Hi everyone, sometimes, while walking down the street.. I get lost. But I don’t mind, because apparently all roads lead to Rome! And where better to end up then in Rome, right?
Once a year, my family and I make a short trip somewhere to have a bit of US-time… Which, obviously, I adore! So this time, I didn’t just end up in Rome, but we had planned it in advance.
Our hotel “Profumo Maison d’Hôtes” was perfectly placed, just near the Colosseum. So we’d be able to see the Colosseum just by looking outside our window! The staff was very nice and helpful, and our rooms were pretty close to a perfect example of how hotel rooms should be! Clean, cute and amazingly beautiful.
When we’re on a holiday, we like to do as much as possible by foot. You’d be able to learn your way around and you’ll see so much more than you’ll ever will on a bus or in a metro! And although Rome might be big, everything is still near to each other. You’d be able to walk from the Colosseum to Vatican City in just one hour… not including the shopping street you’ll be walking through. Which made it a trip of 7 hours for us. Although, I guess none of us mind!
Which are the must sees of Rome?
- Colosseum (and its gardens)
- Vatican City (Sint-Peter’s basilica)
- Fontana De Trevi
- Spanish stairs
- Forum Romanum
- Piazza Navona
- Sistene Chapel
- Vatican museums
- Angels Bridge/Castle
- Piazza Venezia
- Catacombs of Rome
- The little astonishing drink/eat/play area you’ll find near the riverside by night
- Shoppingarea (last but not least)
And yes, they’re all on just a few minutes apart! You’ll even be amazed by everything you’ll walk by. Because, there’s always an astonishing, beautiful building waiting for you on every corner of the street. Which made Rome even more breathtaking for me than it already was! Like I’ve teleported myself to another dimension. So, why take transportation if you’d be able to be in the middle of the action?
After exploring these amazing monuments, locations and breathtaking architecal works, we were glad to go for a nice diner near our hotel. If I can give you one advice about food, it’ll be this: Italians do NOT eat before 20h… So if you’d like amazing good Italian food, than please look for a place that doesn’t open before 20h and that only offers a few dishes (the more dished they have, the more change you’ll have that it’s not all freshly made)! It’ll be the best Italian food (in between real Italian people) that you’ll ever eat… And if you’re not able to decide where to go to… Two tips: The little (almost) invisible place near “Profumo Maison d’Hôtes”, where the suggestions look so good that you’d like to eat all of them… and “Propaganda” near the Colosseum. A lovely French looking restaurant with traditional (really fresh) Italian food. Both perfectly perfect endings of your busy day in Rome!
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