Rome or often referred as Roma Capitale, is capital of Italy. It is the fourth most populous city in Europe and largest city and commune of Italy. Rome is embedded into history books with most favorable ink, in golden words and so is its history; with the most mighty and prominent Roman Empire making its ground from this very great city. They made the history pages so varied with their achievements that there won’t be a single soul living on this earth who would not have heard the name of Roman Empire.
There is an old saying “Rome was not build in a day” and indeed it was not build in a day or in a year or a century but in over 2 millennia. Rome has so much to offer you! There is so much up its sleeves! The ancient buildings, art and architecture, which were built by various kings and rulers of Roman Empire are the prime attractions of tourism in Rome.
Rome was also ground zero for modern art and renaissance. Many of the great artists belonged there and their work came into existence in this very great city. If you are true patron of art and painting and if you love history and architecture, then Rome should be the leader of the list of places you wish to visit. From Leonardo da vinci, Michelangelo, Perugino, Raphael, Ghirlandaio and Botticelli, all have worked in the great city of Rome. The Vatican Popes were all patron of arts and hence they were engaged with many of these renaissance artists for work. This makes the trip to the ‘Roma Capitale’ really special and important for you.
All of you must have heard of Rome Coliseum, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World but it is not the only thing, which deserves your attention in a great city like Rome. So many museums and art places need your absolute and undivided attention, for if you have missed the art of Rome you have missed something very prominent and important in your life. Chiesa di Santa Prassede is a small and easy to miss church but if you enter you will see one of the most magnificent and beautiful buildings of your life. Not only is it jaw dropping beautiful it holds part of the log to which Christ was supposedly tied. Then there is palazzo spade which is an optical illusion which gives you image of 35 meter wide corridor which is in actuality is just 8 meter wide.
If you wish to see something really phenomenal, take a stroll to Quartiere Coppedè. It is a small district which has everything in it – from turreted villas, towers, gargoyles, arches and graceful palm trees. If you wish to see something more elegant have a look at The Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, though not very famous it has extreme collection of various renaissance paintings. For something ancient you must visit Cimitero Acattolico. Over looked by ancient pyramids, it is resting place for people like John Keats and Percy Shelley.