Post # 16
I got engaged in Rome! It’s the most amazing city in the world, wonderful choice! Go across one of the many bridges to the Trestevere section, it’s kind of funky and artsy. There’s a great fish restaurant over there. Also, I second the Borghese (someone mentioned it above), it’s AMAZING. But it’s tiny so book tickets in advance. The park around it is also beautiful if you have time to stroll around. We skipped the vatican and the coliseum and opted instead for a full day at the Forum, which we didn’t regret one bit. I am so jealous, wish I could go back!!!
Post # 17
Me and FI went to Rome last year in September and my highlights were:
Colloseum at night, book a tour that takes you onto the “floor” you get a real feel of the atmosphere!
Pantheon, much bigger and grander than expected, well worth the time it takes to locate!
Can’t comment much on the steps or fountain as they were both being refurbished while we were there 😟
Book a skip the line ticket for the Vatican, the queues are stupid crazy, well worth the extra time spent inside rather than queueing. So much to see.
Read the fine print on the tours if your looking at going to pompeii. I could only find 1 that literally drove us there, gave us I think 5 hours there, and drove us back. Many tours will put in other stop-offs that eat away at your pompeii time. Also definitely take up any offer of a tour guide! Everything looks the same, but with a tour guide you get so much more information. Also wear something light, and take a form of shade, you are very exposed to the sun.
Eating wise, the further away from the tourist landmarks you are, the better the food is! Our favourite restaurant was a little place called “f.lli crisciotti” which was right under our hotel. Carbonara to die for!
Edited to add the restaurants business card, I have an unhealthy habit of collecting little mementos like this!
Post # 18
rome was amazing on our honeymon i wish we could have stayed longer. we stayed in a hotel down the street from the colosseum, we could see it from our rooms balcony, it was amazing. Definitely bring comfortable walking shoes, the streets in rome are unforgiving in sandals or heels.
theres SO much to see in rome, just walking the streets in certain areas youll see structures from centuries ago. Food wise, EVERYTHING is good. definitely get gelato and pizza at least once while here, they have little corner pizzza joints everywhere that have the best fresh made pizza.
definitely do pompeii, its a LONG day but so worth it. We didnt particularly enjoy our guide for pompeii so i would say maybe do it on your own, but transportation wise doing it on your own is harder to arrange. So guided tour is the easier route to take for this.
ill agree with people above, the colosseum night tours are incredible compared to the day, we did both.