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Italy - Rome

The second half of our Italy trip was spent in Rome. From Siena we headed back to Florence and took the high speed train to Rome.

When researching Rome, most blogs recommended booking an Airbnb vs a hotel. I'll include the one we had below and say I am so glad we did this. We had a great location, a beautiful patio, washing machine and we got a more authentic experience of living in the city.

Rome is full of history and people buzzing around everywhere to see it! Watch out for the pick pockets here. I met a girl who briefly stuck her phone in the back pocket of her pants to take a picture for someone and that fast, it was gone!

That being said, wow is there a lot to see and do here.

Here are some of my favorites:

Where to stay:

Here is our cute little Airbnb. It was located around the corner from boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. It's also just a few blocks from the Colosseum and Palatine Hill.

The link to our Airbnb in Rome.

Where to eat:

There are cafes with espresso and croissants at every corner in Rome, it's heaven! One of my favorite things about Rome is that they take a minute to stand at the counter and drink their espresso instead of grabbing everything to go. It's refreshing to slow down.

Sant Eustachio il Cafe - I loved this little cafe we found near the Pantheon. Try the pistachio croissant!

Da Enzo Al 29 - Located in Trastevere. If you go, make it during the week outside of prime dining hours to avoid the large crowd. Their burrata is a must! (Pictured)

Venchi Cioccolato - Gela - Really good gelato and chocolate!

Giolitti - Has great gelato and is located near the Pantheon.

What to do:

Colosseum & Palatine Hill - We used Viator and pre-bought our tickets for a guided tour. I highly recommend doing the skip the line pre-purchase. I also recommend touring both the Colosseum & Palatine Hill. They each have so much history that would be missed without the tour.

They sit right across the street from each other too so it's an easy combo tour. Pay attention to where you meet your guide. There are many different groups so its a little confusing. Our meet location was actually across the street from the Colosseum entrance.

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel - (Pictured) We used Musement for this group tour purchase. Again, note where your meeting your guide as it will likely not be at the entrance. Knees and shoulders must be covered for entrance so dress accordingly. The Vatican is very crowded and does not have AC so it was very hot in there in October.

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