Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Roma: The Eternal City

Roma, Roma, Roma. I've been here a few times growing up but always love returning. This time we stayed in an airbnb right in the heart of the city. In the past I've always came for the day, but if you truly want to see the sights with no rush, taste the local cuisine, and do as the Romans do, there's no better place then staying right in the center of Rome. 

Rome, as with most Italian cities is very walk-friendly. The first day we walked so many steps, and yes were quite in pain by the end of the day... but was all the more of a motivation so we didn't feel guilty eating all of the Carbonara pasta later. Here are the attractions Rome is most famous for and our favorite restaurants we enjoyed during our time here. 


Il Colosseo: The Colosseum is one of the most historic and oldest amphitheaters to still be standing in the world. We took a guided walking tour and entered the way the gladiators did when entering the arena. *Tip: Being that the Colosseum is one of the most popular landmarks in Rome, the lines become very long with tourists and guides. I recommend either going very early in the morning, or taking a guided tour and joining a group with a time slot. 

La Fontana di Trevi: The Trevi Fountain is always as beautiful as I remember it. It does get very crowded in the summer, so we got there really early in the morning around 6:30am so I could get few pretty shots before the city really started to wake up. 

Pantheon: One of the famous landmarks that you'll probably run into as you explore the streets of Rome.

Piazza di Spagna: The Spanish Steps are located at Piazza Trinità dei Monti. It is a very pretty area to walk around and enjoy some window shopping or take a quick espresso break.

Galleria Borghese: The Borghese Art Museum contains sculptures and works of art by artists such as Caravaggio, Canova, and Raphael. You can also visit the beautiful villa gardens.

Booktique: We stumbled upon this cute bookshop as we were strolling and I had to go inside. They have so many cute souvenirs, gifts, cookbooks, and quirky things. I wanted to buy everything!

Food & Dining

Maccheroni: My cousin took us to this restaurant the last time we visited Rome so I had to take my husband to taste the delicious Tonnarelli alla Carbornara this time too. We also tried their Mozzarella di Bufala topped with a fresh Pesto sauce... AMAZING.

Saltimbocca Ristorante: We were strolling along the streets of Rome one night looking for a place to eat dinner, and this little place caught our eye. I loved their Chicken Milanese with a sparkling Aperol Spritz to drink.

Gunther Gelato Italiano: Delicious gelato in the heart of Rome. 


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