Rome

Rome

Overview

Capital of modern day Italy and the former center of the Roman Empire, Rome is not only beautiful, it is chock full of interesting sites, not to mention great food.

 

A visit to Rome is a must for any modern day traveler. No matter what your interests, this is one European city not to miss.

Hot Spots

There is almost no end to the incredible sites to visit when in Rome.

 

Just walking around the city, looking at its stunning architecture and landscaping is entertainment enough.

 

That being said, there are plenty of must-sees including the Vatican, the iconic Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Catacombs, and the Pantheon.

Culture

It’s hard to separate culture from the sites in Rome, as they mostly go hand-in-hand.

 

While just about every excursion can be viewed as cultural, in the classic sense, there is plenty of music, art and performances to enjoy.

 

Check out The National Gallery of Modern Art, the Maxxi National Museum of XXIst century Art and Architecture, and the Convention Center.

 

Rome is also well known for fashion. Whether you’re on a budget or looking for some upscale shopping, it’s well worth your while to have a browse through the shops of some of the world’s top luxury fashion houses and jewelry chains.

 

Then of course there’s the food. Don’t bother with a diet when visiting Rome. Instead, take advantage of the moment and indulge in all the delicacies that Italian cuisine has to offer.

Land-Based Casinos

Unfortunately you won’t be able to visit any land-based casinos when in Rome. But fret not, if you feel like a gamble, there’s always the online option.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

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    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

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    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.