Rome, Italy


Rome, Italy Overview:

We arrived at night at the Le Rose Bed & Breakfast inn, then prepared our things for the next day. We had to get as much rest as we could as Rome was one of our busiest Itineraries.

Colosseum

The next morning we headed straight to the Colosseum. It’s advisable to go there early to avoid the crowds. When it started to open, we queued up to go inside.

After circling the 2 floors, we made our way out…

Foro Romano

Next destination was Foro Romano, but first we had to find the Bike Rental shop to rent our bikes for getting around. We got our bikes and searched for Foro Romano. When we found it, we parked our bikes then explored around inside.

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona was the next stop. We went there on our bikes then took some pictures.

Pantheon

Nearby was the Pantheon. Looked great outside…

… but looked even better inside.

Piazza del Popolo

We then searched for Piazza del Popolo where we had a restaurant reservation at Dal Bolognese.

After finding the restaurant, they turned us down because of our attire (I was wearing shorts and sandals). We had to go the restaurant next door because we were so hungry.

Turns out the food wasn’t too good… The seafood pasta tasted like chinese noodles cooked with some cheap canned tomato sauce.

There was some commotion about some famous person and the crowds were chanting around him. We later found out that it was the President of Palermo Maurizio Zamparini.

Piazza Spagna

We checked out the Piazza di Spagna and Spanish Steps where there were hordes of Italians rallying. They were all wearing pink shirts, couldn’t make out what they were there for.

Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi was next, and there were hordes of people as well. We took a few pics, then went to a popular gelato store nearby.

Gelato was great, we tried pistachio and honey flavor. The name of the Gelato store is San Crispino’s Gelateria, and it’s quite popular based on what we read.

Galleria Borghese

From there it was a long bike ride to Galleria Borghese. We got there early so we sat down, took a rest, drank some water from the fountain, and chilled. When it was time, we got our tickets and explored our first museum in our Europe trip. Everything was great, but no pictures allowed here.

Pizza Al Taglio – Pizzeria del Secolo

On the way back we went to a recommended pizza al taglio place – Pizzeria del Secolo. The pizza was fantastic, different kinds of flavors that we only encountered in Italy.

Top Bike Rental

We then went back to the bike shop and returned our bikes before closing time. It was a relatively short walk to our inn from there so we went back and rested for a while.

Rome Night Shots

I went out to get some night shots after – Colosseum, Foro Romano, and Fontana di Trevi

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6 Responses to Rome, Italy

  1. kyle says:

    looks amazing….Can’t wait…heading out in Nov.

  2. ron says:

    love the country… hope to visit again this coming year…

  3. thanks for sharing your trip with us! I’m getting ready to go to Europe for three weeks, and was planning on just going to Spain, France, and Italy. I noticed that you only stayed in each Italy city for like one day. Was that enough time? I want to make sure that I experience everything! Also, with the train in Europe, do you have to buy tickets in advance or did you just buy them right before you took the train each time?

    • acestravels says:

      thanks for your comments! we had a relatively hectic schedule for the whole trip so we could see more countries and save in accommodation. it was enough time for us, we had a great time :) . everything was scheduled beforehand. all train tickets, museum passes, etc were all booked in advance. itinerary per day was also set so we could maximize our time in each city. good luck in your trip! hope you have a great time!

  4. Valerie Leon says:

    Would you share how you schedule everything before hand? The websites that helped you the most? We are planning a similar trip this September and I am clueless how to do it.

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