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Rome’s Best Attractions

Rome's Best Attractions

Rome’s Best Attractions

If you intend to travel to Rome, then you can enjoy its many day trips. Rome has many attractions, but there are beautiful areas around the city that can be interesting for anyone to visit.

Rome is one of many cities in travel guide Italy that you can explore. This city offers many great sightings as well as churches with old attics that are not available in other places around the world.

 

1. Ostia Antica

Ostia was at the port of Rome and at the edge of the River Tiber, but today it is 3 kilometers above sea level due to sedimentation. It is just 45 minutes away from Rome’s subway system. This place is renowned for its ancient houses that are still well preserved. You can explore these buildings closely. There are also rich houses, such as the Cupid and Pysche houses which are rich in marble decoration.

 

2. Assisi

It is just two hours by train from Rome. This lovely hill town takes you through the wilderness and you can explore many religious sites. The main attraction of this city is St. Francis Church, the eternal tomb of the Italian saint. Many of the pavements of the street lead to this beautiful church where you can admire the exterior architecture, the exquisite interior ceiling and the walls decorated with stunning murals. Around the church you can find medieval houses and various shops. Other sights include the Piazza del Comune (downtown with an old clock tower) and the Church of Santa Maria.

 

3. Orvieto

When in the Umbria area you may want to visit the city of Orvieto with the large volcanic rocks called “Tuff”. The cathedral, known as the Duomo, is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Italy and has stunning mosaics. Also, exploring underground tunnels in the city is very valuable. The old church of San Giovenale is worth a visit as well.

 

4. Hadrian’s Villa

Hadrian’s Villa is only an hour’s drive from Rome and is in the small town of Tivoli. Most tourists prefer to have a one-day trip to the area rather than a few days one. For those who love history, Hardian’s Villa contains an ancient complex built by the Hardian Emperor during the second century. As you walk the sidewalks, palaces, museums, libraries and baths you can see ancient Rome as well.

 

5. Villa d’Este

If you like visiting formal gardens this villa is one of the best for you. This villa is close to Hadrian’s Villa and has beautiful features. Most visitors like to visit the gardens in the area.

What makes these historic gardens so special is the Renaissance style with its unique combination of watercolors and artistic capabilities in a beautiful landscape. If you want enjoy the beautiful gardens, you can find restaurants and boutiques around the street too.

 

6. Capri

A day trip from Rome to the beautiful island of Capri may not show all of its aspects well, but this short trip is also very valuable. You first have to travel from Rome to Naples by train, and then enjoy boating along the Gulf of Naples and from there you can reach the main port of Capri.

In this lovely area you will be able to explore various shops and many restaurant while watching the people passing by. Colorful boats also enter and leave the area constantly. Capri has some great attractions, but one of the things you shouldn’t miss is the Blue Grotto (a cave that reflects blue and emerald water well). You can access the cave using a small boat.

 

7. Positano & Amalfi Beach

If you are looking for a place to relax, this beach will be one of the best. Positano is a beautiful village with colorful and quiet houses, located by the beach. To reach this beautiful area you can travel by train from Rome to Salerno and then travel to Positano by boat.

When you are on the beautiful beaches of Fornillo, you can enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean sun. Also, you can explore the adjoining mountains to see beautiful landscapes as well as waterfalls of rare plant and animal species. Do not miss the visit to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta with its beautiful architecture.

 

8. Pompeii

No visit to Rome without a glance Pompeii would be perfect. The fastest way to visit Italy’s favorite attractions is to take the train to Naples. After reaching Naples you can use the Circumvesuviana route. Using tour guides or voice guides, you can stroll down the streets of the city and learn from the ruins of the history.

What you will see on this trip are the remnants of old shops, restaurants, houses, cultural centers, religious centers, political centers and baths. You can also see the bodies of people who have been buried under volcanic activity. The National Museum of Archeology of Pompeii contains an amazing collection of artifacts obtained from the site of Pompeii.

To be able to enjoy Italy even further, you can also explore other Italy’s attractions and its many mesmerizing monuments.

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