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Must do’s in Rome
Forum Romanum: the ancient heart of Rome with a fascinating past. Initially, the Roman Forum was a swamp, dried out and converted to a market place and eventually grown into the economic and religious centre of Rome. Visit the senate and walk in the footsteps of a great emperor: Julius Caesar.
Pantheon: the largest building preserved in Rome which dates back to Roman antiquity. As a Roman Catholic Church it inspired artists and became the burial ground for Italian kings and prominent people.
The Vatican: thé magnet for millions of pilgrims and tourists alike is an obvious destination on anyone’s citytrip to Rome. Admire the magnificent St-Peter Basilica and the Vatican museum which includes the famous Sistine Chapel.
Coliseum: the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire where gladiators fought lions or raced each other for their lives.
Villa Borghese: relax and take a breath in this romantic park. Its museum houses paintings by Raphael, da Vinci and Rubens. Nearby you will find the famous and picture-perfect Spanish Steps.
Rome: Insider tips
Do you wish to explore Rome off-the-beaten-track? Head to Travestere, an authentic neighbourhood on the left bank of the Tiber which runs through Rome. You will be welcomed by a maze of small streets, great trattorias and traditional espresso bars. The highlight of Trastevere is the beautiful Piazza Santa Maria.
Hipsters flock to Monti. Just behind the Coliseum you will find the best designer boutiques, vintage stores and antique shops. Shopping hot spots are Via del Boschetto, Via degli Zingari and Via Leonina. The place-par-excellence for a vibrant night scene!
Need to surround yourself with some greenery? Make some time during your citytrip to Rome to relax on Janiculum hill. Its park is pleasant, nearby and offers impressive city views. The spot for an original selfie!
How to explore Rome?
Rome Travel information
Travel documents: a valid and official Belgian identity card will suffice to board your flight and enter Rome
Local time: same time as Belgium
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Climate: Rome enjoys a Mediterranean sea climate characterised by hot summers and mild winters.