Rome Is Where the Heart Is

Oh Rome, My Rome!

I always love the city of Rome, and honestly, i haven’t yet visited ALL the lovely places here. My first time in Rome, we spent 4 days/3 nights and the second time, we spent 3 days/2 nights. Yet, it was never enough. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, it shouldn’t be visited in a day either. But, of course, if you really have only one day in Rome, you can at least visit the famous spots. If you are coming from the main train station (Roma Termini), you can just easily get to places by subway trains. Each famous spots got train stops. You will never get lost.

I’m not an expert in travel guide and details. Just check out the real travel advisories and all. I just want to share some of my favorite places I’ve been in Rome.

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Roman Forum
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Fountain below the Spanish Steps
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Vittorio Emmanuele Monumentale

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You’d better lace up your comfortable shoes because Rome can be roamed by merely walking. Well, if you’re tired and all, there’s always the public bus to hop on. You just need to buy first the bus tickets, otherwise, the bus inspector will fine you out. Near the Colosseum, you can see the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum). It is the central area where the Roman empire took place: commerce, business, and administration of justice.

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Spanish Steps
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Top of the Vittorio Emmanuele Monumentale
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Fountain of Four Rivers in Piazza Navona

I would advise you to go first to the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) if you want to have your picture taken, tossing a coin with the great view of the fountain behind you when there’s no big crowd yet. We were there around 8:30am, so there are few people that time. After tossing a coin and making a wish, the streets beyond the fountain contain Rome’s most chic shopping spots leading all the way up to the Spanish Steps (Piazza della Spagna). The Spanish steps, once a year in the summertime, host a famous fashion show, and they are used for catwalks.

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Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)

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The Pantheon

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Roman Colosseum or Coliseum, is originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. If you want to go inside, the full ticket costs €15.50. You will find a lot of “gladiators” outside for picture taking. It’s not free, you will need to at least “donate” for their effort of standing all day with that gladiator suit. If you travel at summer season, i would i advise you bring your own bottled waters and some snacks. The rolling stores near the Colosseum costs too much!

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Notice those holes. It was from the big clamps they used to restore the colosseum.

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Rome is a city that is best savored slowly, so if you can’t really stay longer than a day, choose the best places to explore, and don’t forget to get yourself a cup of cappuccino, and a scoop of gelato. If you tossed that coin in Trevi Fountain, then let the legend has it that you’ll be guaranteed another visit in the future.
Toss a coin at the Trevi Fountain then make a wish. They say you will be back again here in the future.
I did come back!

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– – – Until our next adventure – – ->

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2 thoughts on “Rome Is Where the Heart Is

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