Rome wasn’t built in a day, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t see the major sites of the ancient city in a quick day trip. With a little planning, and help of public transportation, anyone can experience the sights of Rome with only a few trips over cracked pavement.
Before You Go:
From Florence, the easiest way to get to Rome is by train. Booking a train ticket in advance, not only will tickets be cheaper, but you can also choose your seat.
Between Trenitalia and Italo, it is easy to find a spot on the fast train. When booking also try to book a return ticket as well so that you know when you need to be back at the train station.
To avoid waiting in a mile long line with other tourists, book tickets to the
Colosseum, the Roman Forum and other attractions online before you go.
What to Wear:
Check the weather to make sure you know what to expect during your visit. And while Rome is a fashion capital of the world, comfort is key. I would advise wearing shoes you find comfy walking around in and wearing layers as it gets cooler after the sun sets.
Getting Around the City:
For seven euros, you can get a 24 hour metro pass which gives you unlimited rides on the metro for one day. Line A and B are used primarily for tourists. While the lines miss much of the city center they bring tourists within walking distance of many attractions.
Buses and taxis are also available to get around the city.
From the train station, Roma Termini, it is easy to take a quick metro ride on Line B to the Colosseum.
Your feet will thank you at the end of the day.
Just a Stroll Away from the Colloseum:
Hop on the Metro to Visit:
-Piazza di Spagna and the newly renovated Spanish Steps
Where To Eat:
For some delicious pasta, visit Trattoria Da Danilo. The restaurant is known for their carbonara and tonnarelli cacio e pepe.
For a sweet treat, tempt your tastebuds with gelato flavors that range from rose petal to white wine at Gelateria Fatamorgana or visit Gelateria dei Gracchi where the flavors change seasonally.
Located on the outskirts of Rome is Cinecitta, the center of Italian cinema production since the late 1930’s. The studios were damaged during World War II and were rebuilt during the 1950’s. International productions also used the large studios to complete films such as Ben-Hur, Cleopatra and more recently The Gangs of New York. To visit the studios schedule a trip with Florence For Fun.