Canada meets Rome



A walk through Rome with our Canadian guest Nadia

What can I say about Rome... This city is absolutely breathtaking! It is like walking through a historic air museum where there is a magnificent artifact around each corner.

First of all you will need at least 1 week to tour this city. I was there for four days and could not cover all of its beauty. There is too much to see!!!

Hi to all, my name is Nadia and I come from Canada.

During my trip to Rome, I stayed near the Termini Train Station where I found it very convenient. From Roma Fiumicino airport there is a train that you will have to take to get to Termini Station. Once off, I was able to walk to my apartment directly from the train station. Probably I must admit that Rome is a small city compared to where I am from: Toronto /Canada, so it does not matter where you stay!

As I said, we decided to opt for an apartment, which turned out to be the best solution to enjoy privacy and freedom. The accommodation was very spacious and it gave us the chance to live Rome as residents, buying food at the local market and cooking it at home, with family and friends.

 

There is site seeing everywhere and it is all relatively within walking distance. It is important that you get familiar with the city and study the map of where all of the landmarks are. Many landmarks are found close together, so once you are in one end of the city, you can walk to several of them.

I purchased a Roma pass at the Termini station which gave you access to the local bus and paid entrance fees for 3 major landmarks. This reduced the entrance fee costs for our family.

The bus was easy to take and very safe at night. I did 2 days of the Hop on and Hop off tour bus but realized that this bus was stopping every 2 mins; meaning that the landmarks were so close together and we could of easily walked there.

The hop on and hop off bus is good if you want to hear a background narration of the historic sites.

I will name my favorite attractions and list them in groups so that you know that they are near to each other!

Piazza Navona, which is all year full of painters and street artists.

  • Piazza Venezia is the key ring between via del corso and via dei fori imperiali (roman forum).

  • Fontana di Trevi where you must throw a coin in the water to have some good luck and the area is also full of lovely ice cream shops!

  • Pantheon is in the city centre, very close to the National Parliament.


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  • Colosseum: a must see not only for its symbolic value but also because since last year you have access to the dungeons, very very interesting!

  • Roman Forum: it is the most incredible walk you can do in Rome. You pass through what once was the main market of the old Roman Empire.

  • Palatine Hill: enchanting spot, one of Rome’s famous hills. Be careful, it will take an entire day to be visited, so take your time!


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  • Vatican: you have really so much to see. Besides Piazza San Pietro and the Basilica, save at least 2 hours to see the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel!

  • Castel San Angelo is easily reached independently by public bus around 35 min from Termini Station. It overlooks the Tiber river and offers a beautiful sunset over the Eternal City.


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For further information on trasportation in Rome, check out Rome Toolkit. This is a wonderful site if you want to explore Rome which covers siteseeing, the transport and Roma passes that I just mentioned.

Spend an incredible holiday in Rome and find your tailor-made accommodation!

 

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