Rome – Nearly 3000 years in the making
You’re off to the Eternal City for the very first time and you could not be more excited! With some of the most historic buildings, most impressive artwork, and of course the best gelato and Italian food found throughout the world you’ve got more than enough reasons to be anxious for this upcoming vacation. Hopefully, by now you’ve secured some cheap flights to Italy and are now ready to travel to one of the most popular destinations throughout all of Europe. All that is left to do is figure out where the best hotels in Rome are, which spots have the best Italian food, and how to make sure this vacation is nothing short of unforgettable. The following should help with just that…
Where to Stay in Rome
Your accommodation of choice has the ability to either make or break your trip for many reasons and to be sure you get your spot secured in one of the best hotels in Rome for an affordable price, this should be at the top of your to-do list. Keep the streak of sticking within your budget for both the cheap flights to Italy and the cheap but nice hotel options the city has to offer. Here are a few…
Relais Palazzo Taverna: With just a total of 11 rooms, this great hotel is small, homey, and located right within the Piazza Navona neighborhood, which means you are just steps away from must-see sights and restaurants. All of this paired with a great price makes it one of the best hotels in Rome.
The Beehive: For the eco-conscious and minimalist traveler, this is a true paradise. Own and ran by Americans with a heart for travel and adventure, you will find the rooms and bathrooms are well taken care of with a nice yet simple décor in addition to offerings such as yoga classes, massage therapy, and outdoor garden to enjoy.
Sant’Anna: Quite literally a stone’s throw from St. Peter’s Square, location is what helps to make this one of the best hotels in Rome. In addition, it is also clean, recently refurbished, and even has its own beautiful loggia courtyard.
What to See & Do in Roma
Once you’re all settled into one of the above accommodation options in Rome, it is now time to get this vacation started! Be sure to add the following to your Rome bucket list…
Explore the History: This includes all of the main attractions and sites that make Rome such an impressive city. Do not forego paying a visit to the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and of course St. Peter’s Basilica.
Wander the Piazzas: You could spend almost an entire day of your Rome vacation simply wandering about the streets of the many inviting piazzas. Filled with lovely cafes perfect for Italian food and people watching, souvenir shopping, and simply soaking up the vibrant culture of the city.
Marvel at the Architecture: Rome’s architecture dates back hundreds and hundreds of years ago, which of course helps to make it known as the Eternal City. From tiny buildings to massive ones, be sure to notice and marvel at each one.
Where to Eat & Drink when in Rome
In between and after all of that sightseeing, chances are you are going to work up quite the appetite. When that does happen, check out the following spots known for their delicious Italian food and drink…
Pinsere: Located near the main train station and serving something that looks much like classic pizza but is called pinsa. For as little as 3 euro, you can try one of your own for a quick lunch or even midday snack.
Pastaficio: When you get sick of pizza, then head to this gem of a place where delectable pasta dishes start at only 5 euro.
V-Ice: Then comes dessert! Gelato for only 2 or 3 euro…you can’t go wrong!
Cuccagna: Don’t spend all your vacation money on overpriced drinks. Head here for great service and great drinks all at a bargain price!