10 Things to do in Rome
- Start off with Colosseum and pasta
Once you are done basking in awe of Colosseum in sweltering rush of tourists and summer sun. You will realize that you are hungry and thirsty. Luckily we had a food connoisseur among us , and she found probably the best restaurant around Colosseum.It was our day 2 in Rome and we were fell head over heels over Roman pasta.
Sapori e Delizie| Via Giovanni Lanza, 102 |00184 Roma, Italy
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2) “Not Only Bread”, Panini near Piazza Novenna
Roberto Vitaliano makes the best of Panini and Bruschetta, with garden fresh herbs and best of cheese. Well its always good to have a foodie in a travel group, she took us to best of eatries around Rome.
Not Only Bread |Via di Parione, 30. Rome (RM)
3) Have pasta at Pastificio, near Spanish Steps
It started raining when we were around spanish steps. Again inadvertently we stumbled across this age old shop, which had been selling pasta since 1918. And was that cheap at 2 euro a serving.
8 Via della Croce, Rome | Piazza di Spagna, 00187Rome, Italy
4) Visit catacombs
There are couple of catacombs in Rome, the one we went to was outside the city. It gave an immense history of how Christianity came into existence and before King Augustus proclamation was largely considered a pagan religion.
5) Drink water from sprouts
6) Don’t buy souvenir from Colosseum indoor shop
Or as a matter of fact from indoor shops. You will get a better deal from souvenir shops. I ended up paying 5 euro for a 1 euro colosseum souvenir. But at least I got this shot.
7) Visit history of finance in National Museum of Rome
Although the National museum of Rome is a smaller one. But the underground level has excellent history of finance.
8) Gelato at Old Bridge Gelateria in Vatican
Via Della Scala, 70, 00153 Roma, Italy
9) Tiramisu at Pompeii
Our airbnb superhost was quick to recommend best Tiramisu place in Rome — Pompeii. Do try it.
10) Take fast trains to Tuscany
And when you are bored of too many monuments or sweltering summer heat of Rome. Head to Tuscany.