Day 1 - 4 Jul 2021
Content: We’ve officially arrived to Rome, the city that I love the most! It makes me feel like I’m home, even though I’m from Tuscany! We booked a room near Piazza di Spagna, so this is our first stop! Did you know that is called “di Spagna” because of the Spanish Embassy that is located in this street, but the church that is on top of the stairs is actually French? Anyway, can’t wait to show you all around!
Content: We’ve booked this beautiful suite that is located really close to Piazza di Spagna! We’ve really enjoyed the design and we’ve felt like home! We didn’t spend too much money and the stay went very well! I strongly recommend this lodging!
Content: We had lunch in the amazing Osteria Da Fortunate to try the typical Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe! As you can see from the images, the pasta was handmade right in front of us and it tasted like heaven! Highly recommended!
Day 2 - 5 Jul 2021
Content: Visit Piazza Navona, that once was a stadium and has since been transformed into a public square! At this point, several examples of baroque architecture and artwork were added, including three notable fountains: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fontana del Moro, and Fontana del Nettuno!
Content: Try the traditional Cacio e Pepe at Tonnarello in Trastevere! The portions are huge and the price is low! Highly recommended!
Content: Visit the Altare dell Patria, Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele, inaugurated in 1911 as a tribute to Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of Italy after the country's unification! One of the greatest attractions of the Monument to Victor Emmanuel is the panoramic view that can be seen from the terrace!
Content: Built during the height of the Roman Empire, in around 70 AD, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built! All tickets to the Colosseum include same-day access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, which is right next to the Colosseum! The basic entry price for adults to the Colosseum is €18, but with those under 18 eligible for free entry, and EU citizens between 18 and 25 eligible for a €2 entry price!
Day 3 - 6 Jul 2021
Content: Janiculum Hill is a peaceful and refreshing attraction close to the city center. As you walk up its pathways, you'll enjoy superb views of the city. Some of the most interesting places that can be visited in the top of the hill are: Fontana dell'Acqua Paola (a monumental marble fountain), Garibaldi Monument (equestrian statue that represents Garibaldi), and Mausoleo Gianicoliano!
Content: See St Peter’s dome from the keyhole (Buco della Serratura) of a door (Villa del Priorato di Malta)! There’s usually a queue but it’s really worth it! It’s located near Giardino degli Aranci!
Content: The Orange Garden (Parco degli Aranci) and it dates back to the 10th century when the Savelli family fortress was there. The fortress no longer exists but you can still find some remains of the fortress walls in the park! You have to climb up Aventine Hill, one of seven hills in Rome, and discover this idyllic garden, with a breathtaking view over Rome!
Content: Where to have the most amazing aperitivo in Rome? At The Court, a place where you can have drinks inspired by movies made in Rome, with a stunning view of the Colosseum in front of you! You have to call to book and the visit lasts 2 hours, I suggest to go at sunset! It costs like 25€ per person, but still it’s worth it! Highly recommended!
Day 4 - 7 Jul 2021
Content: We then changed room, and decided to book at Nicolò V Saint Peter Apartment, near the Vatican! The stay went very well, and in the bathroom there was a small jacuzzi bathtub! Very nice!
Content: We then walked in the Passeggiata del Gelsomino, from where you can have a breathtaking view of Saint Peter’s Dome! It’s less known, so there aren’t many tourists, but it’s really beautiful, and it is near to the old Vatican Railway Station!
Content: Then we took our car and went to Via Nicolò Piccolomini, to see the optical illusion of Saint Peter’s Dome: the more you get close to it, the more it gets smaller, and the more you get far from it, the more it gets bigger! Did you already knew this? I found it out only one year ago and couldn’t wait to find out if it was true, and it definitely is, as you can see even from the two pictures!
Day 5 - 8 Jul 2021
Content: The best coffee ever? You can find it at Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè! Did you know that the Nespresso coffee was invented thanks to this one? A tourist came here in 1996, tried this coffee and then decided to create the Nespresso! Wow! Definitely check this out!
Content: Just a few steps away from the Cafè, there’s one of the must-see of Rome: the Pantheon, that is widely praised for its feats of architecture and concept of space! The oculus, the only source of natural light in the Pantheon, is a round opening in the centre of the dome! Monumental tombs are set into the walls of Pantheon, including that of the artist Raphael! The entrance is free, but there’s always a little queue, so be aware of that!
Content: The best pizza Romana? You can try at Bonci! One of the most famous places to try an authentic Italian flavour! You can hear the crunch at the first bite, and you will immediately fall in love with it! Try this out!
Content: We had dinner at Il Chianti, just a few step away from the Trevi Fountain! We tried the typical Tuscan Tagliere and it was really good (and I’m Tuscan, so I know what I’m talking about 😂)! Recommended!
Content: One of my all time favourites in Rome: the Trevi Fountain! It is tradition during your citytrip Rome to throw a coin into the fountain – keep your eyes closed and throw the coin into the water over your left shoulder using your right hand, so don’t forget to do it!
Day 6 - 9 Jul 2021
Content: Visit Castel Sant’Angelo near Vatican City! The ticket is about 15€ but I guarantee you that it’s worth it, because there’s so much to visit inside of it, and it even has an amazing view over the city! Definitely recommended!
Content: Go straight from Castel Sant’Angelo and take a picture in Via dell’Arco dei Banchi, with the starry sky! This used to be the place where the market was!
Day 6 - 9 Jul 2021
Content: Visit one of the most little country in the world: Vatican City,! There moms so much to visit here and you should definitely book in advance your tickets, if you want to avoid waiting for hours under the sun!
Day 6 - 9 Jul 2021
Content: Visit these churches: Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola and Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi (where you can see some of Caravaggio works)
Content: Walk along the banks of the River Tiber (lungotevere) and get lost in the many little streets, Rome will always surprise you with its overwhelming beauty! Bye bye Rome, it’s always a pleasure to see you! Till next time! ❤️