surprising places in rome

Rome itinerary, days 6 and 7: Surprising places in Rome

It was a rainy Tuesday when we found ourselves close to the end of our Rome holiday. But the sad weather didn’t stop us: we took the subway to Termini and started to look for an umbrella. There were still some surprising places in Rome, just waiting for us! Oh, I think I forgot to mention this: you know how there are some people, like myself, who collect magnets from the places they visit? Well, Mathieu collects umbrellas. So he is very excited when he gets a rainy day when he is traveling: a new umbrella! From Termini station, happily covered …

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Rome holiday itinerary, day 5: More things to do in Rome

As we were getting closer to the end of our Rome holiday, we had more time to spare for unplanned things.  And we ended up wondering what is there to do in Rome after all the places we had already been to. So on Monday morning, we were back on the subway, heading to Ottaviano once again. When we visited the Vatican, we walked by Museo Leonardo Da Vinci Experience, and I promised Mathieu we’d go back to visit it before we go back home. So come on, let’s jump in and show you what are the other things to do in Rome …

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rome piazzas

Rome holiday itinerary, day 4: Discovering Rome piazzas

Day four of our Rome Holiday was for discovering the Eternal City by visiting Rome piazzas. Therefore, we started our morning away from the center of the Italian Capital. We took the subway to Piazza del Popolo, where we wanted to enjoy our breakfast while admiring the twin basilicas and doing some people watching. Piazza del Popolo Having breakfast in Piazza del Popolo was kind of a bad decision. We left the terrace of Canova starving: we waited a long time, yet nobody came to take our order. So we went across the piazza, to Rosati. Here, we managed to eat. But we spent …

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rome historical center

Day 3 in Rome: Exploring more of Rome’s historical center

Although we started the third day of our Rome holiday early, it was less intense than our second day. However, it was every bit as wonderful. After all, we were about to explore some more of Rome’s historical center! The plan was to start with the Pantheon. But, surprise-surprise, we set off to conquer Rome too early and the Pantheon was still closed! So we had some time to slowly wake up and truly become all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Breakfast by Piazza della Rotonda in Rome’s historical center We had skipped breakfast, thinking we could have something to eat after visiting …

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Rome holiday itinerary, day 2: Walking from Vatican City to Trastevere

If you thought we covered a lot on the first day, think again! The second day of our Rome holiday was probably the toughest, but also the most amazing. We walked from Vatican City to Trastevere, starting early in the morning, and finishing after nightfall. However, we took plenty of breaks to enjoy Rome’s beautiful views, grab a bite or have a drink. I feel like I have to warn you in advance, though. If you plan to go walking from Vatican City to Trastevere it will take you more than 12 hours to cover everything we’ve done. And while there …

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rome holiday itinerary

Rome holiday itinerary, day 1: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

This year both Mathieu and I turn 30. For his birthday, in April, I wanted to do something special and go travel somewhere together. He had never been to Italy, which I love, so, in the end, I decided on a Rome holiday.  This involved a lot of planning: there’s so much to see in Rome and there were so many places I wanted to show him! However, I allowed plenty of time to just enjoy the moment, stop for a drink or whatever else we felt like doing in The Eternal City. By the way, do you know why is …

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