Discover Rome

Discover Rome

Welcome to the Eternal City! As you gear up for the Flash Radiotherapy and Particle Therapy event in November 2024, make the most of your visit to Rome, Italy. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and culinary delights that this ancient city has to offer.

Here’s a guide to help you discover Rome beyond the conference:

Rome Landmarks

The Colloseum

Step into the monumental amphitheater that encapsulates the grandeur of gladiatorial combat and the pulse of ancient Roman entertainment. As you stand before its colossal structure, let history unfold before your eyes. Imagine the roar of the crowd, the clash of swords, and the drama that played out on the blood-stained sands.


  • Gladiator’s Arena: Walk onto the arena floor where gladiators once fought for their lives, and sense the energy that once surged through this iconic battleground.
  • Hypogeum Exploration: Descend into the Colosseum’s underground chambers, the hypogeum, where gladiators and wild animals awaited their turn to enter the arena.
  • Interactive Exhibits: Engage with interactive exhibits that bring the Colosseum’s history to life, providing insights into the engineering marvels and the cultural significance of this magnificent ancient amphitheater.
  • Architectural Marvel: Marvel at the architectural prowess that allowed the Colosseum to host a spectacular and diverse range of events, from gladiator contests to theatrical performances and public spectacles.

Vatican City

Embark on a spiritual journey within the Vatican City. This city within a city is home to architectural wonders and religious treasures, this destination invites you to explore the divine and the artistic, where the masterpieces of Michelangelo and Bernini stand as testaments to both religious devotion and artistic brilliance.


  • St. Peter’s Basilica: Enter the largest church in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica, and be awestruck by its magnificent dome, Michelangelo’s Pieta, and the intricate details of Bernini’s Baldacchino.
  • Sistine Chapel: Immerse yourself in the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes, including “The Creation of Adam,” adorn the ceiling. Marvel at the brilliance of Renaissance art in this sacred space.
  • Vatican Museums: Wander through the Vatican Museums, housing an extensive collection of art and artifacts. From Egyptian mummies to Renaissance masterpieces, each corridor tells a story of human creativity and history.
  • Vatican Gardens: Take a stroll through the serene Vatican Gardens, a hidden oasis with lush greenery, fountains, and sculptures, offering a tranquil escape from the bustling city.

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Transport yourself back in time as you explore the Roman Forum, the political and social heart of ancient Rome. Climb Palatine Hill for panoramic views that unveil the layers of history and archaeological wonders.


  • Temple of Saturn: Witness the grandeur of the Temple of Saturn, an ancient structure dedicated to the Roman god of agriculture, marking the center of Roman government and commerce.
  • House of the Vestals: Discover the House of the Vestals, where priestesses tended the sacred flame. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins of this significant site.
  • Arch of Titus: Stand beneath the Arch of Titus, commemorating the capture of Jerusalem, and appreciate the intricate reliefs depicting the spoils of war.
  • Palatine Museum: Explore the Palatine Museum to see artifacts from daily life, providing a glimpse into the opulence and lifestyle of ancient Roman elites.

Fontana di Trevi

Tucked away in the heart of Rome, the Trevi Fountain beckons with its Baroque splendor and a tradition that promises your return to this enchanting city.


  • Baroque Masterpiece: Admire the intricate details of the Trevi Fountain, a masterpiece designed by architect Nicola Salvi. Let the water nymphs and mythological figures captivate you with their beauty.
  • Coin Tossing Tradition: Participate in the time-honored tradition of tossing a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain. Legend has it that this ensures your return to Rome.
  • Evening Illumination: Visit the Trevi Fountain in the evening when it comes alive with enchanting lights, creating a magical atmosphere that enhances its allure.
  • Quiet Moments: Find a quiet spot to sit and absorb the ambiance, allowing the soothing sound of flowing water to transport you to a state of tranquility amidst the bustling city.

Villa Borghese Gardens

Experience the vibrant colors of autumn in the beautiful Villa Borghese Gardens, a perfect retreat from the bustling city, where the rustling leaves and the earthy scent of nature create a tranquil oasis amidst the urban hustle, providing an idyllic setting for leisurely strolls, picturesque picnics, and moments of reflection amid the kaleidoscope of fall hues.

Chestnut Roasting

Embrace the fall season by trying roasted chestnuts, a popular street food during November, where the air is infused with the cozy aromas of chestnuts crackling over open flames, creating a sensory experience that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also envelops you in the warm and comforting spirit of autumn in Rome, inviting you to savor this seasonal treat as you explore the city’s enchanting streets.

The Spanish Steps

Ascend the Spanish Steps, an elegant staircase adorned with azalea flowers, connecting the Piazza di Spagna below to the Trinità dei Monti church above, where you’ll discover not only a haven for luxury shopping but also a gathering place for artists, locals, and visitors alike, providing a picturesque setting to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Rome.



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