ride to get there. We decided to go on the second day to break up the amount of walking we had done from the previous day. This is a very quite beach so if you want to have some down time I’d 100% recommend. It is such a beautiful beach that I feel isn’t very known when it comes to Rome but their definitely is the option.

Note: Their are also people trying to sell you things while on this beach which can get quite irritating as you do get asked a fair few times but just say no and then they will leave you alone.

There my top 5 must see’s in Rome, are there any other places you would recommend to someone that I’ve missed off this list? I’ve definitely missed off a fair few so doing your own research before going is something I’d definitely recommend. In the comments, let me know if you’ve been to Rome and what your favourite place was or if your planning on going to Rome let me know what’s on your must see list. Thank you so much for reading.


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