With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or just people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe. There are many things to do in Rome before embarking on your next Europe cruise.
The Vatican Enter Piazza San Pietro and gaze up at the Bernini colonnades and Michelangelo’s dome. The Vatican Museums are home to some of the world’s most famous and inspiring masterpieces, from the Sistine Chapel to Raphael’s Transfiguration.
The Pantheon Enter the great doors of this nearly 2000 year old temple and your eyes are immediately drawn upward to gaze at the widest masonry dome in Europe and the incredible oculus open to the sky.
Colosseum Journey back to 80AD, when gladiators fought wild beasts and imperial rulers were entertained by bloody spectacles and experience one of the most talked-about structures in the world.
Roman Forum Once the center of life in Rome – You can still imagine the glory that was. Stroll past the ruins of once great structures like the Temples of Vesta and Saturn, and the Basilica of Maxentius.
Villa Borghese park Highlights of this spectacular small museum include Bernini’s best sculptures, Caravaggio’s incredible displays of chiaroscuro, and Raphael’s Deposition.