When in Rome!
This is another one from my solo travels. Rome is one of my favorite cities – Just roam around and you would really want to be like Romans – lively, warm, and truly happy. I landed late night in Rome and took the last bus which dropped me close enough to my hostel (Hotel Lodi). It could be daunting, walking alone in middle of the night in a foreign land, but my bus driver assured me that it is perfectly safe to do that – and it really was. I even found some nice locals who walked with me a few meters to guide me to my hostel as I was not carrying any data in my phone and hence no GPS. Those were my first few hours in the beautiful city of Rome.
I had a really comfortable stay at Lodi, and hotel staff was really friendly and helpful. I was in Rome for 2 nights and 3 days and they helped me plan everything to do in Rome. And the breakfast was really filling and amazing.
I spent the entire next day admiring Colosseum and ruins of Roman Forum. All I could think was that if the ruins are so beautiful, the actual buildings must have been magnificent. As suggested at my hotel, I bought a combined Colosseum and Roman Forum tickets from window at Roman Forum only which helped me beat the long queue at Colosseum.
When in Rome, do spend a good amount of time at Piazza Navona, one of the most famous and happening square in Rome. I could not visit Trevi fountain as it was under renovation when I visited in 2015. May be that could call me back to Rome again 🙂
Rome has everything a traveler can ask for – delicious Italian food with lot of variety even for vegetarians like me, history, night life, beautiful landscapes, magnificent buildings and churches. Visit Rome, or Roma as they call it, and get lost under the skin of the city. Do that and I guarantee that you would not want to come back.