Why not do something more relaxing by exploring some lesser known Roman attractions? Here are some unusual sites in Rome worth visiting
When you think Rome, you think of things like the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Colosseum, but if you're planning on visiting soon, it's worth remembering that these sights can be tourist traps, and you might have to queue for hours to see them. Why not do something more relaxing by exploring some lesser known Roman attractions? Here are some unusual sites in Rome worth visiting:
If the sight of bones doesn't perturb you, then be sure to visit these crypts, which are decorated with the bones of over 4000 Capuchin friars. This incredible crypt dates back to the 1500s, and is conveniently located on the Via Vittorio Veneto, making it easily accessible by train.
If you think that the Forum and Fountain are the best architectural sights that Rome has to offer, you're wrong. The Quartiere Coppedè is located in the Trieste district of Northern Rome and features buildings designed using a mishmash of styles that must be seen to be believed. Make your way to the Piazza Buenos Aires and you'll soon find out why it is one of Rome's hidden gems.
There isn't an area of Rome that isn't steeped in rich history, and one only has to visit the Via Appia to see this. This road is over 230 years old and once connected the entire Roman Empire. You might not be able to walk its full 560 kilometres, but you'll certainly be able walk some if it if you're near Central Rome.
It's one thing to look at a painting and picture what ancient Roman gladiators might have looked like, it's quite another to see it in real life! The Gruppo Storico Romano is a group of locals dedicated to recreating Roman history in full costume and with authentic weapons and fighting techniques. They're worth a visit, and seeing as they're located near the Via Appia, your visit will be a convenient one.
These are just some of the more interesting sights you can experience in Rome. The beauty of this city is that it's incredibly well-connected with a network of trains that make multiple connections each day, so all you really need is a Rail Pass from International Rail to have all your travel needs taken care of.