Rome is amazing. You hear about so many historical landmarks, but you never see them in person until you visit Rome. The city is so full of history that it is just impossible to cover it all in one visit. To be honest, Rome is probably my least liked city out of all the places we visited, but it was just a dream to see all of the amazing places we saw. It will never be forgotten. If you headed to Rome for a weekend or more, hopefully this travel guide will be of use to you. I will also be adding many detailed posts over the next few weeks about everywhere we went in Rome, so don’t worry if this isn’t enough information for you! 😉
WHERE TO EAT:
Places we tried that I recommend:
- Bar Fondi – Our favorite place to get cappuccino’s in the morning and drinks at night! It is so close to The Beehive!
- Marzapane – Fanciest restaurant we ate at, but such a great experience!
- Alfredo e Ada – Amazing family run restaurant and so inexpensive.
- Pinsere Pizza – Best pizza we had the entire trip!
- Gelateria Come il Latte – Amazing gelato and pretty close to The Beehive.
- Trattoria dell’Omo – This is supposed to be a family run trattoria.
- The Beehive – They serve organic breakfasts here in the morning and drinks throughout the day. I really wanted to try breakfast here one morning, but we just ran out of days!
- Piccolo Buco – I had so many amazing recommendations about this restaurant! We tried to book it one night, but it was full.
- Pinsa ‘Mpo – supposed to be amazing and inexpensive. When we went it was the top rated pizza on Trip Advisor.
- La Proscuitteria Navona – Proscuitto. No need for an explanation.
- Essenza Wine Bar – This place has amazing reviews and all of the pictures looked immaculate. I’m really disappointed that we didn’t get to try this place.
- Le Mani in Pasta – Authentic pasta is supposed to be served here. It has great reviews, as well!
- Colline Emiliane – This was probably the top restaurant on my list while in Rome. They were unfortunately closed on the day that we wanted to go.
- Gelateria Fata Morgana – This was on The Beehive app for food recommendations.
- Hostaria Costanza – One of our friends recommended this restaurant and said it was the best food he tried while in Rome!
OUR ROME ITINERARY:
We arrived in Rome relatively early – right around 9am, so we walked to The Beehive to check in. Our room was not ready yet, so they allowed us to leave our bags while we explored the city a bit. We were pretty hungry, so we went to Cafe Fondi, which is right around the corner from The Beehive – SO convenient! After we had a cappuccino and a panini, we headed to The Colosseum for our first tour with Walks of Italy. The tour was amazing; we learned so many interesting facts and saw so many things that you always see in movies. It was such an honor to see them in person. After our tour, we started our walk back to The Beehive, stopping along the way for pizza and wine at Bakery’s Pizza. Once we arrived back at the hotel, we had a bit of time to relax before going to dinner at Alfredo e Ada’s. We finished the day with some gelato and a trip to Bar Fondi for a nightcap.
Because we loved Bar Fondi so much, we had breakfast here again. Ian’s mom, Ginger and sister, Tori slept in, so we brought them a croissant and cappuccino before heading to Borghese Park with Ian and his dad, Mike. Tori and Ginger met us at the zoo during our walk in the park and we started walking back the same way we came, heading to our lunch spot, Marzapane. After lunch, we relaxed for a bit before our second tour with Walks of Italy. This tour was the catacombs tour and it was by far by favorite tour in Rome. It was an evening tour and we didn’t make reservations for dinner, so we ended up at Le Lanterne by the trevi fountain. We ended our night with gelato from Come Il Latte.
Our last day in Rome was short and sweet – we had our last tour with Walks of Italy and it was in Vatican City! After the tour, we checked out of our hotel and had lunch at Pinsere Pizza, then headed to Florence.