I was reading the holiday issue of the The Traveller Magazine (from Easy Jet) the other day,
and stumbled upon this interesting article about the perfect 10 Rome.
Already, there are a multitude of things to do in this historical city,
but where to start exploring may seem a bit daunting.
here's my view of Top 10 things to do in Rome for just under 10 € !
1: STROLL - the best way to explore any city is by walking. ^0^
the vast Circus Maximus which is now a public park is located at the back of Roman Forum,
a few steps off the Colosseum.
The Circus was once the setting for the epic movie BEN-HUR.
2: DRINK - a few fountains maybe found on the streets but if you do find one,
all you need is an empty bottle and you're ready to go!
Perfectly Drinkable! ^0^ ( background: Pantheon, see that small fountain on the front? )
3: CHILL - there's nothing more famous in Rome than Roman Holiday's Spanish Steps.
take some cool poses here and there,
Be seen and do some people watching.
4: TREAT - Be it summer or winter,
It is a MUST try ~ the delectable, cloying and melt in your mouth Gelato.
It is located in every nook and cranny.
Verdict ~ Heavenly !! ^0^
Giolitti is considered to be one of the oldest in the hood btw.
5: REMEMBER - simmer every moment while you're there.
take a pause, choose any quaint cafe and sip a cup of Cappuccino ( order it during morning! )
or a cup of warm Decaf.
6: MARVEL - at the narrow alleyways of Trastevere, considered to be the old Rome,
OR the awe-inspiring Piazza Navona and gape at the Bernini's Masterpiece.
7: ROMANTIC - walk hand in hand along Ponte Sant'Angelo overlooking the Vatican or the long stretch of Lungotevere.
at night, the view's just Magical ~
8: DARE - put your hand inside La Boca della Verita beside Cosmedin Church.
Patience is a virtue though,
the queue is time consuming, but worth the wait though,
at least it's free. ^-^
9: LUCK - toss a coin into the Trevi fountain, because legend has it that you're destined to return someday.
10: TOUR - nothing beats the beauty of Rome than taking a quick tour to the Colosseum,
again, more long lines for tourists and more elbowing for a better view.
but the impressive exterior would suffice your thirst for a bit of history.