TwinCities Hostel in Rome :: A International Youth hostel
Rome Tour - Short tour - Take Metro B line all the way to Circo Massimo, get off here and start walking to piazza Bocca della Verita visit Tempio di Vesta on the left follow via Petroselli and you'll meet Teatro Marcello also known as Small Colosseum keep going upward and you'll see Campidoglio - the Major's house - enter this place and go all the way to the back where a huge area will get open to your eyes: you're on the Imperial Forae. Head shortly to the Colosseum where you'll find the entrance and by the change get into the Colosseum.
Roman Forum nested in a valley between the Capitoline and Palatine hills, is a good starting point. The forum is the most important archaeological complex near the Colosseum. The Roman Forum or Forum Romanum, (although the Romans called it more often the Forum Magnum or just the Forum) was the central area around which ancient Rome developed, in which commerce and the administration of justice took place. The communal hearth was also located here. Sequences of remains of paving show that sediment eroded from the surrounding hills and was already raising the level of the forum in early Republican times. Originally it had been marshy ground, which was drained by the Tarquins with the Cloaca Maxima. It's final travertine paving is still visible and has been in place since the reign of Augustus.
The Colosseum only 4 metro Stops from TwinCities hostel of course, is the symbol of Rome. This is the famous amphitheatre that was able to hold up to 55,000 spectators as they watched gladiator fights, animal fights, etc. Completed in 80AD, it took 10 years to construct and originally had an adjustable canvas - the precursor to today’s stadiums with adjustable roofs. Architects today still marvel at the design, which allowed the Colosseum to be emptied in about 12 minutes (next time you are at a major sporting event)! The Roman Forum was the commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome. In fact, much of our current political system here in the United States is derived from the Roman political system established during the rule of Caesar. Piazza di Spagna, and the so-called Spanish Steps is another popular Rome attraction. During the spring, it is blooming with flowers. This is a good place to people-watch and hang out, especially at night. The streets leading in and out of the piazza will offer Rome's finest shopping. Look for Via del Corso. Guys beware: if your significant other likes to shop, she will love this district. A day of shopping is usually a very potent aphrodisiac! You can take a stroll (it is best not to drive in Rome, unless you have a death wish - to the Trevi Fountain. Try to time your visit during evening hours, when the fountain is illuminated. Don't forget to throw in a coin over your shoulder; legend has it that doing so will ensure your return to the Eternal City.
Piazza Navona is another one of Rome's famous piazza. This is the place to see artists as they sketch and grab a delicious espresso or panino in one of the many outdoor cafe's. In the center of the piazza is a Bernini masterpiece...la Fontana dei Fiumi (Fountain of rivers). To the west of the piazza lies the beautiful church of Sant'Angese in Agone. Legend has it that this is where Agnese was exposed "in the buff", only to be (miraculously) covered by the rapid growth of her hair. At the northern end of the piazza lies another fountain, La Fontana di Nettuno.