7.2.18

Rome In 36 Hours

Rome In 36 Hours

Hey everyone,

I'm just back from a short trip to Rome! I want to go back already! This time I traveled with my friend who had never been to Italy before. My dad who is Italian was our tour guide during our stay there. The city isn't built in one day, and you can't see everything in one day either. Rome is for sure one of my favourite cities around the world. Everywhere you look there are beautiful buildings and monuments of thousand years old. There are still many roman discoveries hidden under the ground, but it's impossible to dig them all up. Read further now for some must visits and hotspots in Rome in 36 hours! 

Day 1
On Thursday we packed our bags for our flight from Amsterdam to Fiumicino airport. The flight is only two hours, so it's not very long. When we arrived in the evening, we went to my favourite restaurant to collect pizza. The place is called Mister Pizza and everything is so good there! I defenitely recommend going there if you want something that's affordable and delicious. The one I always go to is located at Via di Torrevechia, close to Parco Delle Mimose, a big park. The next day we decided to go to the Colosseum and the explore the area there. Although I come to Rome a lot, the typical touristic things I hadn't done in a while so it was fun to actually take a picture in front of the Colosseum haha. Because of my dad who studies the history of Ancient Rome, I started to really gain interest in all the stories behind the monuments. It's cool to know why exactly those buildings are remembered so many years later. We also went to a church called Basilica Santi Cosma and Damiano, close to the Roman Forum. In the 4th century this was used as a Roman Temple. I think that the statue in front of the church is beautiful! 

Rome In 36 Hours


Day 2
On the second day of our trip we decided to go to the area of the Italian court of Justice and walk around there to explore the city. We really had a lot of luck with the weather, it was sunny and not too cold! The Italian court is across the theatre called Adriano. Unfortunately when we were there, there weren't any shows. The court is really cool, with a lot of statues and the building itself is very big. What is noticed, is that because Rome is on the top list of and needs to be protected, you see police everywhere. The park in front gives a little bit the feeling of being in Dubai, with the church and the palm trees. You can just go for a jog in the morning there, drink some coffee and relax for a while before going to work. After eating pizza for lunch, we went to the Piazza di Spagna. There is a street nearby called Via Del Corso. If you love shopping, than you will love it. All the famous designers have a boutique in this street. From Prada, to Pinko to Dior they are all there. 

Rome In 36 Hours

Day 3
The time flew by super fast! This day we went to the other part of Rome. First we went to the famous Trevi Fountain. It's always crowed with tourists taking pictures. And so did we, we took the perfect picture to capture a memory to look back on years later. I did see the fountain many years ago, but it's still very nice to see it again. After that we walked towards the Sant Pietro. Every Sunday the pope gives a speech, so it's almost impossible to park your car. After lunch time we went to the square. What I didn't know before, is that the two buildings on both sides of the basilica were built with a purpose. When standing on the main square, it's like the church embraces you. 
Rome In 36 Hours

Rome In 36 Hours




I also prefer to visit Rome during winter or spring, so it's not too hot to walk around the city. 

3 Tips to enjoy Rome like a local
1. Go shopping at Via Del Corso or Vittorio Veneto. These are the streets were all the Romans go to, from designer to the brands like Pull&Bear. 
2. If you like getting out of the business of the city and are looking for some quiet time, the park of Villa Borghese is perfect. It's the largest green park of whole Rome. You have a zoo there, a theatre, a cinema and much more! 
3. Another tip I want to give you is to go to one of the lookout points of Rome. You can enjoy a very cool panoramic view of the city at Orange Garden or at Monte Mario, a view point close to the Olympic Stadium. 

Thank you very much for reading today's post. I hope I made you enthusiastic about Rome! It's a great city and the food is so yummy!!

Question time - Have you ever been to Rome? 
Have a lovely day,
Isabella
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2 comments

  1. Whoa! The place looks so pretty. Rome is on my to-travel list simply because I love Italian cuisine and i want to have Italian food like a true local, haha. I am glad you had fun!

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  2. I love that you got to really explore the city and that the weather was soooo good for yoou guys. Great photos, now I wanna travel!!!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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