Rome

Welcome to Rome, la città eterna! Despite the rainy weather (we weren’t very lucky on that), the city of Rome surprised me with its history, museums, Roman ruins, lovely narrow pedestrian streets and of course, the world famous Italian food! Looking for a weekend in Rome, check my personal tips below.

Rome - Campo de' Fiore

Doing as the Romans do: going to Campo de’ Fiore on a saturday morning

Rome - Colosseum

Truly amazing to see in real life: the Roman Colosseum

Rome - Roman Forum

At the Roman Forum I was amazed by the huge amount of ruins from the Roman times

Rome - Largo di Torre Argentina

Largo di Torre Argentina, a hidden gem!

Rome - Trastevere

One of my favourite places in Trastevere

Rome - Pizza Da Baffetto

The famous pizza Da Baffetto!

Rome - Ponte Sant'Angelo

River Tiber is a great place to take a walk. This is the beautiful Ponte Sant’Angelo

Rome - Città del Vaticano

Walking towards San Pietro

Rome - Pincio

The city views over Pincio. Great green spot to visit in Rome!

Wonderful Rome

How cute is this? Spotted in the streets of Rome :)

Rome - Pasta Amatriciana Cantina e Cucina

This was so yummy! Pasta Amatriciana at Cantina e Cucina

Rome - Piazza Navona

Always busy at Piazza Navona

Rome - Pantheon

Roman Pantheon

Rome - Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti

Views from Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti. Even in the rain, it was beautiful!

Rome travel tips

Besides all the well known must-sees, here are my personal tips:

– Book your hotel in the old city center. We stayed at Un Posto a Roma, which turned out to be a great B&B! Its location was perfect, since we could visit the most important sightseeings by foot.

– When in Rome, do as the romans do. Meaning going to the local market Campo de’ Fiore on Saturday morning, sip your caffè on a terrace, buy cookies at Biscottificio Innocenti, have pizza at Da Baffetto, ice at Gelateria del Teatro and pasta at one of the many osterias and trattorias.

– Get a combination ticket in order to visit the Colosseum, Palatino & Roman Forum all in one day. You won’t be dissapointed! Extra tip: shorter lines are to be found at the Roman Forum and Palatino.

– Wander the narrow streets of Trastevere in order to discover the real Rome. I specially enjoyed the Piazza Di Santa Maria.

– Some of the viewpoints we found along our way were free and definetly worth the climb: Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, Piazza del Quirquinale, Via del Campidoglio and Pincio (this last one is next to a great park, Villa Borghese).

Città del Vaticano is definetly a must see when in Rome. We skipped the long lines for San Pietro but enjoyed the Vatican Museum a lot (tip: buy your tickets online and be prepared for a huge amount of people on the entrance).

– Visit the beautiful Piazza Navona at least twice, over day and over night, in order to enjoy all its facets.

– Surprisingly it was very quiet along the river Tiber, so this is definetly a nice place for a walk.

– Some extra hidden gems we found (even though the whole city itself it’s like a big open museum): Largo di Torre Argentina, Piazza Del Campidoglio, Piazza del Grillo, Piazza di Sant Ignazio, Temple of Hadrian, Mercato dell’ Unità and Ponte Sant’Angelo.

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