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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Travel Advice: What To Do in Rome

If I would go on explaining the various stuff I got to do in my one week trip to Rome, Italy, It would be better if I opt to writing a book instead.

Remember, I mentioned you need a map, comfortable walking shoes, and a small messenger bag/multi pocket jacket with all necessities of a full day walk. You will do a lot of walking. And I'm proud to say that even though I have eaten nonstop there sometimes a total of 3 meals a day or 2 meals with lots of snacks in between, I haven't gained a single kilo, all thanks to walking. My previous post about Hotel De Russie, mentioned it having a great location. Start with that. Book into a hotel with a great location, so you can get to do lots of walking and exploring.

Places to go things to do:
- Colloseum
- Roman Forum
- Palatine Hill
- Circus Maximus (its not a circus)
- Capitoline Hills
- The Vatican: take Viator's Vatican in One Full Day Trip. You get to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's, St. John, St. Paul, and Santa Maria Maggiori Basilicas.
- Pantheon
- Piazza Navona
- Trevi Fountain
- Spanish Steps
- Via Babuino and Condotti for luxury brand shopping (Spanish Steps area).
- Mouth of Truth
- Trastevere area for dinner.
- Villa Borghese (gardens) and Borghese Gallery (book ahead before travelling).
- The Catacombs
- Piazza del Campidoglio and Capitoline Museum
- Segway ride around Ancient Rome.

I can go on and on with places to visit, but most of the other places I didn't get the names or they were just not worth it. Once you hold the map you can trace other famous piazzas, streets, and sights which you think are worth visiting.

If you want to do some sightseeing outside of Rome, visit Pompeii, the restored Ancient Roman town that was buried under Mount Vesuvius's ashes.

2 comments:

  1. Spanish Steps should only be visited by honeymooners and couples, and not singles or groups of the same sex ;p

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  2. Oh u should know, its not the same romantic place it has been made out to be. Too many tourists, crowded, and a lot of Bengali sellers walking around selling nonsence. Its really sad. After being there, I would never recommend it to honeymooners. My friend who was there on her honeymoon a few days before I was said she hated it! I disagree, I loved Rome.

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