Rome – the holy city, the eternal city and the city where all roads led. Whatever you want to call it, Rome is and will always be a magical place where modernity blends with antiquities of a lost time. It’s been said that a visit to Rome is all about your state of mind, making each hour count so that the grandeur and beauty seeps in. Trying to find the time to do this while you’re travelling for business is sometimes are hard feat; you are strapped for time, going from meeting to conference, then back to another meeting. However, taking in the sights, the smells and the tastes of Rome IS possible, if you know what to do. Here’s a small list of some of the amazing experiences you can have in Rome when you’re a time conscious business traveller.
Hone your skills with a cooking class in Rome
Food is at the forefront of Italian culture and for natives, it is a way of life. From teaching the world about how to appreciate a good cup of coffee, to using olive oil in cooking, inviting an excess of garlic into our lives and understand the joys of creating a meal with herbs. What better place to learn how to create Italian cuisine, than in the place it originated. Cooking Classes in Rome head chef Andrea Consoli puts his heart and soul into creating a memorable experience for his students; he is admired for his hands on approach as he takes you on a journey to creating an outstanding Roman dinner. His classes are one of the highest rated activities on Trip Advisor with over 430 people giving it an excellent review – 430 people can’t be wrong so put this one down on your TO DO list.
Stroll through the Gardens of the Villa Borghese
If the hustle and bustle of business travel life starts to get too much then take it back a few notches and wind down in the serene Villa Borghese gardens. Filled with lakes, towering statues, secret gardens and romantic walkways; You can hire a boat to drift along the lake or simply lay down on one of the many stone benches, the gardens of Villa Borghese are the ideal place to bring you mind back to reality.
Get Spooked with a Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour
Forget spending the night trapped in the confines of your hotel, when you are in a new country you might as well do something completely out of your comfort zone. The Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour will leave you shaking in your boots as you trek through the dark heart of Rome. It all happens when the sun sets over Rome and the clandestine side to the city is unearthed; it’s an older and more mysterious place where fact and legend are intertwined, sending your imagination into overload. You can discover a Rome that’s only known to a select few on this stroll through the city’s most haunted and curious sites.
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By Keryn Thomson