As promised,last week we talked about food, and this week we are talking about things to do in Rome.
Last time we were in Rome, we visited the typical sights one goes to with limited time and the notion that this may be your one-and-only opportunity to see Rome.
We did the Trevi Fountain, Vatican, Colloseum, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Vittorio Emmanelle, Campodoglio, and the usual nightitme passaagiata around all of the monuments at night including the Gianicolo Hill.
We did a lot of running in a short amount of time. About three days to be exact.
This trip will be a very different ballgame.
This trip, we will have seven days to explore. We will have a more relaxed visit. We will throw meeting new friends in the mix.
Of course, there will be time for some sightseeing.
We will again visit the Pantheon. It was one of our favorites. Other things that are a must do this time include a more in depth visit to the Forum, a morning of flea marketing at the Porta Portese, a stroll along the Appain Way, a visit to the Borghese Gardens and the Baths of Caracalla, which reportedly have some damage due to the recent earthquake.
This time we will spend more time wandering aimlessly and taking random photos of the beauty all around us. Photos of Italian doors, Vespas, streetsigns, terracotta facades and fountains.
We will spend time strolling the tiny-cobbled streets of Trastevere, the picturesque Via Giulia and the Isola Tiber, the tiny land mass that sits in the river.
Still up in the air, however, are visitng the Bocca della Vertià, Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary, the Capuchin Crypt.
I think we have more than enough to keep us busy yet again!
What is one of your favorite things to see/do in Rome? And if you haven't been yet- what would be your first must-see?