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What did I get up to during my time in Rome?
Admittedly, due to a flight schedule change, I didn’t have as much time as I had originally planned. But it was enough to see all the main sights. But it proved that even though Rome wasn’t built in a day, you can see most of it in one.
As per usual, my sightseeing was done on foot. It was a bit of a lengthy walk, although theres generally enough to see along the way to make it not too laborious.
As I was staying a few steps from Termini Station, thats obviously where I started. And as thats where the majority of trains/buses arrive from Fiumicino airport, the chances are you’ll be in this area too to begin with.
Heading away from the station, along the main road the first thing of interest you’ll see on the left hand side is the Piazza dell’Equilino.
Carry on in the direction you were heading and before long, you’ll be able to see The Colosseum at the end of a road on the left. Head in that direction to get a good view.
Once you’re done here, head to the right, along another main road. On the right hand side, you’ll pass the Imperial Forum – more specifically the Forum of Augustus. Or at least, what’s left of it.
Carrying on in this direction, you’ll reach the head of the Imperial Forum, which features some buildings that are a lot more in tact.
From here, carry on in the same direction. You’ll leave the road and head through some pathways. Not too far from here is the Trevi Fountain.
Time To Eat!
It’s around this time you might be feeling a little peckish. Luckily, there’s a number of street side cafes and restaurants in this area, so take your pick! I ate at a place called Sugo d’Oro, and it hit the spot nicely. Plus it wasn’t too outrageously priced. Although do remember, you’re still in Rome, so it’s unlikely you’ll find anything that cheap.
Once I had finished eating, it was on to the Spanish Steps.
Heading For The Vatican
Following this, it was through the maze of side streets and out for a walk along the river.
Which at sunset, proved to be more than photogenic.
Crossing over the river at the Supreme Court, you’ll reach Castel Sant’ Angelo.
When I passed through this area, there was a market, despite it getting somewhat late into the evening.
The end of my walk before heading back again came at the Vatican.
Into The Night
After this I was heading back to the hotel via the most direct route possible. Which lead to a few different sites along the way. First off it was a view of the previously mentioned castle from the bridge.
The next point of interest was Piazza Navona. Which was somewhat busy!
As the shop I wanted to visit near The Vatican was closed by the time I reached there, I made my way back to this area.
Rather than walk again, I took the metro. Rather than take the easy option of boarding near Termini Station, I walked to the next station down which was at Piazza Della Repubblica.
As there isn’t a station right at The Vatican, you’ll be making a bit of a walk from the nearest Metro station at Ottavanio. Along the way, there are more than a few places to grab some breakfast. I’ll admit, I’m not entirely sure what the place was called but everything was very tasty. And had a price to match…
After another look at The Vatican in daylight, it was time to head off.
Once I was done here, it was time to head back to the airport, via the Metro and the Leonardo Express.