Considered the centre of the world for centuries, Rome is one of the most iconic cities in the world. From the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps, taking in all of the stunning architecture the city has to offer will leave you breathless.
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Legend says that Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin brothers Romulus and Remus, sons of Mars, the God of War. They were raised by a she-wolf on the banks of river Tiber. It is the birthplace of Julius Caesar, home to the Catholic Church and one of the world’s oldest civilisations.
An interesting mix of the ancient civilisations and the urban city life, one may find a monument dating back to centuries ago right beside a peppy little café here.
The Holy See, a UNESCO world heritage site, is perhaps the holiest place for Catholics all over the world. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Trevi Fountain are some of the most marvellous sites in the world that Rome can boast of. With a mixture of cultures from around the world, Rome will not disappoint you.
Rome’s piazzas are famous for their lively atmosphere and their spectacular fountains. Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful Baroque squares in Rome with its three majestic fountains and surrounding mansions.
Piazza di is the site of many events and fashion shows. The Spanish Steps are a popular meeting spot for residents and tourists in Rome, and the place has great vibes around the year. The Piazza del Campidoglio, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Della Repubblica and Piazza del Popolo are some of the other places to visit.
You can wander the cobblestone streets of Rome with a gelato in hand, taking a turn along the Appian Way or the Galleria Borghese. The city is also a foodie’s heaven, from the world-class cuisine to takeaway pizzas. Cacio e Pepe, Bucatini all’ Amatriciana, Carbonara, Roman-style pizza are some of the delectable items which form a part of the Roman cuisine.
The Italian love of fashion is well known and Rome has some of the best designer boutiques in Italy. If you’d like to discover some of these shops, head to Via del Corso, where the most prestigious boutiques are located, or to the streets surrounding Piazza di Spagna, especially Via Dei Condotti.
You are bound to find Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari or Armani, among other high fashion brands. Via del Babuino is famous for its antique and art shops.
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Once the world’s most important road, the Appian Way was the widest and largest road of its time. It is the most famous of all the roads that radiated from Rome towards the far ends of the Roman Empire.
The large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is the most famous square in Rome. Hundreds of thousands of people gather here to hear messages from the pope.
One of the oldest churches in Rome, most historians believe it was first built in the 4th century. The church’s exterior is noted for the stunning golden mosaics on its facade and for its bell tower, which dates from the twelfth century.
Palatine Hill is one of the most ancient areas in modern Rome. In Ancient Rome it was one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the city. It was the home of aristocrats and emperors. It was also believed to be the location of the cave where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf.
Located just a few blocks from the Coliseum, Basilica of San Clemente is built on top of a 4th century Church and older Roman temple. It records the history of Rome from the beginning of Christianity up until the Middle Ages.
It is an art gallery that was built as a party house by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 17th century. The place houses his impressive collection of Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque art.
A rectangular square south of Piazza Navona. It is used as a marketplace during the day and doubles up as a party central for college students and tourists at night.
The most famous bridge in Rome, it spans the epic River Tiber and creates a footpath between the Castel Sant’Angelo and the near side of the river. It offers gorgeous views of the most famous monuments and church domes in the city.
Piazza Venezia or Venice Square is located where four major roads meet. The square is also popular for its chaotic traffic.
The second largest public baths in Rome.
or the Museo Nazionale Romano: One of the world’s greatest museums housing ancient Greco-Roman art.
A beautiful, oval, neoclassical square, situated close to the Borghese Park, it is one of the largest open areas in Rome.
Ostia was the Roman Empire's most important port and was one of the greatest epicentres of trade in the entire Mediterranean.
Built in 123 BC to be a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and, it later was turned into a fortress and castle by the popes. It was Rome's tallest building at one point.
Relish a gelato! The classic Italian frozen dessert is quite different from your regular ice-cream. Gelato is creamier, smoother and silkier, and made with seasonal fruits.
Go shopping in Via del Corso, which cuts through the length of the city from the Piazza Venezia in the south to the Piazza del Popolo in the north. Most prestigious fashion boutiques are located here.
Drink an Espresso at Tazza d'Oro and Caffè Sant'Eustachio, among the best cafes in Rome.
Try out the “cacio e Pepe" spaghetti with pecorino cheese and pepper served in a cheese shell at Roma Sparita.
Visit the Catacombs of Rome especially the Catacombs of Callixtus.
Shop at the market at Campo de’ Fiori for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Hop on a bike and take a bike tour throughout the city. The bike tours are a popular way for tourists to experience the city’s glorious beauty.
One of the world's most iconic structures, the Colosseum is easily the most famous structure of Italy. The Colosseum was built between 72 A.D and 80 A.D in the heart of ancient Rome. This glorious monument was built with the manpower of tens of thousands of slaves.
It is the world’s largest amphitheatre and could seat around 50,000 spectators. It is said that the ancient sporting arena could easily fit a modern-day football pitch inside! A variety of events were hosted here such as gladiator contests, animal hunts and re-enactments of famous battles.
One of the world’s holiest catholic shrines and also cited to be the world’s largest church, St. Peter's Basilica is a must for all visitors to Rome. It attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists every month.
