Lives in Wichita, Kansas
Since Jun 2010
25-34 year old female
Historic Walking Areas
Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Churches & Cathedrals
Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Art Museums
Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Cemeteries
The architecture and art were beautiful. The walk to the top is filled with many stairs, but the view from the top is worth the effort. Great view of the river and the Vatican.
Via dei Coronari is a one of the major districts for antique shopping available.
Beautiful outdoor market. Fun to explore the many shops and discover different Italian only items.
This is a beautifully sculpted fountain in the Piazza Navonna. Piazza Navonna is filled with shops and restaurants and is a nice stop in between other attractions.
There is no entrance fee to the Pantheon. The dome inside is an architectural wonder!
It is said that if you throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, that you ensure your return to Rome. So don't forget your coin!
A must see - the iconic Spanish Steps as seen in Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Additionally, the home of John Keats, the English poet, is situated at the base of the steps.
If there is only one place you visit in Rome, make it the Colosseum. It is an amazing marvel of art, architecture, and history. A guided tour is not required, although there are many companies offering tours. Be sure to visit every level!
Beautiful ruins full of history that span over a large area. Palatine Hill covers a large area and makes for a great walk on a nice day. It is located right next to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and guided tours are offered for a combination of the three. An self-guided audio tour is also available.
Located in the valley next to Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum showcases some incredible architecture. Guided tours are available for the forum and Palatine Hill.
Admittedly, the Bocca della Verità is a cheesy tourist trap. Supposedly, the mouth is a lie detector - if you tell a lie while holding your hand in the mouth, your hand will be bitten off. Nowadays, you stand in line, pay your two euros, and take your one picture. But oh what a picture you get!
Trastavere is a neighborhood in Rome. It's slightly off the beaten path, and is home to locals, rather than tourists. We stumbled upon this neighborhood while looking for Almost Corner Bookshop (Via del Moro 45), a British run bookshop. Needless to say, we decided to get lost and ending up finding a restaurant where no English was spoken and the pasta was magnificent. It can be a bit of effort to get here, as no metro stations are present. But there are bus lines here that originate at Termini, and the walk over the Tiber was refreshing.
We stumbled upon this magnificent church while wandering around Trastevere, a wonderful neighborhood. The interior is stunning.
Oh, Pizzarium. Also known as Bonci, It's a small restaurant hidden away by Vatican City, near the Cipro metro stop. There is no real indoor seating, just a couple of bar stools against the counter by the entrance. The pizza here is indescribable. It was the best pizza I had in Rome, in Italy, and quite possibly the best I've ever had.
The heart of Vatican City. It is accessible by guided tour, or you can get there very early to join the queue. Don't miss seeing the Pietà by Michelangelo.
The iconic ceiling by Michelangelo of the Sistine Chapel is not to be missed. It can be seen after touring St. Peter's Basilica.
The Roman Necropolis, otherwise known as the Scavi, is a tour of the catacombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica. Only approximately 250 people are allowed to tour each day, and it is recommended to book VERY early (up to 6 months in advance). The tour is led by an informative guide, and includes a visit to the tomb of St. Peter.