The last thing you want to do with your precious vacation time is to wander around aimlessly. You want to know what the highlights are of any city. This is especially true in the world’s top destinations. Don’t find yourself roaming randomly in Rome, there is more than enough to see and do in this ancient city. With so many musts you might feel overwhelmed, but with a little panning, you are sure to have a great time. Pristine Agency Travel invites you to take a closer look at two of the must-sees on your Roman holiday.
One of the most famous musts of Rome is the Trevi Fountain. It’s easy to find as it’s in the Trevi district and is the most famous fountain in the entire world. The Trevi Fountain was built in finished in 1762 and has long become a favorite destination for locals as well as tourists. When visiting, the custom is to throw a coin into the fountain over your shoulder while facing away from it. This is to ensure that you will one day return to Rome. Throwing a second coin is so you can make a wish. These customs have become so popular that there is an estimated 3,000 Euros thrown into the Trevi Fountain every day. Your deposit of possibility and wishes isn’t wasted either, the money that is thrown into the fountain is then used to fund a supermarket for the disadvantaged of Rome.
Like many, if you have had a lifelong love affair with the great black and white films of the past you will know La Bocca della Verita, the Mouth of Truth from its appearance in the Audrey Hepburn classic Roman Holiday. This marble relief is carved to look like a man’s face. It is believed that the sculpture is from an ancient Roman fountain from around the first century. The tradition is that the Mouth of Truth can tell if you are lying or not. Stick your hand in its mouth, and if you are telling a lie, it will bite your hand off.
You have to at least pick off a few of the musts of a city before you start meandering off on your own. After you knock these two off your list, continue to explore at will. You flipped your coin into the Trevi fountain, so you’ve already ensured your return trip to explore Rome at least one more time.