Rome is a picturesque city full of iconic natural wonders. Visitors planning a multi-city Italian trip should allocate more time to mingle with locals and immerse themselves in everyday Rome life. As the capital city of Rome, this charming city rewards visitors with unusual attractions, including the Coliseum, the Vatican, and Palatine Hill. Apart from the incredible attractions, this bustling city is indeed a melting pot for history and culture. History buffs and culture vultures should set aside an entire day to explore some popular historical sites. Here are unique things to see in Rome:

10 Pizza Vending Machine

In Rome, visitors will be surprised to see a 24-hour pizza vending machine that dispenses freshly baked pizza in three minutes. The machine is situated in a booth on Via Catania, a stone’s throw from Piazza Bologna in Rome. Visitors can enjoy four varieties, including the classic Margherita. Travelers will also be delighted as they watch via a small glass window as the vending machine kneads and tops the dough. Mr. Go Pizza has sold more than 900 pizzas.

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9 Visit The Macabre Capuchin Crypt

The Macabre Capuchin Crypt is a tiny space that entails numerous small chapels situated beneath the church of Santa Maria Della Concezione dei Cappuccini on the Via Veneto, just a short drive from Piazza Barberini in Rome. Visitors can check out the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies dating back 2,000 years. The many Christians who passed on during that period were buried in these underground tunnels.

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8 Marvel At The Sacred Steps At The Archbasilica Of St. John Lateran

Visitors will be lucky to see the holy stairs, believed to have been climbed by Jesus before His crucifixion. The 28 steps that constitute the Scala Sancta or Holy Stairs are situated in an edifice on the Holy See extraterritorial property in Rome. After seeing the holy steps, visitors can also see the tombs of dozens of former popes still in St. John Lateran.

7 See The Skull Of St. Valentine

A trip to Rome is incomplete without seeing St. Valentine's skull. While 14th February is a global celebration of love with millions of people marking it with chocolates, candlelit meals, and notes of affection, there is a different commemoration in Rome. During Valentine's Day in Italy, people go to churches with the supposed remnants of the patron saint of lovers. On this particular day, the catholic martyr St. Valentine was beheaded for allegedly breaking a Roman ban on performing marriages. Today, the skull is exhibited in the Rome basilica. Other places display St. Valentine’s remains, for instance, a certain church in Dublin.

6 See The Pyramid

Visitors who want their visit to be full of pleasant surprises can choose to visit this incredible pyramid in Rome. The pyramid is more than 2,000 years old and is the only existing Roman pyramid designed in Egyptian fashion. The 36 meters high structure was designed as a tomb for Gaius Cestius, who requested to be laid to rest there.

5 Stroll Through The Vatican Gardens

This spectacular garden shouldn’t miss in the plans to visit Rome. For many decades, the lush gardens have been an exceptional place of retreat, relaxation, and recreation for the pope. It is the perfect spot for visitors hoping to enjoy optimum tranquility.

Gorgeously situated in a former villa, this museum showcases some of Bernini’s most incredible sculptures, including the Rape of Proserpine and his version of David. Additionally, guests will be mesmerized by the many masterpieces of Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Peter Paul Rubens. Since the gallery is in a charming garden, picnicking in this beautiful garden is recommended.

3 Visit The Colosseum And Ancient Rome

The Colosseum in Rome is an enormous amphitheater that houses events such as gladiatorial games. The structure was designed during the reign of the Flavian emperors as a gift to the Roman people. There is no Roman structure that rivals the Colosseum. Visitors can delight in the outer Colosseum wall, the arena floor, the colosseum underground, and the Emperor’s seat.

2 Giardino Degli Aranci (The Orange Garden)

This exquisitely picturesque garden is situated just an earshot from the Santa Sabina cathedral. It is widely recognized for its orange trees and spectacular view of the Historical Center of Rome and St. Peter’s Basilica Dome. Although most visitors are not conversant with this park, it is a fantastic spot to get away from the city's frenzy and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

1 Marvel At The Mouth Of Truth (Bocca Della Verita)

This impressive marble mask in Rome will blow away the mind of visitors. Nestled in Portico of Santa Maria in Cosmedin Church, the mouth of Truth is known for biting the hand of liars. This enormous legendary sculpture is devoted to the god of the sea, constituted by a bearded male face with holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Initially, the sculpture was tucked in the Piazza Della Bocca Della Verita until 1632. It was later shifted to the outside of one of the walls of the nearby Santa Maria in Cosmedin, where it is found today.