Rome – the fabled ‘Eternal City’ – is one of Europe’s popular business travel destination. This despite the fact it is only Italy capital city and not its financial capital. There are myriad factors that attract business visitors to Rome from different parts of the world, such as extensive air connectivity, high-speed rail transport, hotels catering to all budgets, heritage buildings and historic landmarks. All these promptly attract people from corporate world to organize conferences and trade events. Here are things to do for business travelers to make their stay in the city quite memorable.
Visit imposing gladiatorial arena – The Colosseum
The Colosseum – iconic gladiatorial arena – should be top priority on every tourist’s itinerary visiting Rome. It is here Roman Empire’s prized pugilists used to battle it out between themselves, and also the lions, in the presence of over 50,000 spectators. Emperors and dignitaries also regaled seated at the podium. Consider a guided tour, which will take you to the top tier and hypogeum. You have to book your tour in advance.
Soak up the sight of ornate Trevi Fountain at Night
The ornate Trevi Fountain presents a fascinating sight at night. It was designed in 1732 by famous architect Nicola Salvi, and took over 30 years to be crafted. The bewitching sight of dramatic bar relief horses rising from the water will keep you spellbound for quite some time. Avoid visiting during daytime as it usually gets crowded with hawkers and tourists. The best time to visit it is after sundown.
Roman Forum ruins worth visiting
The Roman Forum ruins located near the Colosseum are worth visiting. In fact, you will need to buy only one admission ticket and simultaneously visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The Roman Forum will offer you fascinating insight into the commercial and political life of the Romans. The complex houses public squares, temples, basilicas and several other buildings from different eras and reigns spanning a period of 1000 years. The oldest monuments here date back to 6th century BC. The excavations of the site began in the 18th century and continuing even now.
Visit the architectural marvel Pantheon
The Pantheon is 2000-year-old architectural marvel in Rome. This ancient monument is one of the best preserved. Famous artist Michelangelo had once said that he believed that the Pantheon is surely not the work of men but that of angels. The prominent highlight here is its gigantic dome with its oculus at the top letting in the light. The unsupported dome is unique and world’s largest. The building was designated as a church and built in 1609. It’s undoubtedly a spectacular engineering feat.
Know iconic brand by visiting Vespa Museum
The globally popular brand Vespa had caught peoples’ fancy over the ages. The Vespa scooters had in fact defined the daily mode of transport which the Romans take to on the chaotic streets of the city. The museum is small and offers free entry to the visitors. The museum traces the history of various dashing models of Vespa brand since the past six decades. You are sure to enjoy your visit to the museum, which is ready to take you down to the memory lanes.