- By Kevin
- On Sep 28, 2017
- Travel Tips
In Rome,classical ruins and early Christian places of worship stand next to–or lie beneath–Renaissance palazzos and Baroque fountains.But there are also great neighbourhood trattorias,quirky shops and a buzzing aperitivo scene.Discover Rome’s secret views on budget:
Visit the World’s Perfect Building
The Pantheon has been long called the world’s only architecturally perfect building,and is worth taking a look at just for that feat alone.It is also where most of Rome’s most prominent kings are buried,and is hands down the most intact remnant of Rome’s glory days in the Roman Empire.It’s free to visit the inside,but be sure to visit again at night,when the streets are deserted and the lights create a much more awe inspiring and intimate portrait at a building Michelangelo deemed so perfect that angels had created it.
Walk around the Jewish Ghetto
For much of its history,the Jewish Ghetto was separated by the rest of the city,its inhabitants forced to remain locked in after sunset.Even though the anti-semitic segregation has long since ceased,the neighborhoods in the Jewish Ghetto area of town have a very different vibe than the rest of Rome.You can take a tour of the area,where guides can help explain both the horrors that the Jews endured in Rome,as well as the history of the Jewish influence and culture throughout Rome’s history.