On this day in 1870, the city of Rome was made the capital of Italy! Ciao bene! In its glorious 2,500 year history, it was also the capital of the Roman Empire (fittingly) and the Papal States. According to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Rome is the 28th most important city in the world. It is also the 11th most visited city in the world and the top tourist destination in all of Italy (what are you waiting for?).

We’re going to give you the lay down of the must-see places of Rome. Before we start, here’s some advice: Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it was built to walk around. Avoid public transit and take in all the sights and smells by foot. Let’s do this!

1. Galleria Borghese



2. Pantheon



3. Vatican


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4. Colosseum



5. Trevi Fountain


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6. Piazza Navona


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7. Isola Tiberina


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8. Ponte Sisto Stroll



9. Basilica San Clemente



10. Campo de’ Fiori


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Where do you HAVE to go in Rome?

Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.



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