This smallest country in the world is only 100 acres and it is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope’s home. While Vatican City has a population of only 1,000 people, there are more than 5 million visitors, every year. The entire country is a world heritage site. It is famous ... Read More
Have you ever wanted to yell “This is Sparta!” and then kick someone into a well? Sparta is in Greece, not Italy. But in Rome, you can get your kicks by attending a gladiator school. You will be taught basic warrior skills and learn how to use the weapons of the ancient Romans. A traditional gla... Read More
This oval amphitheater had 80 arched entrances that allowed more than 50,000 spectators to easily enter and exit. Seating was assigned by rank, depending on your wealth and social status. Gladiators, who were usually slaves, criminals, or prisoners of war, fought to the death for the entertainment... Read More
Entering the huge archeological site of the Roman Forum and strolling through the ruins, you can almost imagine the citizens of Ancient Rome walking the cobblestoned streets in togas and bringing sacrifices to the temples. Of course, it helps to have a guide who can bring the stories to life.
In the center of Rome, you will discover a 2,000 year old pyramid built as a burial tomb for a wealthy Roman, Gaius Cestius, It is 120 feet tall and was made of brick and cement covered with white marble and is the only pyramid in Europe. Originally, the interior was elaborately decorated but the... Read More
When it comes to pizza, you will find that Rome has its own take on how the perfect pie should taste. First, make sure to get outside of the touristy areas for a more authentic experience. Italian pizza tends to be thin, but in Rome it is really thin. There is no lip on the crust and if done righ... Read More
Any trip to Rome would be incomplete without a visit to the Trevi Fountain. Nicola Salvi’s awe-inspiring, Baroque masterpiece features a marble statue of Neptune at the center, surrounded by tritons. Legend has it that anyone who throws a coin in the fountain will return to Rome.