Senior Travel in RomeEdit This
From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain, Rome is an attractive, historically-rich city with famous monuments and ruins most only see in photographs. At any age, the sights and sounds of Rome are a pleasure to experience, but seniors have even more benefits than others in this spectacular destination.
Rome offers plenty of tours specifically designed for seniors which are always a great option. They let you see all the sights but at a relaxed pace. One great advantage of taking a tour is that they provide private transportation around the city; Rome is a big city, and walking around all day from monument to monument is tiring even for young people. Therefore, having transportation really lets you enjoy the city to the fullest. Highly recommended is Rome-Tour, prices vary depending on your interests, budget, and time constraints, but they are always reasonable. Groups of travelers are small and if desired, private. All tours are led by reputable guides. Most tours visit all of the major landmarks: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Baths of Caracalla, the Spanish Steps, etc. If you're a wine lover there are also a variety of tours focusing specifically on the food and wine of Rome.
Speaking of food, there are some fantastic restaurants in Rome. If possible, avoid the cheap, tourist-trap pizza and panini places scattered around the city that attract foreigners like flies. These are fine for a quick bite to eat while exploring, but if you want a real treat and a true piece of Rome, visit the restaurants the locals do. Go to Uno e Bino, for example; owned by a brother and sister, this delicious little restaurant caters to their loyal, local clientele. The decor is simple, but the food is extravagant with Umbrian and Sicilian influences. It's a relaxing place to enjoy a nice, truly Italian meal.
Roman National Museum
While in Rome, visit the Museo Nazionale Romano (Roman National Museum), which used to house the largest thermal baths of Rome. Admission is free for seniors, and this museum holds a fantastic collection of Greek statues and Christian sarcophagi, as well as other incredible archaeological finds. The entrance ticket also gives you access to the Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Altemps and Crypta Balbi.
Seniors have so many opportunities to take advantage of in this city. Free admission to most museums and monuments and relaxed tours made specifically for seniors are just some of them. If you're a senior and you love history, fine dining, and architecture, Rome might just be the perfect choice to fit your travel needs.