This is one of the oldest cities in the world with a legacy that touches every corner. Rome is an open-air museum, full of architectural treasures that have been part of the lives of many emperors. One of those places that the more you visit the more you feel like returning.
This time, I had only 24 hours to review some of the corners I love most in Rome, to savor a delicious pasta, to have an ice cream, to eat a tiramissú and to sit down for a coffee. Sounds like a lot? But I had time for everything.
From the airport I took the Leonardo Express train which arrives in half an hour at the central station. This is the easiest and fastest way to get to the center of Rome. With a sunny day, with vibrant colors, I decided to do my whole itinerary on foot, which always guarantees beautiful surprises along the way.
I walked two blocks and already arrived at the Santa Maria degli Angeli church, in Renaissance style that was projected by Michelangelo in the place where there were the Diocletian Thermal Baths. It is right in front of the beautiful Piazza della Repubblica. From there my next destination was Piazza di Spagna, an iconic place in the city that I always want to see again. The sound of the water at Fontana della Barcacia and the ringing of the Trinita dei Monti church bell at the top of the staircase make me sigh a lot. I sat in the Babington’s Tea Room for a quick break and a coffee in this square that I love and then headed to Villa Borghese for a walk in that idyllic park. Then I went down to Piazza del Popolo and it was time for lunch. The tip is the little delicious Dilla, on Via Mario di Fiori 85, where I ate a fettuccine with black truffles from the gods! For dessert, I walked another 50 meters to Pompi and feasted on tiramissú, considered one of the best places in town to try the typical Italian delicacy.
Next stop: Piazza Navona with its beautiful fountains. Then, a quick walk through the Pantheon, the most glorious and still intact expression of ancient Rome, with the right to an ice cream in the Giolitti jelly. Not to be missed! The gran finale could not fail to be the exciting Colosseum built two thousand years ago to offer entertainment to the people with gladiator fights and which impressively remains standing telling its story. Back to the central station, a short walk through the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to give thanks for the beautiful day.
ROME is one of the most impressive cities in the world.
I wish you all a beautiful week.
XoXo and see you next Tuesday.