To be honest, Rome is not my favorite Italian city. It’s a little too big and crowded. Of course, it’s full of history so it’s nice to visit for a couple of days.
Things to Do
Roman Forum – Free and next to the Colosseum
Colosseum – costs to go inside, but not much.
Vatican City – St. Peter’s Bascilica is free.
Papal audience – You can also check into attending an audience with the pope (along with hundreds of other people). It’s like a rock concert. It’s also free. Ask at your hotel or check online to get tickets. It’s usually on Wednesdays.
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel – A bit expensive and the Sistine Chapel is small, but there are plenty more rooms and pieces of art to see. Takes about an hour to go through it all.
(photo by Encyclopedia Britannica)
Trevi Fountain – throw a coin over your shoulder while facing your back to the fountain. Very crowded. Try to come early if possible.
Piazza della Cancelleria 72
Very nice place located on Piazza della Cancelleria in Campo De’ Fiori. This area feels less touristy and if it’s a nice day, you can eat outside on the Piazza.
(photo by http://www.ristoranteditirambo.it)