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Rome 2

Rome or Roma in Italian is a wonderful city to walk around. There is good and safe public transportation but if you enjoy walking, you can walk everywhere in Rome. The food and wine are first class. Of course you can find great pastas and pizzas but Rome has so much more to offer including great fish.

This is my second VLOG on Rome and brings the familiar places and some not so familiar. I hope you enjoy this video and get to experience Roma!

Come walk with us around this amazing capital city. Watch my YouTube video below and discover Rome and these sites:

  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain,
  • Temple of Hadrian
  • Pantheon,
  • Campo dei Fiori,
  • Old Rome,
  • Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verita),
  • Aristo Campo Trattoria in Trastevere,
  • Saint Peter’s Basilica,
  • Vatican City Museum & Sistine Chapel,
  • Colosseum,
  • Arch of Constantine,
  • Pizzaria San Marco,
  • Orvieto,
  • Tivoli,
  • Villa Borghese and the Museum,
  • Trolley ride in Rome.

 

-George

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Should Rome be Done in 4 Days or Less?

Castel Sant' Angelo, Roma.

Castel Sant’ Angelo, Roma. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In my humble opinion … NO! Rome is more than a city, more than a tourist destination, more than the sum of its parts. Rome is about the sights, the buildings, the ruins, the architecture, the people, the food and the wine. It is life. When you visit Rome take time to know it. Forget visiting 10 Italian cities in two weeks. Visit Rome for a week. You can take two side trips: 1) Orvieto and 2) Pompeii. Walk the city, watch the people, eat the food (not at tourist places) and drink the wine. Watch as families break for a long lunch and walk together afterwards. Savor the smells of the food, the tastes. This is Rome. The Rome I love.

The monuments are important but they are not what makes Rome a wonderful city. It’s the people, the architecture, the small streets and the hustle bustle of a big city. Try not to go in July or August. It is too hot. August is European vacation time and everything is expensive and crowded. May or September are better summer months to enjoy Rome. We also went Christmas week and saw a new side of Rome. The lights, the festivities and the decorations.

Travel light, Don’t take tours and enjoy yourself. Become a Roman even if it’s for only a week.

George & Jo Ann

 

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Small Streets

English: The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

English: The Pantheon in Rome, Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We love walking small streets in Rome or most small Italian cities. Many of these streets are pedestrian only. They can be crowded in the summer but wonderful off season. Never go to Europe in August. Everyone is off that month and everything is hot & crowded. We were in Rome for New Years eve and day. WOW what a fun place to be. We wore jackets but it wasn’t really cold. Everyone was drinking champagne and enjoying themselves. These streets look abandoned late at night as all the shops are closed but during business hours they are magical with activity. Find your favorite city, restaurant and tourist attraction and enjoy it.

 

 

a Hotel Trevi - 05

George & Jo Anne

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