Uhhh Rome …
Italy was my number one place to visit for so many years . So here I am …
We have 5 days to see it all!
Let me tell you about our hotel which was exceptional,baby friendly, clean, modern, excellent service, 5 minutes walk from Coliseum, reasonable price and finally the name – K boutique hotel.https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187791-d12295397-Reviews-The_K_Boutique_Hotel-Rome_Lazio.html
Our first day we headed to Coliseum , just walking on the streets of Rome was already something amazing.Slowly we approached to the destination, here it is great Coliseum.
Trying to figure out what to do a man with a brochure reached us , trying to sell his tour.Sold. We followed him to the main office where our group gathered . It was a few of us , me with my husband and our son plus another two couples so we got inside of Coliseum pretty easy with no lines just because we were with a tour guide. Do yourself a favor and save some time,especially if you travel with your kid, just book a tour . My baby boy did pretty good in there, just in the middle of excursion when we had a break I breastfed him just because he was a little moody ,as soon as we finished he came back to normal. Breastfeeding is so convenient . When you leave Coliseum go to see the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
After you spent 4/5 hours on history you probably will be starving ,find a nice outdoor place and have Cacio e Pepe drink a glass of Pinot Grigio and tiramisu! Keep an eye on where you sit ,try to sit further from smoking people,they are almost everywhere,you don’t want your kid to smell that.
Next where you should go its Fountain di Trevi , the best time to go there at sunset you will get a chance to see it during the day and after sun goes down it will light up , it will be a lot of people there and also a lot of strangers who will want to take a pics of you ,try to avoid them . Try to sit there and enjoy a good gelato and before you leave don’t forget to throw a coin (if you believe in that) so you will return to Rome one day . We are tired and full of emotions ,time to walk back to hotel. It took us 40 min walking but it was beautiful to see all hidden parts of the city.
Early morning we are heading to Vatican City , step outside of hotel and there is a Metro station but we decided to take a taxi to avoid a crowd with a baby. So it was quick . We always have our traveling stroller and harness , our baby boy doesn’t want to stay in the stroller all the time , so we switch.
So we are getting inside pretty quick first because we got tickets online and second because we are with a baby. Most likely you will spend there all day , it’s a lot to see . Unfortunately we were not able to do that it was way too crowded, so we just saw the most important Sistine chapel ,some sculptures,…
and went to St. Peter’s Basilica, its the world’s largest church building . You can also send a post cards to your friends, post office is just right next to the church.
On a way back you can cross the bridge that connects Vatican city and Rome and see beautiful views, as soon as we crossed the bridge we walked thru those tiny little streets to find a good restaurant to eat. After late lunch we had a nice dessert from a local bakery ,grabbed a taxi and went straight to hotel to rest.
Next day we have to see everything we couldn’t . It will be famous Pantheon, Piazza Navona , The Spanish Steps.
When you get to the Pantheon ,try to spend sometime inside and after you leave there are a plenty of restaurants around with a beautiful music and fountain in the middle which will make you stay there for another 2 or 3 hours. We picked Di Rienzo and had unforgettable time. From there you take a walk to Piazza Navona and you will see so many artists were it will be hard not to get one of those paintings for yourself ,it’s a nice memory of Rome trip. And from there go to see the Spanish steps be raedy,it’s a long walk. Parents are exhausted and a baby also ,ready to go to our beautiful hotel room.
Our last day very laid back, we just stayed around our hotel buying Italian food and souvenirs .
Rome is truly amazing and I will definitely come back again .