In continuation of part 1, here is the part 2 of “What to see in Rome?”. In case you are a new reader , you can read about part 1 here.
I couldn’t say we are a type of travelers who always plan everything out (what to see, where to eat, how to get around). We like to plan our trips roughly, but leave the most of it to momentary inspiration and luck.
The next day we convinced ourselves and got up and left the apartment quite early in the morning. Our next move was to go to one of the local grocery shops to buy ourselves a decent breakfast. Just as we got everything we needed (coffee, croissants and some fruit) we took a stroll to the park and found a nice spot to eat our breakfast.
Just as I am uploading pictures for this post I realized I didn’t take any pictures of our breakfast and I am sorry for that. But the truth is I am trying to “not take pictures of everything” and just enjoy some moments. And I guess that “breakfast in park” was one of them.
7. I can’t say we had planned on HAVING BREAKFAST IN A PARK, it was more of a spontaneous act. We sat on a bench and dug into our food. It was still cold and sitting in the sun, in a foreign city, sipping our coffees and letting sunbeams to warm us up felt really special. Afterwards we explored the park and came across some nice views.
8. WALKING THROUGH THE STREETS OF TRASTEVERE – charming medieval neighbourhood is a must, when in Rome. It offers some beautiful views over the picturesque streets ad houses. Trastevere is also a great place to have a proper Italian meal in one of the numerous restaurants and cafés.
9. And of course we also saw the THE COLOSSEUM, which is no doubt the most visited place in Rome. Again, we didn’t go in, just because you get a pretty decent view over the Colosseum and other roman ruins. But of course, it’s up to you. Whether you are very interested in ancient history, going in and seeing those ruins up close is a must.
10. Second most visited place in Rome goes to FONTANA DI TREVI. Our airbnb was located in the vicinity of the fountain so we went there a couple of times. I have seen this fountain in the pictures before, but wasn’t too moved by it. But as I stood there in front of it, it made an impression. It looks much more majestic in real life, than it appeared on pictures I’ve seen. I suggest seeing the fountain in daylight as well as at night. You will get two different impression of it, the only thing that won’t change are the crowds in front of it.
11. WATCHING SUNSET FROM THE ROOFTOP was definitely a “cherry on top” of the trip. We found a rooftop bar overlooking the city and decided to go there in the evening. As we got there the sun was just starting to sink and the light was amazing. We stood there, gazed into the distance and I could tell each and every one of us got lost in our own thoughts.
It has always been a wish of mine, to travel the world in my twenties. To travel the world with my partner. To travel while I am still young, still have time to do it as frequnetly as possible, while I am still not comitted to a regular job. Now it feels so right to let myself be young, be free and experience the World.