Things to do
Vatican CityA trip to Rome is incomplete without visiting the city-state locked in Rome. The headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church is home to the Pope and a collection of symbolic art, history and architecture. St Peter’s Square, the Basilica and the Vatican Museum make up, undoubtedly, one of the Christian centres in the entire world. The Vatican Museum is amongst the five most visited museums in the world. The museum offers a seven mile stretch of art as well as the Sistine Chapel.
Get ThereIt’s walking distance from Battistini, Ottaviano and Cipro Metro line A stations. There’s also a taxi rank in the square in front of the Vatican Museum. Try to plan a trip to the Vatican City on the last Sunday of the month where entry is free into the Vatican Museums. Full entry ticket (without booking online) costs €16.
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Roman Forum and Palatine HillThe Roman Forum was the centre of the mighty and extensive Roman Empire. Originally a marsh, the Romans drained the area and turned it into a centre of political, social and economics activity. The Forum was the marketplace of Rome and also the business district and civic centre. Some of the ruins in the forum include temples dedicated to Saturn, Romulus (Rome’s legendary founder) and Caesar himself. The Palatine is a peaceful hill that sits 40 metres above the Roman Forum and is a great escape from the crowds.
Get ThereSituated by the Colosseum, arrive at the Colosseo Metro stop on line B and the main entrance is on the Via dei Fori Imperiali. There is another entrance at Via San Gregorio 30. Bus lines 60, 75, 85, 87, 95, or 175 also stop at the Forum.
ColosseumKnown to many, the Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. It is built of concrete and sand, and is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Situated in the Roman Forum it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, animal hunts and executions. Today the Colosseum welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world, where entrance is free for all citizens under eighteen and over sixty-five. Entrance for European Union citizens is partially subsidised at €7.50 while full price is €12. A ticket for the Colosseum allows entry to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.
Get ThereLocated in the centre of the city of Rome it is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. Fiumicino Airport is at a distance of around 31 kms from the Colosseum. The Rome Metro has a stop at the Colosseo on the B line.
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Last updated on the 7 June 2017
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