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Rome City Break Guide

Rome is one of the most popular getaway destinations in the world. The weather paired with the sites makes this capital second to no other. Here, we will explore information about short city breaks in Rome in more detail.

3 Sites you can’t Miss in Rome

If you are going to Rome make sure you see these three sites:

Trevi Fountain – Nicola Salvi’s fountain is one of the most beautiful in existence. At over 83 feet high, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city. Work on the fountain took 30 years even though it is believed the initial idea came about one hundred years earlier.

Museums in the Vatican – the last Sunday on every month is a ‘free day’ for every visitor to the museums in the Vatican.

Bocca Della Verita – is also known as the mouth of truth. Believed to be carved in the first century from Pavonazzetto marble, this is one of the oldest sculptures in Rome. The Bocca Della Verita was used as an ‘ancient lie detector.’ People in the 17th century believed that if you lied with your hand in the mouth then it would bite it off.

Shopping and Dining in Rome

When in the region, make sure you explore the shops, which are some of the best you will find in the world. There is a great mix of designer outlets and smaller department stores. If you are looking for luxury, visit the Piazza di Spagna, which is one of the richest streets in Italy. Here, you will find shops like; Armani, Versace and Gucci. In fact, once upon a time, this road used to charge customers to look around the shops.

Rome is full of some of the best restaurants in the world even for those on a budget. If you can afford it book the Roof Garden Restaurant Hotel Forum Rome, which has some of the finest views in the city. If you want to keep things simpler, Da Remo Pizza in Centro Storico is considered by many as one of the best pizzerias in the city, but it gets busy around lunchtime so watch out.

Nightlife in Rome

Even though Rome is not considered the centre of nightlife, there is a market, which is why bars and nightclubs are coming into the limelight. If you are looking for nightlife, make sure you explore the Testaccio and Ostiense districts as these are the two with the most nightlife. With the above in mind, Rome has some of the finest wine bars so make sure you spend at least one night at one of these.

Suggested 2-Day Itinerary for Rome

If you only have two days in Rome, then make sure you pack it full of activities. Spend the first day exploring the Trevi fountain and the shops in this region. In the evening go out and explore the Ostiense region for some of the trendiest bars. On your second day, why not go to the Vatican region, and explore some of the museums in the area. Then, to wind down, try one of the world-famous wine bars.

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