There are few destinations in the world that are as famous as the city of Rome, whose hotels, bars, and restaurants share the cobbled streets with ancient sites like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum. Visitors also clamour to see iconic landmarks such as the Sistine Chapel and Piazza San Pietro of Vatican City.
Enjoy Roman Culture
Those arriving in Rome for the first time will quickly discover that the city is not just a place to discover the past. They can also enjoy the wonderful present-day offerings of Italian culture, including splendid local cooking and tasty wines, chic shops along the Via Veneto, and picturesque local parks like Villa Borghese.
Visit the Trastevere, the 13th Rione of Rome
Similar to Paris and its arrondissements, Rome is divided into different districts called rioni. Just south of Vatican City on the west bank of the Tiber River, visitors will discover the 13th rione, commonly known as Trastevere.
This region once belonged to the Etruscans before the Romans conquered it and expanded across the Tiber. Today, its narrowed cobbled streets and quaint houses maintain much of the neighbourhood's historic atmosphere, which tourists and locals alike enjoy in the evenings, as they flock to local pubs and restaurants.
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