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Essential Rome

Last July I got the chance to travel to beautiful Italy. Funny thing was what got me interested in Italy is the game Assassin’s Creed. The recreation of the site gave me a feeling of being there and I was so intrigued by its history. When I was there, I mainly stayed in Rome so I got to roam the city a bit. For this post, I’m listing down some of my favourite places I visited.

Colosseum

A visit in Rome would not be complete without visiting this main attraction. Who can forget the most famous arena in history. A structure that has withstand the test of time and til today one of the most visited location in Rome. If you can, visit during both day and night as it gives you beautiful views at both time. While you’re there, check out also the Roman Forum.

Piazza di Spagna & Spanish Steps

Piazza di Spagna is one of the famous squares in Rome. Many films has made this area one of its choice location. The Spanish Steps are a set of steps from the square towards the Trinita dei Monti church at the the top. Get to the top to get a high level view of the many famous ‘Via’s surrounding the square including via dei Condotti which is famous for its high end brand stores.

Vatican City

It’s technically another country but it still sits within Rome. Head on over to the smallest country in the world where the Pope stays. Enjoy the atmosphere walking up to St Peter’s Basilica and the huge square in front of it. Interesting fact is that the country is funded by sales of souvenirs, publications and museum admission tickets.

Castel Sant’Angelo

Once the tallest building in Rome, it’s one of the best attraction where you can get a great view of Rome from higher ground. For a fee, you get to roam inside the castle/mouseleum and admire the beautiful interiors and also enjoy the view it gives out from the rooftop of the castle.

Piazza Navona

One of my favourite squares besides the Spanish Steps. The square is quite hidden within the many buildings near Pantheon but once you discover it, it’s like you’ve arrived into a whole new place. Within the square, you can see street acts performing, artists displaying and selling their work of paintings as well as there’s restaurants around the square to enjoy some Italian food.

Trevi Fountain could’ve been in this list but it was under construction at the time of my visit so I didn’t get to enjoy much of it. There’s also other attractions like the Pantheon, Piazza del Popolo, Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II or Villa Borghese that you might want to check out as well. Just walking along the streets among the old buildings gives makes you feel like you’re in another century altogether. The city is just full of history and excitement to explore. For more pics, check out my Instagram feed.

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