"We have visited dozens of cities in Europe but we don't know Rome!"
With this thought and innumerable feelings of guilt, did we take a Monday? of holidays and we left for Rome.
Did we leave on Friday? afternoon to arrive in Rome only in the evening.
We hadn't planned any itinerary, the only thing we had done was book what you? verified an adorable b & b near the Vatican, quite convenient location and low prices for Rome (40 euros per person per night with breakfast).
During the train ride we tried to plan what to see, but? was a real delirium, we had definitely underestimated the difficulties? planning in a city? full of attractions like Rome.
Thanks to divine providence, after at least an hour without understanding we accidentally came across a site that saved us from the delirium of planning. Are we so? managed to throw down? a minimum of ideas that then we managed more? or not to comply.
DAY ONE (SATURDAY)
- City? of the Vatican
- Sant'Angelo castel
- Piazza Navona
- Field of flowers
1 - City of the Vatican
What did we visit first? was the Basilica of St. Peter. Say it's worth it? little !!!
Second stop Vatican Museums ... an unforgettable experience. Needless to say, what? FUNDAMENTAL to buy tickets online to avoid the queue at the entrance.
For these two fantastic visits we have directly purchased a combined ticket that allows you to visit:
- VATICAN MUSEUMS
- SISTINE CHAPEL
- BASILICA OF SAINT PETER
This ticket in addition to the fast accesses and the super convenient package and the skip the line also contained the option of the guided tour which was practically free !!!
I must say that visiting these wonders without a guide would be crazy, first of all why? through this package it was super convenient and then why? I am sure that I would not have appreciated in the same way all the wonders visited !!!! We chose the shift from 8.30 to 11.00.
Once the tour was completed, a few photos, and a few turns with the nose up, we stopped in a typical osteria (osteria delle Commari) where we delighted with typical Roman dishes (highly recommended gricia !!)
2 - Castel Sant'Angelo
Sant'Angelo castel ? the papal fortress built in the Middle Ages on the remains of the mausoleum of the emperor Hadrian (nd century AD). Obligatory stop is the Terrazza dell'Angelo, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city.
3 - Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori
At this point we crossed Ponte Sant'Angelo, heading towards Piazza Navona, the quintessence of the Roman squares. We got lost a bit in the alleys, in the squares, between shopping and ice cream ...
DAY TWO (SUNDAY)
1 - Colosseum
Obviously, even here the skip the line is inevitable, we arrived without having the ticket but as soon as we arrived we saw the endless queue so with our trusty smartphone we took the ticket online, without having to print it and after two minutes we entered!
Also in this case, evaluating the price, we chose to take the ticket including the guide. to have at least some notion about this wonder!
2 - Victorian
Also in this case we have chosen to walk up to the Vittoriano, about 1 km or a little more ...
On the way we found the Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forum area, a really interesting historical walk!
3 - Campidoglio and Capitoline Museums
Last stop of the day: the most? spectacular to get there? along the Cordonata, the staircase that leads from Piazza d'Aracoeli to Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo.
4 - Evening Walk
Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon ... in the evening we decided to do some more tourism and take a long walk to see other wonders of Rome. I personally fell in love with Piazza di Spagna, so much so that I went back the next day to see it with the sun!
DAY THREE (MONDAY)
On the last day, I have to admit, we were almost getting tired of this museum overdose so we thought about opting for something different.
We took inspiration from several tours ... In the end we opted for the one that you? then revealed the best experience of the holiday: the bike tour with tasting!
The tour included bike and helmet rental, guide and tastings.
In everything? lasted three hours, we reviewed the main attractions walking around Rome by bike, stopping for breakfast with still warm croissants, excellent pizza and ice cream, absolutely highly recommended places!
Rome ? a city? fantastic, magical and offering a lot, just for this c '? need to better plan your time there, to avoid wasting time in queues or bouncing around the city. Personally, I found it useful to find a support site that would help me plan my time there in the best possible way, without recharging and with interesting proposals (such as the bike tour).
As for accommodation, I don't know if there is actually a strategic point, the city? ? cos? big that you still have to walk and move a lot. I was very happy where we were!
Make yourself comfortable, comfortable shoes and comfortable clothes, there is no shortage of miles on foot, but it is absolutely worth it!