Sitting right in the center of the city, just east of the Piazza di Spagna, the Borghese Gardens are the Roman equivalent of Central Park.
Shakespeare famously wrote in Hamlet about the spirits of the dead that inhabit Rome: “The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead did squeak and gibber in the Roman Streets.”
Whether you’re a history buff, an avid hiker or a beach aficionado, there’s no shortage of world-class experiences awaiting you on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
You’re finally going to cross Italy off your bucket list, but you’ve got limited vacation time. What are the most important things to do in Italy? Where do you even start?
If you’re interested in lavish palaces, stunning cathedrals and churches, and spooky underground catacombs, we highly recommend devoting a few days to exploring Naples, Italy’s southern metropolis.
The Eternal City has a reputation for being an expensive place to visit. This can make it a challenging destination for budget travelers. Don’t let this stop you from visiting Rome!
Rome boasts more than 2,000 fountains, some elaborate, some mostly utilitarian. It would be impossible to see them all on one visit to the city and doubtless few Romans could boast having viewed them all.
You’ll notice when visiting Rome that the city proper is free of the massive cemeteries you see in other major cities such as Paris with its well-known and heavily-visited Père Lachaise, Montmartre, and Montparnasse Cemeteries.
Whether you’re spending your honeymoon basking blissfully in the rosy glow of the sun setting on ancient Roman marble or celebrating many happy years together, Rome is one of the world’s top destinations for a romantic getaway.
There’s a proverb that goes: “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. It means that any major feat worth accomplishing requires time, effort and perseverance... but the end results can be extraordinary. Of course, that’s literally true of Rome.