How do you get around in Rome?

Rome is a city that never loses its charm. It remains one of Europe’s – and the world’s – most beloved travel towns, with its ancient history, laid back vibe, sumptuous cuisine and stunning architecture making it a truly wonderful city to spend a few days in!

Whether you’re hopping from the Colosseum to the Vatican, taking Gram-worthy snaps at the Trevi Fountain, enjoying endless antipasti or simply watching the street scene over an espresso or Trebbiano, Rome is a city that will delight your senses and, of course, your tastebuds…

Rome, being a major conurbation, is easy to get around, with everything from a highly-functioning metro to buses and urban train network providing cross-town commuting!

Of course, you can always grab yourself a Taxi or Uber, but we don’t recommend going full Italian and hiring a Vespa unless you are experienced in riding the things – Rome’s traffic can be pretty hectic…

So, now that you know you are fully covered when it comes to getting around the Eternal City, what are some of the attractions that await you upon arrival?

The Colosseum

There is no other ancient structure more grand and imposing than the Colosseum – we’re claiming it! This ancient arena, so well-preserved, is steeped in intriguingly gory history that makes it the first place you should check out upon arriving in a city that truly prides itself on its ancient history!

The Colosseum was, of course, the home of the gladiator contest, where slaves were forced to battle it out in front of Rome’s aristocracy through to its plebs. Little known fact: many gladiatorial contests didn’t actually end in bloodshed, but they would have still been a pretty terrifying thing to have to partake in, especially when you were fighting to win your freedom…

The Vatican City

The Vatican City is the Catholic world’s centrepoint, the place where you can experience some of its most impressive dedications, riches and tombs all in the one microcosm.

From the Sistine Chapel’s unmistakable The Last Judgement to St. Peter’s Basilica and its eponymous tomb, through to the Vatican Museums and its housing of some 70,000 masterpieces, you won’t be short of things to delight your senses and inspire your pious side in the most enchanting Vatican City.

This, alongside visits to the classics like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, are what makes it worth traversing this city regardless of the mode of transportation…


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