I feel like Rome is one of those cities you either love or hate. We personally LOVED it. There’s a lot of sightseeing in Rome, so I’m going to focus on that in my next three posts.
While researching things to see and do in Italy, I noticed a lot of people stress over Rome, and I have to be honest, I don’t get it. We practically did all the major sightseeing in one day, and we didn’t book a single admission ticket ahead of time.
Sure, I’ll admit going this route was a little risky on our part, with it being summer and all. While we did wait on some significant lines, they moved rather quickly. And even though I didn’t stress, I did plan.
There’s a difference.
I used Google maps to plan our routes/sightseeing. It was so easy, and a lot better than most of the guidebooks. Seriously, Google Maps was integral. A huge part of the success we had during our day sightseeing in Rome was thanks to them.
Rome’s metro is really easy to navigate. Neither of us speak Italian, but the metro machines offer an English option. It was easy. So yeah, navigating Rome on your own = no big of a deal!
So here we go, some recapping!
We started our biggest day of sightseeing at Piazza Popolo.
Thanks to Google Maps, it was easy to see in advance that the piazza was a short walk to the Spanish Steps, which we hit next.
I quickly became obsessed with the cute streets of Rome, and it’s easy to see why. I loved the cobblestone and how everything leads to a piazza. Adorable!
We were up and out so early that the Spanish Steps were practically empty!
Next, we made our way to the Trevi Fountain.
Since we spent so much money on unused travel books, I did bring one just in case. Here is the ONE TIME we used it – to find the name of a specific street.
Honestly, I was expecting to have to push our way in order to see the Trevi Fountain up close. I was so beyond pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the experience was. Not to mention, the Trevi Fountain was hands down my favorite thing Rome had to offer. I adored it. I could sit there all day and be a happy camper. Although, while we didn’t spend all day here, we sure did sit and soak in the amazing atmosphere.
Here’s to our next trip to Rome!
Stay tuned for more from Rome!