via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy After visiting the Borghese gallery, we decided to eat lunch since we woke up early that day to make our appointment. My sister told me she found an amazing restaurant and I still wanted to try a place that had great carbonara because all of the others were not doing it for me! So, once again I blindly listened to her just to be let down, yet again. I think most restaurants in Rome are pretty hard to find, as there are so many turns and small alleyways. But we found this one without too much trouble. When we got there we were only the only people inside the restaurant! For some people, they would take this as a warning – for us, we didn’t. I mean, after all – it had amazing reviews on Tripadvisor! The place itself is beautiful. I loved the little blue scooter! I think out of all the places we went to, this was the prettiest one. Hey, decor matters okay! The atmosphere was great, …
Gelateria Frigidarium Via del Governo Vecchio, 112, 00186 Roma, Italy After the borghese gallery, my sister told me that there was an amazing gelato place that she wanted to take me to. Of course, I was super excited but at the same time pretty iffy. We had already found our favorite gelato place! What could be better? But, trusting tripadvisor, we decided to stop by since it was close to our hotel and the center. This gelato place had a lot of good things going for it. Not only was in a popular area and near plenty of shops, it was also attractive outside and we noticed quite a few people waiting outside also. There was a young guy working in the front and he was very friendly, even smiling when I went to take a photo of all the delicious flavors. Thanks for not judging me! Unlike the other place that we visited in the beginning, he didn’t seem angry or irritated when I asked for a free sample so that was a plus. It was …
Hopefully you guys haven’t missed my Rome Travel Posts too much! After taking a break and going on a product review binge, I decided to finish up my travel post. We decided to visit Borghese Gallery last because it was near our hotel. My sister said it was free, but I’m not sure because I read online that it’s 11 Euros. I remember having to call to make a reservation and having a lot of trouble with that. The first lady hung up on me , and luckily the second lady had an excellent grasp of the English language. We took a bus there and we made our way into the park. The park was gorgeous! Make sure to spend a lot of time taking photos at the peaceful scenery. In order to make this post not too picture heavy, I decided to leave it out. There were plenty of people walking their dogs and one of them even came up to me and wanted to play! First, you go and check in. There is …
Sciascia Caffe 1919 Via Fabio Massimo 80/A, 00192 Rome, Italy What a lovely little coffee shop! This place was a mere 5 minutes away from our hotel (walking distance) and was pretty easy to find. We liked it so much we came here two days in a row. They also have fresh coffee beans for sale, but sadly – we didn’t buy any. When you first enter, you are faced with a little “waiting/lobby area”. You can sip your coffee there while looking at the coffee beans (and people watch) or go inside the other room where you can order and sit down. Looks delicious right? Well. It was amazingly good! Better than the other places we visited. The place itself is pretty nice, and the staff are all so friendly! Don’t be fooled, the coffee bar area was pretty crowded! Famous actors I don’t know… though the guy in the bottom Right looks familiar.
Gelateria dei Gracchi Via dei Gracchi 272 00192 Rome Italy Prati In Rome, we were only able to eat at three gelato places. Why? Because we found Gelateria dei gracchi! After having it, we were unable to go anywhere else! The prices were pretty much on par with other places and it was about 2.50 Euros for a small. We went here everyday, and due to our horrible sleep schedule we would wake up at 11:30 PM and rush downstairs to grab a cone before they closed.
A look inside the Pantheon… After visiting the Roman Forum, we were able to make a quick trip to the Pantheon. By then, my feet were aching and bruised but my sister promised me that we would eat gelato afterwards and have a great dinner so I stopped pouting. The Pantheon is free and gorgeous, though small. We were in and out in about 15 minutes!
A little bit of everything… After visiting the Colosseum, we went to the Roman Forum and palatine as it was free. Some of the photos didn’t turn out quite as nice, so here are the ones that caught my interest and hopefully you guys will enjoy them as much as I did! Found this little guy just resting… he was so calm!
Prices: full : € 12,00 reduced : € 7,50 How to get here: Roma, Piazza del Colosseo Metro: Line B – “Colosseo” Bus: Line 75 – 81 – 673 – 175 – 204 Tram: Line 3 Rome was so small that we could have walked here from our hotel! But we instead took the metro since we were sure that we would do lots of walking around throughout the day. Thanks to our Roma Pass, we were able to enter this exhibit for free. I would also like to mention that the purchase of this ticket also allows you to enter the colosseum roman forum and palatine. I actually dropped my camera right outside the Coloseeum but thankfully it still worked! The view was quite nice and there were plenty of statues and things to see. Of course, we spent the whole time taking hundreds of photos… but only a few came out nice as it was too sunny to grab a nice picture.
Roma Pass The biggest advice I could give anyone traveling to Rome, is to get the Roma Pass! We got the 3 day traditional Roma Pass for 36 Euros, but there is a 2 day pass. Here is what the pass offers: 1. Two Free Entrances to all national and city museums in Rome. Make sure you go to the most expensive ones first, as they are free! 2. Free use of the city’s public transport network. We used it to go on the Metro, Bus stations, etc. It was very easy and simple to use. 3. Discounted tickets to other landmarks/sites after you’ve used your 2 free entrances. You can also go in a seperate line if you have a Roma Pass.
Da Francesco Review Piazza del Fico 29 00186 Rome Italy This restaurant was the highlight of my eating adventures in Rome. For once, Trip Advisor proved worthy when it recommended this place. My sister and I actually woke up at 10 PM and rushed to Da Francesco to try their truffle pizza. They are also known for their tiramisu so we got that as well. Of course, I wanted to try their carbonara but my sister wasn’t taking anymore chances (I got it at several other places and it sucked). She went instead with the lasagna. The truffle pizza was delicious! So, if you ever happen to come here… you know what to order. My sister ordered this but said it was too “cheesy” and she got sick of it after a while. I liked it but it felt really heavy. Should have gotten the carbonara!