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Rome and its Cultural Heritage: Fashion, Food & Fun

Rome has been known as one of the most prominent cultural hubs of the modern world for decades. Along with Paris and London, Rome is truly a paradise for lovers of art and culture. 

The Italian city boasts of a heritage dating back 3 millennia. From museums to fountains, brutal gladiatorial fights to the calm serenity of the churches and chapels, this city proudly embraces all of its diversity.

The Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine

The Roman Colosseum, with its splendid architecture, tells the story of a vicious past. It is a monumental masterpiece.

Just beside this, you will find the Arch of Constantine. This was built by the Roman Senate as a dedication to the emperor, Constantine I, and stands as a symbol of victory, after the Romans came out jubilant in the battle of the Milvian Bridge.

Vatican City

A well known attraction, Vatican City will definitely leave you speechless. You will certainly enjoy your rounds of St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square. 

This stronghold of Italy, with the Pope at its helm, along with works of the classical arts by the masters, like Michelangelo and Raphael, Vatican City is a fundamental place to be if you are in Rome. Therefore, pick the promising Vatican City tours to ensure that you do not leave anything out while you are in Rome.

Roman Forum

The sights at the Roman Forum, along with the Arch of Septimus Severus, the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Castor and Pollux, are authentically Roman and are steeped in the golden bygone era. 

Book Tours of the Roman Forum and our expert guides will ensure you experience the splendor of Imperial Rome without queues and crowds.

The Trevi Fountain and the other Fountains

Rome is a city where resplendent fountains are found all around. However, the Trevi Fountain is our favorite. Being one of the oldest sources of waters in Rome, The Trevi Fountain has been bubbling brilliantly since 19 B.C. With its imposing size – 26m high and 46m wide – along with its distinctive Baroque influence and intricate carvings, the Trevi Fountain is simply a wonder!

You can also explore Piazza Navona with its famous centrepiece: la Fontana dei Fiumi (the Fountain of the Four Rivers), which glorifies the four great rivers of the four continents: the Nile, the Danube, the Ganges and the Rio de la Plata. Other awe-inspiring fountains include Fontana del Moro and the Fontana del Nettuno. 

Tours of the Trevi Fountain are the perfect choice if you are looking forward to experiencing all of these more closely.

Foods and Drinks to your Fill

Rome not only offers a remarkable sightseeing experience, but will also delight your culinary senses.

  • L’Oasi della Birra – With an assorted selection of beers and wines, L’Oasi della Birra is a good place to relax a bit. The aperitivo buffet and the lip-smacking snacks, ranging from the fresh buffalo mozzarella, to the best cured meats to fresh bakes. All of these, you can enjoy over a delectable glass of fresh Italian wine.
  • Al Ristoro degli Angeli – Located in Garbetella, which is south of Ostiense neighborhood, Al Ristoro degli Angeli is a great place to gorge on the city’s famous cuisines. The delicious Cacio e Pepe, along with some other gastronomic luxuries and a small selection of top-class wines will definitely delight you.
  • Casetta Rossa – A restaurant cum social centre, Casetta Rossa is delicately set up in a lush garden, surrounded by a thick canopy of trees. Casetta Rossa, situated at a stone’s throw from Parco Cavallo Pazzo, offers perfect outdoor dining. A simple, seasonal menu coupled with the freshest of wines from the year’s produce, this place is a no-miss destination for foodies.

Besides the ones already mentioned, a look through the TOP 4 LOCATIONS IN ROME TO DINE AL FRESCOreveal a handful of exquisite places offering you the true Italian delights, in terms of food and drinks.

The Roman Fashion

Along with the art, culture and history, Italian fashion has long been ahead of the curve.

Here is a list of noteworthy fashion hubs near Rome:

  • Ecosolidale Market – If you are seeking a traditional stop for your fashion then this is the market for you. Located just beside Ostiense, Ecosolidale Market specializes in traditional ball gowns, Fendi bags and coats from the 1970s. The best thing about this shop is that all of the earnings are used for charitable purposes.
  • Via del Governo Vecchio – Among the most famous haunts for tourists and fashion lovers, this street is in close proximity to Piazza Navona and is known as the fashion fiesta of the city. You’ll find the best boutiques, dazzling eyewear and enviable collections of bags and jewellery. 
  • Other great options include the Luxury Departmental Stores at the heart of the historic city center, the daily morning market at Campo de’ Fiori, and the famous Porta Portese flea market on Sundays.

So, enjoy the whole of the Roman art and culture, along with its food and fashion, with our excellent Vatican Toursguiding you from home to Rome at unbelievable prices.