In Roma, I did invest in a Hop-on-hop-off bus ticket (which I highly recommend for any city you visit; it’s a great way to get your bearings and to see what the city has to offer – and you can go back and see what you’re interested in later); we spent an afternoon doing a full loop of the city. It also offers great photo opportunities.
We did do an awful lot of walking in Roma and after the extensive walking we did in the Vatican, we ventured out and explored, pretty much just following our noses. We managed to visit:
the Trevi fountain,
Piazza Navona (which we later returned to and took a look at the underground, where the remains of the Stadium of Domitian exist).
Our last full day in Roma (and it rained all day) we visited the church that sits at the top of the Spanish Steps – Trinita dei Monti.
We walked aimlessly through Villa Borghese park – saw some famous people:
We went to the Villa Medici – guided tour only available.
There is so much to see in Rome – it’s a big, old city. Here’s a few random shots:
One other thing we managed to do, and that was do a pasta making class at a local restaurant. It was great fun and I can’t wait to try making my own.
Because it rained so much, we were a little limited in what we were able to see and do in Roma and we didn’t get to see The Forum or Palatine Hill. Maybe next time (I did throw a coin in the Trevi fountain after all)!
And just because I like squirrels – I’ll sign off this post with an Italian squirrel: