THE TOURIST GUIDE Silvia Elena Arango UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE ORIENTE EDUCATION SCIENCES FACULTY B.A IN MATHEMATICS 5th SEMESTER Teacher: Juan Carlos Gomez
Before travelling to Rome, Quito, or to any other foreign country we must know a little more the basic details about the city, some of them are: climate, currency, holidays and celebrations, what clothes you should take, what important places to visit, some useful numbers, etc... Therefore, we need to know previously certain useful and fundamental information which helps us to enjoy the most beautiful of these places of the world, to make our tour funny. Here, a list of essential information that is a great help for all those new visitors in Cartagena (Bolivar), Rome (Italy), Quito (Ecuador) and Sons贸n (Antioquia).
Guide to the city of: Roma
One of the foundation theories of Rome says that it was on the date of April 21, 753 B.C. According to the legend, two twin brothers, descendants of a Trojan prince, Eneas, founded the city of Rome: Romulus and Remo. They were left in his infancy, but they were rescued and raised by a wolf.
Places to eat in Rome: Economic places to eat in Rome are those which are in the streets and they are the best ones, according to testimonies of several people. The
undoubtedly; but not only pasta is eaten by Italians, in as much as the eternal city counts with a great gastronomic offer.
The Roman original kitchen has a popular origin and for that, it uses, especially, simple ingredients. Successively it has been prospering with imported recipes from the traditions of the civilizations that throughout the centuries have lived in the territory of Rome and surroundings.
Street food has turned into a nice custom lately, but Rome has a solid tradition in the history. Above all, the pizza.
Rome is one of the oldest cities in Europe and therefore has a wealth of museums and historical monuments and art galleries, visited annually by millions of tourists from around the world who want to soak up the culture of this great monumental Italian city.
M U S E U M S
Most trademarks can be found in Via Corso and in the streets near the Plaza of Spain (Piazza di
Spagna), specifically in Via Candiotti, Via Frattina or Via Borgognona.
For those who look for cheaper clothes, in the Outlet in the center and on the outskirts of Rome find their ideal place. The Outlet are establishments where you can find items from past seasons with discounts up to 70%.
SOUVENIRS Tourists can buy miniature replicas of monuments, religious figures, lighters, hats, beads and more.
When they return home, use to get local products such as:
pasta, cheese, spirits and wines.
The Vatican is where there are more of these establishments, specifically right in front of the Plaza de San Pedro.
There are a lot of places to have fun; pubs, clubs and bars. Also, there are quieter places like clubs jazz, blues and cinemas. Most clubs Roma are concentrated in areas of Testaccio and Ostiense, especially on Via Monti di Testaccio, where you can also find plenty of bars (some with live music) and pubs.
A section of Rome, with good nightlife. You can have dinner in one of the many pizza shops, and good price; so this area is less expensive than other areas of restaurants. Every morning is a very lively neighborhood, like it has a very attractive market in the plaza, dominated by the statue of Giordano Bruno.
VATICAN. To visit the Vatican, it is better to go early, before too many people go and make endless queues to enter. Input, the Plaza de San Pedro, surrounded by columns, designed by Bernini, to make way for the Church of San Pedro, is its impressive dome, designed by Miguel Angel, you can climb the dome, from
Sistine Chapel, Painted by Miguel Angel. Hopefully, you can enter in and listen to one of the audience granted by the Holy Father Francisco, and then the visit is completed.
SPAIN PLAZA The area of the plaza is full of narrow streets and small like the Milky Codotti, home to many luxury stores such as Armani, Gucci or Prada. Also worth go from here Via del Corso, until you reach the Piazza del
PLAZA VENICE In this square is the church of San Marco, the Palazzo Venice, and most spectacular monument to Victor Emmanuel In king of Italy, from the top of the monument, there is a spectacular view of Rome.
SPAS AND CHURCHES In the Esquiline quarter, we have the Baths of Trajan, the first to be built in the city on a large scale. At the Aventine, you can also visit the archaeological remains of the Baths of Caracalla, which are a major Tourist attraction.
This old building began to be built in 72 A.C and was inaugurated six years later during the reign of the Emperor Titus. The
Guide to the city of Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena was founded on June first, 1553 by Mr. Pedro Heredia. Its first name was Cartagena the Poniente.
The official tourism web site is www.cartagenadeindias.travel/information.dut you can find info on other web pages for example on www.cartagena travelguide.info you can observe
hotels in Cartagena, restaurants and things to do there.
By the other side, Cartagena has many interesting historical sights, some of them are:
Saint Felipe de Barajas castle
The old shoes, which is a bronze monument located in front of the castle.
If you want to buy clothes, you can go to Caribe plaza mall or portal de san Felipe mall, and when you finish your tour don’t for act to get some souvenirs in Bóvedas. It is the best place to buy things in Cartagena there; you find crafts, Bags, bracelets etc, also there are some guys in the Beach who sell beautiful rings, bracelets and necklace all enjoy your trip.