I know spending 1 day in Rome is way too short, there so much to see in this ancient city. But our trip through Italy came to an end and at least we wanted to visit Rome, even if it was only for one day! We tried to make the most of it, by being outdoors the whole time on this sunny day.
We started at the Spanish steps or as we were pointed out by a local: Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti. These are beautiful this time of the year with the flowers blooming. It`s always a busy place for people to gather around or just sit down and relax on one of the steps.
Next place of interest, the lovely `Fontana di Trevi`. The Trevi Fountain is one of my favorites in Rome. They say you should throw in two coins (or even three I just read). One to come back to Rome, one for a new romance and the third one to ensure a marriage or a divorce! You have to use one’s right hand over one’s left shoulder. I threw in coins years ago, at my first visit to Rome and I made it back. I did it again this time, so let`s hope I can make it back one day! As for my new romance… I`ll keep you posted 😉
Fun Fact: If you think you`re the only one throwing coins, guess again. An estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day!
It`s always very busy at this fountain, but you can`t blame anyone, as it is amazing! We walked to the `Colosso` or Colosseum and from there we took a bus.
The hop-on-hop-off buses are offered from different companies and we tried TramBus 110, just because they were the cheapest and offered a reduction because it was after 1 pm. They all make stops at the same highlights. I`ve tried the hop-on-hop-off buses in several cities already, but the one in Rome was a bit disappointing. I don`t know why, maybe because we could have easily walked everywhere instead or because you`re stuck in the traffic of Rome a lot and not moving forward that quickly… TIP: Get a good map and walk everywhere.
But we did see a lot this way, here are a few pictures.
After the bus trip, we walked around some more and saw Piazza Navona, where it`s lovely to have a drink and watch people 😉
Afterwards we visited the Pantheon, which has free admission.