- By Kevin
- On Sep 25, 2017
- Travel Tips
From historic tours through ancient Rome(Colosseum,Roman Forum)to Sunday morning shopping at the Porta Portese flea market to climbing to the top of St.Peter’s Basilica,this city is bursting with things to do.Plan your trip in Rome with the Rome travel guides.
Pay Your Respects to the Vatican and Its Museums
You could easily spend a whole day exploring the area around the Vatican.Start at the Piazza di San Pietro,which Bernini designed to look like arms extended in an embrace.Besides St.Peter’s Basilica,the absolute must-see is the Vatican Museums,which contain Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.Other highlights in the 1,400-room palace include the Raphael Rooms,old master paintings,and antique sculptures.
Just south of Vatican City stands Castel Sant’Angelo,where popes sought solace during sieges.Climb to the top for splendid views of Vatican City and the Tiber.At its base you can see the Ponte Sant’Angelo with Bernini’s exquisitely carved marble angels.