I’m lucky, I’ve gotten to go to Rome a few times recently and have stayed and explored in different parts of the city which is why I have compiled this little list of things That I Love To Do In Rome and you might love them too!
- Eating a Gelato. Do not pay more than 3 euros for two scoops. If you do, you are being ripped off. Do not do that. When you do get gelato make sure to get it in a cone and eat it while you walk around. Look at everything and at no one so you can lick in peace.
- Walking until my feet hurt. If you are able, put the comfy shoes on and forgo the 7 euro 24-hour public transportation pass and walk instead. Most tourist attractions are within walking distances of one other. Not only is it a great way to see the city but you stumble upon things that you would have missed otherwise. When you are tired and need to rest your weary feet, make sure to stop at a café, get a drink (or gelato #2) and rest. Walk until you are moody and then take the metro back to wherever you are staying.
- Villa Borghese gardens. Go when you don’t have anywhere to be as it is Rome’s 3rd largest park in the city. Rent a bike and cycle all around or walk. Admire the very tall and pretty pine trees. Again, maybe get a gelato. I stumbled upon this place and I am so glad I did. It is also a great place to take pictures.
- Eating Carbonara. I love Carbonara so when you are Rome, just eat it. I don’t care where but just eat it. It’s a Roman classic and it’s delicious.
- Having an aperitif at café bar and if weather permits doing it outside. Enjoy people watching as you sip on your Aperol and enjoy a mini meal.
- Throwing a coin in Trevi Fountain. I know, people think this place is overrated and a total tourist trap but guess what, IT’S OKAY TO BE A TOURIST. There is something fun and hopeful about Trevi and whether you believe in the myth of it or not, I always find myself tossing a coin in. A little tip, enter on the left-hand side as it is never as crowded for some reason and the view is just as good.
- Getting lost. Whenever I go to Rome and I get lost I have always discovered something from a breathtaking view of the Vatican at a distance to a direct and cheaper train to the bus station or even just a good place to get food or a really pretty corner to take a picture of.
What would make it onto your list of things you love to do in Rome? Tell me below!