Spend An Eternity In The Eternal City: Rome
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With roughly 14,000 years of human history, it’s little surprise that Rome is named the “Eternal City.” And you can undoubtedly spend that long discovering all this romantic and scenic city has to provide, particularly by taking one of the countless guided or self-guided walking tours.
Once you have secured your accommodations in one of the several Rome romantic travel inns in the city, you have a variety of tours from which to choose. The advantage to walking tours as opposed to wandering the city by yourself is that you’ll have a native, English-speaking guide to lead you towards the fascinating areas of town that the majority of vacationers fail to notice – and you’ll circumvent the crowds and the often extensive lines. One of the very best locations to start out will be the Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour, which is below $40 USD (admission charges to the Colosseum and Forum extra). In roughly 3 hours, you’ll be taught all about the the past of this entrancing city that for nearly a thousand years was the middle of the Western World. You’ll find out more concerning this and other walking tours of Rome at Viator (http://www.viator.com/Rome-tours/); this website also offers info on bicycle tours (which is how nearly all locals get around) as well as testimonials from fellow tourists and online tools with which you can arrange your holiday.
If you choose not to stay at a commercial hotel, an excellent alternative is a vacation rental in the form of an apartment in the heart of Rome. These are fully-equipped apartments and cabin rental accommodations that can be rented on a temporary basis from as little as $45 USD per day – making them rather competitive with traditional hotel rooms. There are many sites through which you can find and reserve apartment vacation rentals ahead of time: Way To Stay (http://www.waytostay.com) offers listings of low-cost apartments for up to six individuals that include private baths, kitchen conveniences and as much as 500 square feet for less than $60 a night. For more exclusive lodgings, take a look at http://www.romanhomes.com/; this is a full-service website through which you can book a luxury apartment directly and look at floor plans and images while deciding on where you’ll be staying. Roman Homes can also help you in booking tours in addition to rental cars or other transportation.
Some of the sights art lovers shouldn’t overlook while staying in Rome include the countless museums along with the Vatican, where belief has influenced immortal sculpture and painting – including obviously the celebrated Michaelangelo mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which underwent nearly twenty years of renovation between 1980 and 1999, and presently looks as vivid as when it was initially painted more than 450 years ago.
Besides the usual spots to see and things to do during your Roman holiday, you will find that Rome is an excellent base of operations for traveling to the many other communities and places of cultural, historical and archaeological interest, including Naples and Pompeii.
Wesley Mathews is part of the travel team at FindVacationRentals.com and FindBedandBreakfast.com. These directories provide detailed information on romantic travel accommodations and things to do.