It may be a cliché, but there’s no better advice than the old adage, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This is where la dolce vita originated, after all!
Below are our top 10 for Rome:
1. Visit the Colosseum – The largest amphitheatre, with so much blood and history! 😬
2. Spend a day at the Vatican City to see some priceless masterpiece! 👀
3. Climb the dome at St.Peter’s Basilica for some soul-stirring panoramas! 🌇
3. Throw a coin in Trevi Fountain: If the legend is true, you might get to visit Rome again, you never know! 😛
4. Transport yourself to Baroque Rome at Piazza Navona! 🏰
5. Get lost in Central Rome: One of Rome’s great joys is losing yourself in the narrow cobblestone streets! 🙃
6. Eat Gelato at Giolitti! 🍨
7. Stumble into just about any and every church and you’re likely to see some impressive art and architecture! ⛪️
8. Don’t miss out on the Tiramisu at Bar Pompi! 🍫☕️
9. Get the feel of real Rome by visiting Trastevere! 🏨🏫🏡
10. Binge on Pizzarium Pizzaaaa! 🍕🍕🍕 #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #rome #italy #traveldiaries #travelporn #travelogue #travelpics #instatravel #thetravellerslist #iamtb #top10 #wanderlust #worldcaptures #passionpassport #romeitinerary #travelpics
A day at the world’s smallest state the Vatican City! It is an independent state, the temporal seat of the Pope, entirely surrounded by the city of Rome, in Italy. It spreads across just half a square kilometer, but the Vatican looks every inch a religious superpower. Its holy buildings are monumental in scale and its lavishly-decorated halls house some of the world’s most celebrated artworks!
Start early and purchase tickets online, to skip the queues at the Vatican Museums. The museums contains one of the world’s greatest art collections, culminating in the Michelangelo-decorated Sistine Chapel. There are kilometres of galleries to explore, with everything from Egyptian mummies and Etruscan bronzes to classical sculptures, cartographic tapestries and Renaissance canvases. Don’t forget to gaze heavenwards in the Sistine Chapel! 🙂
After the Vatican Museums, wander down to St Peter’s Square – the Vatican’s great focal space, this keyhole-shaped piazza is enclosed by two vast colonnades, designed by baroque master Gian Lorenzo Bernini to represent ‘the motherly arms of the church’. Entering St Peter’s Basilica for the first time is an unforgettable experience. The size and opulence of the cavernous 187m-long interior are breathtaking to behold, and wherever you look your gaze falls on yet another priceless masterpiece.
Save one last gasp for Michelangelo’s greatest architectural achievement: the dome, reached by a side door to the right of the basilica’s main entrance, a creaky elevator ride, and a 320-step climb up a narrow, winding staircase. Emerge to soul-stirring panoramas of Rome’s rooftops awash in rose-gold light!
Bruschetta is an antipasto (starter dish) from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. The most popular variety of this dish that is available outside of Italy is the one topped with fresh Basil and Tomatoes. But in Rome, we got to try a lot more variations –
Bruschetta Al Pomodoro – Grilled Bread, Tomatoes and Basil 🍞🍅🍃
Bruschetta Al Melanzana – Grilled Bread with Eggplant and Tomato paste 🍞🍆🍅
Bruschetta Alla Serafini – Grilled Bread with cured Lard, Quail Eggs, Black Truffles from Norcia 🍞🍳⚫️
Bruschetta Al Tartufo Nero – Grilled Bread with Olive Oil and Black Truffles 🍞⚫️ Recommended restaurants to try them out: Hosteria la vacca m’briaca “The drunken cow” and Da Armando al Pantheon!
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At the magnificent Colosseum – a dream come true moment for us! 😊😍 💃🏼 More pictures on the blog (link in bio)! #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #travel #rome #italy #colosseum #europe #historybuff #wanderlust #thetravellerslist #iamtb #girltraveler #italy_online #travelblogger #travelpics #travelphotography #traveldiaries #travelandlife
Whenever one thinks of Rome, the Colosseum is the first thing that comes to mind! For me, it’s the place that I have dreamt of visiting ever since I was a kid. So standing there in front of the Colosseum was a dream come true moment for me 🙂
The Colosseum was on my list to be visited during the daytime as well as the night time. So the day we landed in Rome, went to view it under the moonlight. And there and then, was one of the best moments in my life!
On our second day in Rome, we took an audio tour to learn more about the colosseum. The very first time when we entered the arena, we were surprised to see how magnificent it is! From outside, it looks like a broken wall 😛 The audio tour was just perfect for history buffs like us 😉 A highly recommended tour for anyone visiting the Colosseum!
Saltimbocca alla romana, thin slices of veal with cheese, ham and sage! The literal translation of saltimbocca is “jump in the mouth”, and that’s precisely how Nariiii described this combination!! 😝😋 #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #rome #italy #italianspecialities #eeeeeats #nomnomnom #foodstagram #foodprnshare #thedailybite #veal #saltimbocca #foodstagram #foodphotography #foodporn #foodpics
Bar Pompi: This place seems to be a never-ending supply of tiramisu and is arguably one of the city’s best tiramisu! This place is not named Il Regno del Tiramisu – Tiramisu Kingdom – for nothing 😊 This place is known for its different flavors of tiramisu – the classic one, pistachio, strawberry and hazelnut! Our absolute favorite from here is the classic and pistachio version! 🍫🍰 #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #tiramisu #italiandessert #rome #italy #foodporn #foodporn_xox #ohmygodfoodporn #thedailybite #foodprnshare #foodstagram #nomnomnom #eeeeeats