Built upon the tomb of St Peter, this splendid church is situated in the UNESCO world heritage site of Vatican City. Michelangelo’s famous carving of the Pieta is kept in St Peter’s Basilica.
The breath-taking Pantheon is a sight to behold. Even after almost 2000, it is still the best-preserved Ancient Roman monument. The most captivating part of the Pantheon is its giant dome, with its famous hole in the top or ‘the eye of the Pantheon’.
The dome was the largest in the world for 1300 years and remains the largest unsupported dome in the world today! Visit this marvel with our custom Rome package.
Famous for the sheer artistic brilliance it houses, Sistine Chapel draws over five million tourists each year! Its most popular feature is its ceiling which was painted by Michelangelo, cited to be his best work. The ceiling frescoes took Michelangelo four years to complete. In total, they cover 12,000 square feet.
Michelangelo’s depiction of God in the frescoes was one of the first of its kind, which became an inspiration for later artists. Michelangelo depicted nine scenes from Genesis through his frescoes. The most famous panels are "The Creation of Adam" and "The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from Paradise."
The history of Vatican Museums dates back to the 1503's when Pope Julius ll decided to give away his private collection of art in the form of a donation. Today it has the largest collection of impressive artworks in the world. The spiral staircase, Raphael’s the Transfiguration, the Galleria degli Arazzi, are some must-sees while visiting the Vatican Museum.
The Trevi Fountain, standing at 26 meters tall, 49 meters wide and intricately decorated in the Baroque style, is an unmissable monument. The fountain was built at the end of an aqueduct that was constructed in 19BC, to provide water for the city.
It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome and the oldest basilica of the Western world. It is the seat of the bishop of Rome, who is also the Pope, and it is considered the “Mother and head of all Churches on Earth”.
Grand, elegant, iconic and full of history, Piazza Navona is one of the most famous squares in Rome if not the most famous of all. It features in all Rome itineraries and is distinctive due to the fountains, palaces, churches, cafes and restaurants around it.
The Spanish Steps were named the most photographed spot in all of Rome. Their design is quite unique involving a mix of curves, straight flights, terraces and vistas. It forms a lovely background, especially for those taking photographs to remember their holidays in Italy.
The Roman Forum was the heart of ancient Rome. It was the forum that held the Senate House in Ancient Rome. According to legend, Romulus, who founded Rome after killing his twin brother Remus is buried in the Forum. It is a very popular tourist destination in the city.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary. Our Rome holiday packages from India are customisable to suit your preferences.
Day 1On the first day, visit the Colosseum. Try and get there early to avoid the queues. Less than a 5 minute walk from the Colosseum, head over to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum next. With senate houses, public squares and palaces, these areas are a historical treasure trove. The Imperial Forum, Forum of Augustus, Forum of Caesar, and more are all just a short walk away from the famous Roman Forum, so if you have time be sure to check them out too! After lunch, take a 10 minute walk from the Forum of Augustus to the Piazza del Campidoglio. It is a peaceful place to relax after lunch. On your way to the Piazza del Campidoglio, you will also pass right by the Piazza Venezia, which gives you one of the best views of Rome.
Day 2On day two, start with the Vatican City. First up are the Vatican Museums followed by the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Complete the tour at St Peter’s Basilica. The basilica itself is free to enter, but paying a bit extra to climb the dome is worth it. After lunch, check out Piazza di Spagna. Visit the Spanish Steps, then move on to the Trevi Fountain. The fountain is truly magnificent. Dont forget to throw a coin here to ensure you will return to Rome. A 7 minute walk from the Trevi Fountain is the Pantheon. Catch the sunset on Piazza del Quirinale in front of the presidential palace, Palazzo del Quirinale. Spend the evening in the lively area around Campo de Fiori.
Day 3Start with a trip to the Galleria Borghese to marvel at amazing baroque sculpture and Renaissance masterpieces. Also, check out Villa Borghese and the Pincio Hill Gardens for some romantic rooftop views. In the afternoon, check out arty Via Margutta before heading over to Piazza del Popolo. Spend some time visiting the flagship stores and designer boutiques in the upscale streets off Via del Corso. In the evening, visit the picture-perfect Trastevere neighbourhood. It bursts with life in the evening as people flock to its many cafes and bars. Hotspots include Terra Satis, a neighbourhood wine bar, and Niji Roma, a spot for cool cocktails.
Day 4Southern Rome On day four its time to venture out to the Appian Way. The main attractions here are the catacombs. Once you have eaten, head north to Stazione Termini and the nearby National Roman Museum. Then, drop by the monumental Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, famous for its mosaics, and the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, home to Michelangelos muscular Moses sculpture.
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How far is Italy from India?
The air travel (shortest) distance between India and Italy is 6,578 km, the total flight duration from India to Italy is 8 hours, 30 minutes.
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April to May and mid-September to October is a less-crowded and more budget-friendly time to take a trip to Italy from India.
Once the capital of one of the world’s most powerful ancient empires, the streets of Rome have ageless tales to tell its visitors. With its breath-taking buildings and monuments, incredible works of art, small-town charm and world-famous cuisine, the Eternal City should be on everyone’s bucket list.
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