Things to see...
The Trevi Fountain
If you don't see anything else, make sure that you see The Trevi Fountain. It is a huge, beautiful fountain that looks amazing both at day and night, although it can get very busy with tourists. There are also some great bars and restaurants along the little side streets leading to the fountain.
It took 30 years to build and was finally finished in 1762, Nilcola Salvi was commissioned by the Pope at the time to work on the Trevi fountain. Construction started in 1732 and Salvi sadly died in 1751 meaning that he never saw it finished.
The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre was where gladiators would fight each other and even wild animals. Thousands of spectators would come to watch, the colosseum could hold between 50,000 to 80,000 people. Since it was built in 70-80 AD it is amazing that it is still standing!
The Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps as seen in Audrey Hepburn's Roman Holiday (image below). There are 135 steps to be exact! They were built to link the Trinità dei Monti church at the top of the steps and the Spanish Square below. This is the place to go for shopping, as there are many high fashion designer brands stores in the square.
Vatican City is an independent state located in the city of Rome. The borders are just 1.9 miles long and a population of only 1,000 people, home to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church headquarters.
Within the Vatican are many religious and cultural sites such as St. peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. They feature some of the world's most famous paintings and sculptures.
Things to do...
- Rent Bikes, it is really easy through the oBike app. Rome has thousands of yellow bikes dotted all over the city, all you need to do is scan the QR code on the bike and off you go. It's only 50c per 30mins, this makes getting around a lot quicker and you get to see a different side to Rome.
- Ride in a tuk tuk, we rode in a tuk tuk from the Colosseum to the Trevi fountain and it was only 15 euros and the guy was great.
- Get a caricature done by the Trevi fountain
- Explore the streets of Trastevere, this is the old town and more where the locals live, rather than a touristy area. The quaint streets and restaurants allow you to see what Rome is really like, plus it really comes alive at night!
- Eat lots of pizza and pasta!
Places to eat..
The Mirror, Trastevere.
Amazing cocktails and bar staff
I Sofa di Vla Giulia, Rooftop bar.
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