Monica's Rome Guide
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I've been to Rome numerous times so this blog post will continue to be updated as we visit more in the future too.
If you only have two days in Rome, like we did when I went with my Fiance (boyfriend at the time) in July 2022, then you must get a Vespa. We only had 2 days, and Rome is HUGE so he was on a mission to show me most of the city in 48 hours. He accomplished his mission and we managed to make our flight.
There is so much to see in Rome so I would highly recommend going there for a week so that you aren't rushing around. I'm not much of a sucker for touristy things. I really like to stay places for a period of time where I can just walk around the city and be a local for a day.
We always stay: St Regis, Rome. This hotel NEEDS to go on your bucket list. Words cannot describe this hotel. For videos, go to my Instagram highlight 'Rome.'
THE VESPA TOUR DATE MY MAN TOOK ME ON:
Janiculum Hill (Colle del Gianicolo), Botanical Garden of Rome (Orto Botanico) and Garibaldi Monument (Piazzale Garibaldi): This is the highest hill in Rome and gives you full views of the city and I would recommend going at sunset as it was gorgeous!
Via Appia Antica (Appian Way): this felt like we were in the mountains of Tuscany but in reality, we were in Rome. It's one of the oldest and most famous roads in Rome and the landscape is to die for.
The Vatican & Vatican City. The streets are beautiful and I loved the drive over there!
Drive around The Colosseum (and/or go in it). Again, just driving there was a dream because everywhere is gorgeous in Rome!
Piazza Vienna, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and all the other main monuments are obviously a must too.
- 70 Anni
- The Gelatist
- Gelateria La Romana
- L'Angolo di Napoli - Gluten free pizza available
- Tritone 1884 - Authentic Italian food with the most beautiful traditional atmosphere
- Dal Bolognese Roma
- Ristorante Dillà
- Ristorante Fuocolento
- Go shopping near the Spanish Steps. (I will say, Rome shopping is crap compared to Paris. The stock always seems to be so low especially on shoes - i'm a size 41). But none the less, the cute stress are to die for!
- Walk around the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
- Relax at Villa Borghese park
- Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
- Visit the Ruins - make sure you book the colosseum and ruins in advance and don't go as a 'group' or on a tour because the lines are 10000x longer that the 'individual' lines
- Take a stroll through the historic center, visiting the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon.
- Visit the Pantheon, one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome
- Walk, walk and WALK! The city is full of wonders and the only way that you're going to come across them is if you WALK.
If you've been to Rome, or are from there, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional suggestions for me to check out next time I'm there to add to the list!