Rome May 2015 - Day 1

11.3.17

Hey Guys! Like I promised I'm back with a new travel related post :) I'm gonna tell you about my trip to Rom in May 2015. 

I went with four friends from uni for 4 days to the capital of Italy. We found a pretty cheap flight from Memmingen to Rome Ciampino for 20€ each flight. As accomodation, we had an airbnb in Trastevere for 4 nights, 70€ each of us. The flat wasn't huge, but very lovely and totally acceptable for the stay. 

We landed at I think 10pm in Rome and took a taxi to the flat. Here's the first #Tip: Look for a nice taxi driver because we had a very unfriendly one (and I still think he screwed us since he didn't follow the instructions of the GPS)

Well the next day, we first went to a supermarket nearby and bought our breakfast as well as some bread for lunch. After that, we took the Tram to the city centre. We left the tram and it's final destination in front of the Piazza Venezia.

It's a very beautiful square with the impressive Altare della Patria, also known as the Vittoria Emmanuele II monument. It's in front of the Venezia Palace and it's the place where two of the ost important streets of Rome meet: The Via del Corso and Via dei Fori Imperiali.

Piazza Venezia and the Monumento Vittorio Emmanuele II

After being in the Altare della Patria, we went further in direction to the Forum Romanum. Walking down the Via dei Fiori Imperiali, you get to see some excavations which feels so unreal if you remember that they are about 2000 years old...


Mercato Di Traiano

When we arrived at the Forum Romanum, we bought the Roma Pass, which is Tip #2. The Roma Pass costs 34€ and can be used for 3 days. It gives you two free entries to any monument, plus reduced entrance for the other monuments you visit in this three days. Also, it's a three-day-ticket for the local traffic. 

Forum Romanum from the Palantine Hill

The Forum Romanum is absolutley worth a visit, since it's so breathtaking looking at these ancient buildings and excavations... I was even feared touching anything :D
Tip #3 is going up the Palantine Hill to the Farnese Gardens. Besides of the magnificant garden itself, which is a lovely place to have a picnic and relax, it's also a perfect spot to have a look from above to the Forum Romanum and the backside of the Altare della Patria. But look for the pigeons! (two of my friends had the pleasure to be shit on lol)

Colosseo

After lunch, we went on to the Colosseo, which is as amazing as the Forum Romanum. Once again, we used the Roma Pass and used the second free entry. 


We then took the metro from the Colosseo Station to Spagna Station so that we reached Piazza di Spagna and the famous Spanish Steps.


Piazza di Spagna e Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti


But as you can see in the photo there were a looot of people so we didn't sit down for a lot of time, but decided to walk to the Piazza del Popolo. But we didn't go through the Via del Bambuino, but went up the Spanish Steps and strolled through the Via Gabriele D'Annunzio. There we had a great view over Rome and also got to see the Villa Medici (at least from the outside)

View from Via Gabriele D'Annunzio

Unfortunately, the obelisk was being restored, so we couldn't see his whole beauty (The same happened to the famous Trevi Fountain so we didn't visit it... What I really regret!!)

Piazza del Popolo

After lingering around the Piazza del Popolo, we went to a nice little café and enjoyed a typical italian caffè. Then we walked through the shopping street Via del Corso back to Piazza Venezia where we took our tram back home. On this evening, we cooked ourselves and enjoyed rice, vegetables and prawns 😋

So that's it for the first day, Day 2 and 3 will follow soon :) Just leave in the comments if you liked it and if you want to know anything more about Rome :) Did any of you have been to Rome and has something more to add? 


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