As the Amalfi Coast is not only stunningly beautiful but primarily very remote from Graz, we decided to include a two-day stopover in Rome on our drive to Pompeii. Rome is a beautiful city and we really enjoyed two days of intensive sightseeing … and heat.
On the first day, we were really lucky cause we really wanted to visit the Forum Romanum – however, we did not really want to spend a lot of money. As if Rome also wanted us to visit it, it was free Sunday (the first Sunday of each month, the entry to all museums in Rome is free) and we could enter the Forum Romanum and the Colosseum for free. It is very impressive to stroll through the ancient ruins that brings you directly back 2.000 years in time.
After that, we continued our walk through the city ending up at the Fontana di Trevi – where we became witnesses of a proposal – totally romantic. The next day, our sightseeing trip started just a little bit outside of Rome – in Vatican City. The St. Peter’s Cathedral is overwhelming and so are the tourist masses that stream inside to visit the sacred site. After sitting there for a while enjoying the view we headed towards the city center to search for the Spanish Stairs. If we had just known that the Spanish Stairs are not called Spanish Steps but Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti we would also have found it rather quickly. But finding the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti without knowing that we had actually found the Spanish Steps left us with a little confusion … disappointment. After having also passed by the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona, the entertainment quarter Trastevere as well as the Borghese Park, we were more than ready for the beautiful Amalfi Coast.
During our trip to Rome, we stayed at the hotel “Villa Rosa” that is located in the lively district Trastevere, only a short walk from many bars and restaurants. The room was clean and quiet and the breakfast that was included offered everything for a good start in the morning. The hotel is conveniently located close to a tram station, from where the centre (Colosseum, Forum Romanum, …) can be reached in 15 minutes. Alternatively, it is possible to walk to the center which takes around 45 minutes.
Here you can directly book the hotel for your next stay in Rome: Villa Rosa, Rome