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The ancient centre of Rome is an iconic global tourist destination that everyone has to see at least once. Many of Rome’s traditional tourist spots are within its historic walls, and there are a wide variety of homes right bang in this central area. Come for the party? Homes in Trastevere have you right on the doorstep of the city’s best bars. Seeking a local vibe? San Giovanni just outside the centre offers a slice of authentic Rome. Looking for memorable views? Choose a place to stay in Aventine Hill on a lofty hilltop location.Urban living or spacious houses
If you want to be in the thick of it you are spoilt for choice with the variety of attractive and practical flats in this city suitable for both small and large groups. Designed to nurture you after a long day’s sightseeing, these urban homes reflect the beauty of the city outside. For those looking for a garden and swimming pool, you’ll need to step outside of the city centre, but only 10-15 out and sumptuous houses with gardens and a pool await you.
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The area and getting around
Rome is one of the world’s oldest cities with 2,000-year-old buildings, art and structures in stunning condition. The city is bisected by the River Tivere, which winds through Rome roughly in a north-south direction. Vatican City is on the west side of the river, with most of the must-see sights on the east side. There is a hop-on, hop-off tourist bus which takes you around all the essential Rome highlights.Shopping and eating
.You’ll find the best shopping in Via Urbana with its design shops selling handmade crafts and clothing and Via del Boschetto with its vintage antique shops. For food and restaurants, Testaccio has the lot, from family-run trattorias to busy pizzerias and Michelin-star restaurants. Separate point: when visiting Rome make sure to buy your tickets from official websites in advance so that you don’t need to queue on the day.
Travellers and activities
As the centre of the great Roman Empire, Rome is a living, breathing history lesson. Starting with some of the world’s most important monuments dating back over 2,000 years, a walk through Rome is a walk through time: the Classical era, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and leading into modern times, there’s something from each period of antiquity around every corner. Imagine the screams of the frenzied crowds in the Colosseum, or marvel at the grandeur of St Peter’s Basilica.Rome for hipsters
Bohemian Travastere is home to independent shops, cafes and trattorias and is the place to go for the unusual, the unique and the uncommon. And don’t miss Madonna dei Monti which is probably the hipster area of Rome. Go there for its beauty and buzz, and at night join the young set enjoying beers by the fountain.
The Coins tossed into the Trevi Fountain add up to 1.5 million euros a year, which are donated to homeless charities!
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]If you toss a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain with your back turned to the incredible sculpture it is said that you will return to Rome. Toss two coins to meet your true love and three if your heart’s desire is marriage! The sea god on the fountain isn’t Neptune, but the Greek god Oceanus, ready to make your wishes come true!2. Where budding gladiators gather
One of the world’s most recognised landmarks, Rome’s Colosseum, once host to the bravest and strongest, is listed as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’. Damaged by earthquakes, it still cuts a remarkably imposing sight.3. Gaze at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo’s extraordinary masterpiece dominates the ceiling of the stunning Sistine Chapel. The images are painted to represent the Book of Genesis, with the Creation of Adam being one of the most iconic paintings of all time.4. The Pantheon burial site
Despite its temple-like appearance, the Pantheon is actually the burial site of important Roman kings and inhabitants, including the famous artist Raphael. The Pantheon’s roof features what was, until recently, the world’s largest dome.5. Gorge on pizza at Piazza Navona
The utterly gorgeous Piazza Navona is packed with delightful Italian eateries, all with tables with a view of the sublime art and sculpture of Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, a fountain displaying four river gods. So grab a seat in one of the many pizzerias, and take in the buzzing atmosphere of this vibrant part of Rome to the accompaniment of street artists and music.