discover "the sweet life" in rome
It is easy to understand why Rome is described as, ‘the world’s biggest open air museum’. From the second travellers set foot in Italy’s capital they are mesmerised by the art, fashion, history and architecture around every corner. It is effortless to explore this city as every step holds a new discovery.
With so much to see, the hardest thing to do in Rome is to take a step back, as visitors can all too easily get caught up in discovering attraction after attraction. Instead, take a day away from the sights and sit in a piazza, watch the world go by, and enjoy a slice of real Italian pizza.
Stop and become completely immersed in the beauty of Rome, as this will be the biggest treat of all.
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travel tips for first timers
⭐️ Make a wish. A visit to Rome is not complete without a photo by the Trevi Fountain, the largest baroque fountain in the city. Don’t forget to follow tradition and throw a coin into the fountain using your right hand over your left shoulder.
⭐️ See the sights. With so much to see and do, the ‘Roma Pass’ is a great option as it includes admission to up to 2 museums, discounts, reduced price ticketing and travel on the metro, bus or tram.
⭐️ Dress the part. There are many things to see in Rome, including some beautiful basilicas. Make sure you remain respectful when you visit these places by covering your shoulders and midriffs.
⭐️ Visit the Pope. A must-see is the Vatican City, because it is the world’s smallest country and is governed by the Pope. It is also home to St Peter’s Basilica, which is the most visited basilica in the world.
⭐️ See modern Rome. Of course, Rome is a destination enriched with history but also make time to explore the modern side of the city. There are many trendy shops, bars and restaurants to discover, with Campo de’Fiori popular for its lively nightlife.
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Content courtesy of Cardiff Airport.