As a follow on to last weeks post, it was great to be back in Rome recently. It’s been a while but the city never fails to amaze. Wherever you turn there is a masterpiece to see, explore and admire. Beninni had such an influence and was responsible for over seventy percent of the art in Rome. The treasures are vast, and walking can be long so make sure you carry lots of water.
The sights worthy of an extended tour run on to the hundreds but my personal favorites are; Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, all the Bascillas, Comune Di Roma, the Vatican, the Coliseum and the Pantheon. There are countless little churches scattered around the city that are worth a peek as well. If you have the time and want to pay a little extra, a private tour of the Vatican is special. Getting to walk through the Holy Doors that are only open to the public every 25 years for a year, will be your highlight!
For accommodation, I’d recommend renting out a private home near the Spanish Steps or one of the boutique hotels. The character is awesome and you are in the heart of the action.
The cafe and bar scene is on par with Paris and the best place in town for pizza and pasta in my opinion is the Ristorante alla Rappa. Drinks are good in any cafe.
Shopping can be endless and there are options for everyone’s budget.
Hope you enjoy your trip to Rome. And finally, there are numerous day excursions you can also take. I recommend; Pompeii, Sorrento, Pisa, Venice or Florence. Private tours can be arranged through viator.com
Happy travels. Onwards!