Rome Influential Empire, Great Tourist Aim

July 26, 2013 by  
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Rome was establish as distant back 753 BC by the clone, Romulus and Remus. It grew considerably until it became the Roman kingdom which was ruled by an Emperor from the year 27 BC.

The Roman Empire became a political and economic center for the Western World. Its influence extending far and wide and it was said that “all transportation lead to Rome.” This most powerful Empire, however, fell in 476 AD. It had a rough history following its fall. The city preserve its status as the capital of the Papal States and later on it became a center of culture and artistic activity which it has somewhat retained to this day.

Over its restless history, the inhabitant in the area has risen and fallen depending on the style of the time. In modern times, Rome seems to once again be on an upward scale in terms of its enduring population.

It is a very admired tourist destination seeing around ten million tourists through its city every year. The city is a city of contrasts. On the one hand, tourists will find busy thoroughfares and luxuorious prices. On the other hand, it is full of small shady parks, fountains and piazzas. It is full of ancient ruins, famous monuments and fascinating museums. You can view the remains of ancient times, see the fantastic architecture from the rebirth period, enjoy a gastronomical treat in a traditional Italian restaurant or relax in the gardens of European monarchs.

Due to the huge number of tourists that visit Rome per annum there are a vast number of holiday accommodation options to choose from. From the traditional to the exclusive, visitors can choose the place that plea to them most. Hotels are a popular accommodation choice in Rome. They range greatly in price and quality. You can choose to stay in lavishness hotel or you can easily find a budget hotel often in the area surrounding Termini Station.

Holiday apartments or villas can be found to rent. These are a good option for small groups or families as they provide more space and seclusion than a hotel. Bed and breakfasts are fast becoming popular in Rome. If you go for this option be prepared that they may simply be a room in some-one’s house.

Rome Is Considered To Be A Large Open air Museum

July 21, 2013 by  
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Rome is a cosmopolitan bustling city in continuous evolution. It attracts million of tourists each year and has a lot to offer also to international students in terms of night life, cultural events, courses, exhibitions etc.

Rome is considered to be a large open-air museum. Every corner you look at, Roman temples, ancient streets, fabulous fountains, colourful street markets or simply wonderful open spaces are right there.

Furthermore, its mild windy weather its ideal in any season you wish to be there: speeding scooters, sidewalk cafés, restaurant terraces, the magnificent Coliseum and S. Peter Cathedral by night and grand piazzas are some of the spots you will enjoy. Although is an international Capital, do not believe it is soo expensive!! There are plenty of accommodation solutions in Rome either for tourists and for travellers on a budget choosing from youth hostels, and B&B. Among the other bookers, it is possible to book easily online with an easy service provided by Flashbooking for example where rooms or bed nights start form 13 euros per person.

Did you know? Read Rome backwards and you’ll get an Italian word: AMOR that means LOVE This will probably be the first impression for this romantic city and probably what you will take home from your trip there.

Among the fantastic treasures you can admire while in Rome, for sure the most classic spots are these ones:

The Capitoline Hill is the citadel of ancient Rome with the Palazzo Nuovo and the Palazzo dei Conservatori, now the site of the Capitoline Museum. The close by Palazzo Venezia with its Resorgimento Museum and the Art gallery at its buttom are a must.

Did you know? The Capitoline Museums are the oldest public collection in the world and include very famous sculptures such as the Galata Morente and the Capitoline Venus. In the Painting Gallery you will have an excursus of master pieces by painters such as Tiziano, Bellini and Caravaggio. (Piazza del Campidoglio, 1; ph: 06-82059127; e-mail: info.museicapitolini@comune.roma.it; open Tue-Sun 9am-8pm; closed on: Mondays, 1st January, 1st May, 25th December; the ticket-office closes one hour before the closing-time of the Museum )

A visit to the Roman Forum takes the visitor to the remains from various periods of Roman history. They are very interesting by night. In summer they also are a stage for concerts and shows. We suggest you take a guided tour: it will cost a little bit more but for sure it will give you an insight of what it was during the Roman Empire. Some stalls also sell interesting booklets with pop-up pages of the Forums or transparent reconstruction based on the real photos Have a look. Very nice gift for children and fun for adults as well!

Close to the Forums see the Trajan Markets and the Coliseum, the biggest amphitheatre ever build in the antiquity (80 AD): 52 metres high and a capacity of 70 000 spectators! Still used in these days to performs huge concerts of world famous pop.stars: Madonna, Elton Jhon, Mc Cartney performed there!! It is even more breathtaking in the evening, when it is artistically illuminated to show off the beauty of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns. Nice thing to do: have a shot there with REAL gladiators models!!
(tickets: € 8,00; info/ bookings call : 06 399 67700 Mon-Sat 9am – 1.30pm and from 2.30pm 5pm).

Believer or not a glance to the Vatican is a must Even a visit to St Peter’s Cathedral as it is free, would be a good idea! You can even decide to make your path up to the enormous dome where you can enjoy a fantastic view of Rome.

