Throwback to the time when I thought it was fashionably acceptable to wear a pink newsboy hat and small red pouch bag.
Rome is one of the worlds most fascinating cities. So historic and filled with so many interesting things to see. This makes it incredibly hard to see just everything in a few days. As I visited Rome a few years ago for a short city break, I want to share with you my tips on what to do when in Rome.
The must see sights
Arcibasilica di san Giovanni
Rome is not entirely lacking churches, but the arcibasilica di san Giovanni is one that blows you away. The church is filled with artwork, whether it’s the paintings on the walls, the ornate high ceilings or the statues that are placed around the church. The arcibasilica di san Giovanni is definitely worth a visit.
One of the 7 wonders of the world. Step inside an iconic part of history and imagine that you were one of the 50,000 spectators watching a show or watching battles between gladiators unfold in front of you. When in Rome, the colosseum is a must.
For the shoppers
Never expect to find a bargain in Rome, but nevertheless window shopping on Via del Banbuino is bliss.
The area around Piazza di Spagna is where you will find all the boutiques.
The big designers will be found on a large part of Via Borgognona.
Other designers are all to be found within a short distance of one another.
The antique shops, as well as several smart restaurant, are to be found in Via Margutta, Via del Corso. The more contemporary designers can be found in Via del Banbuino.
For the eaters
You’re in Italy and Italians are well known for their pizza. So Pinsere Roma is where to buy your pizza of course. The smell from outside the shop is incredible. They offer so many toppings to pick from and they are very cheap.
Did someone say gelato? Gelateria la Romana Roma Ventisettembre is the place to go. They serve the best ice cream in Rome and their cakes look incredible. Even if ice cream isn’t really for your taste bud you should still try it and also the prices are very good and affordable.
Of course there are many other things to see but these are some of my favourites.