Today we are travelling to the Eternal City, the one and only Rome, a city full of history, culture and arts! A “museum” town where its impossible to get bored. In this blog post we have enough information for you especially if you are first time visitor in order to make it easy within just a few lines to get a glimpse of what is there to be explored!
* By the way, Rome and Paris ere the first two trips we’ve had as a couple since the very first month!
A few words about Rome
- Rome is the capital of Italy
- It is the fourth largest city of the Europein terms of population inside the city
- It lies along the Tiber River within its boundaries
- Its only a few minutes away from the independent Batikan
- The historical Centre of Rome is a World heritage site of Unesco since 1980
What to see in Rome
The correct question to ask would be what to first see in Rome, so here we have top points of interest!
- Colosseum Arena
- Galleria Borghese
- Peter’s Basilica
- St. Petrouvia Basilica
- Appia anticacapitoline museums
- Trastevere Region
- Fontana di Trevi
- Palatino piazza
- Navona Square
- Roman Forum
- Sistine Chapel
- Piazza di Spagna (its no longer allowed to sit on the stairs)
What to do in Rome
- Museum hopping
- Eat countless pizzas
- Drink aperitivos
- Make a wish at the Fontana di Trevi (when in Rome, do as the Romans)
- Visit trastevere area on happy hours
- Enjoy window shopping in Via Condoti
- Drink at a café at Piazza del Popolo
- Have A historic coffee at the Caffe El Greco
- Enter the Colosseum (ask for the general pass with free entrance to many attractions)
What to eat in Rome
Where to stay in Rome?
Generally speaking the cost of accommodation in Italy has risen in recent years, unless it is for a hostel. We usually book room in an apartment with shared bathroom and kitchen, which is quite common in Italy.
For your stay we would recommend the train station area where you will find reasonable prices and of course it is quite close to the center.
How to Move in Rome
Just walk! It’s the best way to hang around and not lose any point of interest, depending on the days you are planning to stay of course. Alternatively, you can use the metro system with its large enough network (7-days ticket €24).
Extra tips: Always check the operating hours of the metro and any closed stations due to maintenance reasons. They don’t accept cards everywhere. Beware of taxis.
Our favourite place in Rome
Actually it’s not one, but two!
The first one is the Vatican city. This particular place, so controversial and timeless.
The second one is the district of Trastevere, a very urban, artistic and youthful region, with amazing small shops that serve beers and pasta, wines and of course plenty of italian pizzas! Happy Hour’s favorite time usually between 18.00-20.00 when you get to drink your wine and enjoy dinner from a delicious Italian buffet, for free!
For those of you who will decide to take a longer trip to Italy, this is usually something that most travellers do actually when visiting Italy, check out our blog posts about Milan, Genoa, Venice, etc for travel ideas, inspiration and a higher dose of Italian refinement!