A strange post title to begin with, but to tell you the truth, I don’t know how else to call our hit-and-run in Rome in May. Initially, we planned a four-day stay – visiting Pompei & the Otica Antica while being in the region – in the beautiful Italian capital, but that turned out to be .. well.. not happening ..
Christof discovered a whole lot of awesome deals in the area and after some hours of contemplating, our four-day stay in Rome became a six-day roadtrip in the centre of Italy – including Tuscany, Umbria and Campania – with a quick visit to Rome. Unexpected, but hey, the most memorable trips are the ones that come spontaneously! Curious about what we did in our quick-visit?
We arrived in Rome Fiumicino around twelve in the afternoon and took the train from the airport to the ‘Ostiense’-train station. We booked an awesome Airbnb (highly recommendable adress) in the area and took off for a quick visit to the city center. Although we agreed afterwards on never taking the public transport in Rome ever again, we took the subway from ‘Piramide’ to ‘Flaminio’, located next to Piazza del Popolo. It’s the quickest way, but heck .. never ever again! Too crowed, no indications at all, unfriendly and unhelpfull staff, no working ticketing machines, .. Meh!
But hey, the sight of the Piazza del Popolo coming out of the subway-station made everything better again! Climbing up the steps to Villa Borghese and taking in the beautiful view of the Eternal City .. This is why I love Rome so much!
Heading south, leading us to the beautiful renovated Spanish steps and when heading down the same direction even further, to the most crowded place of Rome: the Trevi-fountain.
The big crowd made us take refuge in the less-touristic part of the city: Trastevere. A vivid, young and less-crowded part of Rome where we enjoyed some real Italian ‘Aperitivo’ and some peace & quiet.
No Colosseo, Piazza Navona or Vatican City for us this time, but taking a stroll through the city was just as magnificent. Don’t you agree?
More info about our room-for-the-night:
- Address: Near ‘Piramide’ in Ostiense-part of town. Adress shown on AirBnb
- Price per night: 65 euro and booked via AirBnb.
- Accommodations: Free and strong wifi (very rare in Italy), refrigerator, cosy living spaces. Room with television and bed on mezzanine-floor. Tiny bathroom with toilets. Very close to the Circo Massimo, train station ‘Ostiense’ and other public transport.