1. COMFORTABLE SHOES
Wear comfortable shoes, because you’ll have a lot of walking to do ( Rome is huge).
Be aware of your belongings, there are pocket thieves at every corner of the street (I personally saw one trying to snatch my friend’s wallet out of her purse, luckily, we noticed on time and prevent this from happening).
3. SKIP THE LINES
There are always big lines of people waiting outside the Colosseum (one of the main attractions), you can try to negotiate a price with the tour guides waiting outside that have a ” way” of getting you in faster and smoother -for approx. 30€ (including the information offered)
4. MAP OR SNAP
Buy a map, make sure you don’t miss anything. It’s easy to get lost in Rome, although, if you have a romantic partner, I encourage it 🙂
5. HAVE WINE AND PIZZA AND SPAGHETTI AND GELATO
Come on, you are on holiday, life itself should be an adventure of senses and discoveries, right?
Being always on diet it’s not cool, the society opinions change every
decade now and then, being ourselves it’s the only way to keep it real. (Don’t miss the “stracciatella” flavoured ice cream, it’s one of the top 5 in Italy)
6. THROW A COIN at Trevi Fountain
Don’t forget to make a wish @ fontana di trevi. The legend says you’ll be back to Rome if u fly that coin in the fountain so make sure you do it.
7. VISIT THE VATICAN
It’s just there, inside Rome, so why not take a look?
The Pope (Pope Francis) is always around to bless the crowds and he seems like a nice guy.
Don’t miss the baked chestnuts, especially in the cold season. What a treat !
Rome is really as they say, a “live museum”. Everywhere you turn you’ll be mesmerised by the beautiful buildings, statues, art. I would recommend a small pocket travel book guide, for a better understanding of the historical dimension and meaning of what your eyes are seeing.
10. ENJOY A real COFFEE
Maybe I should have started with this one, cause for sure you’ll need a lot of energy to explore all that Rome has to offer.
But it’s never too late to lay back, relax and enjoy la dolce vita with one of the famous Caffè Macchiato !