Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini is well-known for his depictions of Rome in modern Italy, and it’s no secret that he’s got a deep love for the city.
There’s a quote by Fellini that fits perfectly with my tips for visiting Rome, so I want to share that first. He says,
“Experience is what you get while looking for something else.”
Personally, I didn’t know what I was looking for, but Rome helped me find it. More
Getting around Rome isn’t very complicated, so there’s no need to stress. There are just a few basic things you should know that’ll make your life easier in terms of getting around Rome.
1. Rome is best seen on foot or on bike. There are a lot of amazing things packed into a very walkable area within the historic center, so you won’t have to rely on public transportation too much. Piazza del Popolo, to the Spanish Steps, to the Trevi Fountain, to the Pantheon won’t take you longer than 45 minutes (that is, if you’re not stopping to enjoy the sites and everything in between, like the magnificent churches, piazzas, gelato shops, cafe’s, and to grab yourself a few panini). More
You’re already familiar with the major attractions the Eternal City has to offer. Notably, the Colosseum, the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Villa Borghese, the Pantheon, just to name a few. And while these are definitely “must-sees”, there plenty of other wonderful attractions that don’t have the long lines, crowds of tourists, and sometimes pricey tickets. More
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