This is going to be tough. Rome is literally filled with amazing attractions, great food and a vibrant atmosphere that is pretty hard to match elsewhere in Europe. Read our full Rome blog for a more in depth look at Rome.
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1. BEST Attraction/experience no matter the expense!
This is actually impossible to choose just one… So here is my top 3 in close order:
Vatican Museum (includes Sistine Chapel)
2. BEST FFAF (Fun for a Fiver)
Throw a penny in the Trevi Fountain, thus guaranteeing your return to Rome, or so the legend goes… That’s MFFAF – Multiple fun for a fiver! Just keep throwing in those pennies, the more money the Italian government make, the more likely they’ll let you back in.
3. BEST photo op.
Rome, from the rooftop of St. Peters Basilica, Vatican City. Pay to climb to the top, and then get your camera out!
4. BEST non-tourist attraction
“S. Maria In Trastevere”. The Church of Santa Maria just south of the river. One of the best churches in Rome, but a little way off the regular tourist routes. I couldn’t believe the amazing frescos in here, it’s free to get in and won’t be crazy busy like the Pantheon or the Sistine Chapel. Admittedly it is a lot smaller and less impressive than either of those.
The monument to the unknown soldier. The massive white structure can be seen from a long way off. We were intrigued as to what it was! I got my photos and then moved on to the Pantheon… only later did I discover it was for the Unknown Soldier. They’ve made a real effort with this one! The photo does not do justice to the scale of it. I’ve Seen a few of these monuments in cities around the world, and this is still the winner!
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