Rome has a wide variety of beautiful and historic sites ideal for any travel group. From its impressive architecture to the splendor of its scenery, the Eternal City offers a lifetime of memories. Below is a just a sampling.
Walking the streets of Rome is an experience in itself. Near the Colosseum there are people dressed in costumes of the Roman gladiators and for a few euros, tourists can take pictures with them. There are also living statues—people dressed and painted to look like statues. When they stand next to a real statue, it can be difficult to tell them apart.
En route to the Spanish Steps are salespeople handing out roses. I did not take them at first, thinking they would cost money. The sales people insisted and handed me six roses, then informed me that they cost two euros each. I kept one rose and handed back the rest. The Spanish Steps connects Trinita dei Monti, a French church, to the Piazza di Spagna. Near the square is a large shopping area with smart boutiques.
The Roman Forum, a rectangular plaza not far from the Colosseum, features the Arch of Titus and Temple of Saturn. It was where commerce was conducted in ancient Rome.
Toss a coin intoRome’s most famous fountain, the Trevi Fountain, and according to legend, you will be sure to return to the Eternal City. I enjoyed visiting the city so much that I tossed in several coins. The Trevi Fountain is an architectural wonder full of small details. With its columns, statues and streaming water, it serves as a perfect backdrop for picture-taking tourists in one of Europe’s most visited cities.