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A Tour of Historic Rome

A rundown of the most beautifully historic city in the world.

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A Few Must-See Historic Spots in Rome that Will Leave You Wanting More

Rome offers tourists a city with beauty and culture, charming buildings, history, and people so sweet that you feel like you’ve known them your entire life. The mouth-watering desserts and the impromptu Italian lesson while you are eating breakfast is just a bonus. That is why your first dessert shop should be in I Dolce Di Nonna Vincenza, which you will find in the central square of Monte Citorio. Here you will be greeted with enthusiastic individuals who sell “age-old traditional Sicilian sweets,” which will make your mouths water – especially their cannoli.

A Tour of Historic Rome

I Dolce Di Nonna Vincenza

As you enjoy your delicious Italian pastry, whichever you choose, you can stroll around and take in the beautiful Chigi Palace in the Piazza Colonna. Once finished, it is only a five minute walk towards the Trevi Fountain, which is the perfect ticket to walk off those sweets and take in the Italian culture surrounding you.

A Tour of Historic Rome

Cannoli perfection

Once you’ve started on your sight-seeing journey there are a few historic attractions you can’t miss:

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Anna graduated York University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Professional Writing, specializing in Journalism. She started off writing book reviews for her own website, and from there branched out to writing for numerous publications. She hopes that her work will inspire and interest readers, allowing them to question, write and express their thoughts and opinions (starting with in the comments!)

Reader Discussion: 72 Comments

  1. Nina Smith

    I just want to visit the Colosseum. That’s it. After that, I can be drafted by the wind for all I care. I just want to visit the Colosseum at least once in my life.

  2. Monica Collins

    Thanks! Very useful article. Can’t wait for my trip to Italy this summer. And I’ll definitely be checking this article again a day or 2 before my fight. 🙂

  3. Camila Hilhorst

    Seriously though I found the city to be hugely disappointing. I went last July and it was too hot and touristy, plus it was one of my first stops on a three-month backpacking trip so I had to eat cheap/badly.

    • I hate going to touristy spots at the height of the heat and tourist season. I try to go to touristy spots during the off-season (when kids are in school) and during the summer I visit places that aren’t as well known.

  4. Helena Stevens

    Thanks a lot for the great info, i will definetly keep them in mind for when the moment comes. 🙂

  5. Nancy Musselman

    I visited Rome last year mid May. The sunny days were absolutely perfect, and nothing was ridiculously crowded. May was perfectly hospitable to summer dresses and a quick dip in the Mediterranean! 🙂

  6. Olivia Peterson

    Great review! Very informative. I will be heading there later this year So I feel more prepared now after reading this! 🙂

  7. Andrea Mitchell

    Thank you for these helpful tips! Rome is definitely a place that many people are attracted to so it is best to be prepared and make the right moves when visiting these spots and truly enjoy yourself.

    • Yes, it’s best to plan ahead and make reservations at quality restaurants, since it’s easy to end up in touristy restaurants otherwise. Definitely go in the off-season.

  8. Sydney Nowak

    Thanks! These are some great tips for Rome. I enjoyed just wandering a little the first time I was there. I eventually stumbled across an amazing piazza, buzzing with life, fountains and cafes…Just magical and I was ever so pleased with myself. I only found out later it was the hugely famous piazza navona!

  9. Christina Cavanaugh

    Great post! Found it while I was looking for tips and guides to Rome for first time visitors. One of the things I like to do when going to Italy and want to find a couple nice places to eat close to my hotel is. I will use google maps and type in restaurants near then the address of where I will be staying and google will give me a map of all the restaurants close to my hotel. Most often not only will they show there location on the map but will also have all the restaurants with web sites listed. Then I will go on the site and see if they have there menu on line, that way I will know if it is a place I want to go to.

  10. Anna Kaplan

    Definitely plan to look back here when I finally visit Rome for the first time in June. Thanks!

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