3 days in Rome. A city in which playing tourist is always the right thing regardless of the number of times you’ve been there. Why? Because you can always find something new. One of my favorite movies with Audrey Hepburn – ‘Roman Holiday’, is shot there. If you watch it before you go there, you will get even more excited about the places you visit!
This was my second time in the capital of Italy and we encountered a few new places. I won’t share everything and bore you, of course. But here are the highlights of our trip!
- Vatican Museums & Vatican City
I booked our tickets beforehand to skip the queue. Our tour was the ‘Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel’. We went there at around 11 a.m. and spent half a day. From Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece to the Roman Empire – an immense collection amassed by Popes throughout the centuries. That’s the place where you will see the Rooms of Raphael, works by Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel. And at the end – San Pietro at its finest. If you like museums, this place is a must-see!
My favorite neighborhood in Rome. Cosy narrow streets, cute cafés & restaurants, small bookstores – it’s all so Italian! Whenever I think of this place, I’m reminded of the smell of wine and my favorite ravioli with truffle! If you want to visit the best restaurant in Trastevere – go to ‘La Scala in Trastevere’. Perfect after a long day at the Vatican Musems, for example.
- Fontana di Trevi
One of the top locations in Rome. If you want to miss the enormous crowds, wake up early. The photos below are taken at around 8-9 in the morning. There were quite LESS people than during the other parts of the day.
- Spanish Steps
One of the places where ‘Roman Holiday’ is shot. The monumental stairway contains 135 steps and is like a magnet for crowds (yes, that’s the mostly used word in this post). But again – it is a must-see. Down the slope are located a lot of luxury fashion brands. So why not window shop or even better – have a glance inside the stores. You might find something worth buying (or dreaming).
- Piazza Navona and nearby
Located not far from th Spanish steps, Piazza Navona is a lovely place to relax after a stroll around the city. It follows the form of the open space of the stadium, built during the first century.
- The Colloseum at night
I’m more than sure that you don’t need further information about this sight. But seeing it at night is probably just as glamorous (and less crowded) than during the day!