Having acquired a city map, you urgently need to make a tour plan locating the position of sights as well as the most convenient way of touring them. Since every stone in Rome has an interesting story behind it, nearly all sights are worth a visit. On the one side you have religious Rome depicted in Vatican with its associated Basilicas and on the other hand you have the historical part of the city, and its customs. The coexistence of history, architecture, religion, art and everyday life is very thrilling and its what makes Rome.
Who's next? - drink water from Rome fountains.....
You will see people drinking water from the street faucets all over Rome - blocking the main spiggot so that water spurts out from the hole on top. We caught this little scene today in Villa Borghese near the Goethe sculpture.
A Supermarket in the Historical Center!
It's not easy to find a full line supermarket/grocery store in Rome, but there is one. Supermercato "Di Meglio." It has everything including cleaning supplies, pasta, canned goods, wine, fresh meat, etc. It's open from 9 am to 10 pm, Sundays, too.
The place doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it's huge! Much larger than it appears. Anything. Everything. Not cheap, but full-line supermarket/grocery stores are hard to come by in Rome.
feet, bus, metro
the best and the most pleasant way to explore Rome is by feet (you won't say that after 9 hours of walking, yet, I still think it's the best one! :)). To the further parts of Rome like Trastevere you can use Metro. You can use it also to get to Vatican. Also busses are good option if for some reasons you don't trust your feet.. but, you'd lose a lot without exploring it step by step!
Metro is very comfortable and easy to use. You can buy different tickets: valid for one time, one day, three days. metro ticket is valid also on all the busses in Rome.
The Best Ice Cream, Gelato, Whatever! Its Awesome!
Everyone told me that Il Gelato di San Crispino has the best ice cream in Rome and maybe the world. The owner apparently is the most obsessive frosty fanatic, this side of the nuthouse. But, it really doesn't matter to me, as long as the gelati keeps flowing. Available flavors differ with the seasons, and you can't get a cone here, but who cares, right?
I've since learned that there is another branch away from the chaos of the Trevi Fountain area. It is located