(Photo: Tivoli Fountain? I am...
(Photo: Tivoli Fountain? I am not 100% sure, but it's the same photo found on 1 outta 3 VT Rome Pages!)
Avoid the heat if you are going in the summer, smile. And by all means, use the subway. VERY easy and convenient. Buses too! Very user friendly for non-Italian Speakers.. Walking around the streets and trying to get lost. Couldn't get but so lost, but I have vivid memories of the odors of restaurants.
You'll need your shoulders covered
Make sure to bring clothes that cover your shoulders and legs. You cannot enter most of the churches with a tank top, camis or shorts. The inside of the catherals are so beautiful that you won't want to miss them. Wear longer pants or skirts and tuck a wrap or sweater into your handbag. We went and summer and it is too hot to walk around all day with a wrap. This way I just got my little jacket out to go in to the churches. If you don't, there are vendors outside selling overpriced wraps to tourists.
United Colours of Beneton
New modern, clean and well staffed shop. Right opposite the Trevi Fountain with lots of Clothes and is always busy. It is just like a normal female United Colours of Beneton but it feels exotic because it is in a different country. There are lots of clothes to buy in the usual vast variety of snazzy colours Beneton use. And at reasonable prices
By plane via Aerporto Leonardo...
By plane via Aerporto Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino)
Take the train to Statione Termini(leaving in the airport building) it takes you to the city center in about 35 minutes and it is the cheapest way.
By bus (you can buy your tickets at newspapershops on every corner) Tickets are cheap. You will notice that more than 50 % of the people doesn't pay. It is a national sport in Rome to travel free. Try the thrill.
Nice little restaurant (only 10 tables) in a less touristy area. Therefore, a place for the locals. Our lunch here was:
fiori de zucca
ham & mozzarella
ravioli al ricotta e spinaci