If you wish to get an accommodation in that area, the best accommodation solution will probably be in some private apartments that are flourishing there. There are not so much B&B in the quarter nor cheap hotels, but try the family apartments that are easily ‘bookable’ online at Flashbooking.com. Some of them really share a fantastic view over San Peter and Castel S. Angelo.

Another thing: you have always heard about Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel haven’t you?? Now, you are there, just a few hours of extenuate queue are separating you from this astonishing miracle of art!! You HAVE TO get your place there and be part of the hundred of visitors ..it’s a good spot to meet people True! The Vatican Museums are in Viale Vaticano, 100) One ticket and you can visit both Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in the same day. Closed on Sundays and particular Catholic feasts. Tickets: vary from 4€ to a maximum of 12 € per person.

Holidaying In Italy milan And Rome

April 23, 2013 by  
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Steeped in antiquity yet bursting with all that’s fashionably modern, Italy is the birthplace of La Dolce Vita – the sweet life that celebrates beauty and happiness.

Climate
Winters are long and cold in the northern alps; the summers can be rainy with frequent storms. The far south is warm but often lashed by the sirocco – the hot and humid African wind that brings weeks of stifling heat to the areas south of Rome. Pleasant temperatures make spring and autumn the best times to visit Italy.

Accommodation:from cheap stays to luxury resorts

Check on the internet for the range, location and cost of hotels in Italy

Milan:cutting edge design and fine shopping

Milan’s drab facade belies the fact that it’s the innovation capital of Europe.

transport: getting there and getting around

Malpensa airport, located about 31 miles northwest of Milan, handles most international flights. For domestic and some European flights, Linate airport is used. Stazione Central, which as the name suggests is in the city centre offers an extensive rail network.

Milan has an efficient public transport system is efficient. It includes four underground lines, buses and trams.

climate

Other than the odd heat wave, the climate in Milan is mostly temperate.

accommodation:from cheap stays to luxury resorts
Check on the internet for the range, location and cost of Milan hotels

events:what’s on and what’s hot

For all its consumer-driven culture, Milan celebrates the spiritual as well as the worldly.

*The first ten days of June celebrate the Festa del Naviglio, a potpourri of parades, music and various performances.

*The Milan Jazz Festival gets the city swinging in November.

*The Festa di Sant’Ambrogio, on 7 December is celebrated with services, offerings and fairs around the Fiera di Milano. This is also the day that Milan’s renowned opera house La Scala opens its season.

Rome:the eternal city

Drenched in history and weighted with monuments famous the world over – the Vatican and the Colosseum, Rome stands as the epitome of history and culture.

transport:getting there and getting away

Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) airport is 16 miles southwest of the city with the Stazione Termini direct train running hourly into the city. The main bus station is located outside the Stazione Termini. The Rome Metro service has two lines, both of which go through Termini. It runs from 5:30 a.m to 11.30 p.m. and 0:30 on Saturdays.

climate

The climate is mild with sunny skies and pleasant temperatures. However July and August can be oppressively hot, November is often rainy, and December to February can be chill.

accommodation:from cheap stays to luxury resorts
Check on the internet for the range, location and cost of Rome hotels

Events: what’s on and what’s hot

*Holy Week (Easter) is time when Catholics from all over the world arrive on pilgrimages to visit the city’s churches and to hear the Pope at the Vatican. On Good Friday a procession of the Cross goes from the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill.

The Estate Romana (Roman Summer), is at the heart of Roman social life from June to September. It’s a time when the city reverberates to free concerts, street theatre and outdoor cinema.

In September museums, galleries and shops stay open all night from 20:00-08:00 on the occasion called Notte Bianca (white night). It’s also a time of free concerts and other happenings all over the city.

Family Vacations In Rome

April 4, 2013 by  
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When you think of Rome, Italy you think of a nice romantic getaway. But the truth is that Rome is a beautiful city as well as fun place for the entire family. Rome is the capital of Italy and it is the most popular city in the country. Rome is a city that has excellent weather most of the year but the best time of the year is from May from October.

Rome has some of the most beautiful sites in the world. One of the most famous sites is St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica. St Peter’s has great history and it is also very beautiful to see. Another great site to see is the World Famous Sistine Chapel painted by the one and only Michael Angelo.

There are guided tours that you can take around the city or you can explore the city on your own. Rome is full of culture and history; you just can’t help but want to take in its beauty. There are so many art galleries and museums that include the Capitone Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art.

You will never have to worry about getting around Rome, you can travel by the Rome Metro, the Roman Tram or you can obtain a car for hire. Once you have spent the day sightseeing, Rome has some great shopping areas that you will love. If you are planning a vacation, choose Rome, they have the best restaurants and the best hotels in the world. The beaches are exquisite and the scenery is just breathtaking. Contact your travel agent and see how you can get the best deals.

Rome, for most people is a vacation of a lifetime. Not only is it a great honeymoon destination but it is also a great family vacation. Your kids will appreciate the history and the beauty of it all. If you have the chance, take a once in a lifetime trip to the beautiful city of Rome, Italy. It will be well worth it.

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