Drink roman water (from "nasone")!
The water which issues from Rome's drinking fountains is very good. The name of these typical fountains is "nasone" (big nose).The water comes from deep springs and is as pure as mineral water and can be drunk without fear. By obstructing the end of the pipe with a finger the water is diverted and sprouts from another hole above, facilitating drinking.
Che c'e' de mejo de 'na funtanella
a Roma quanno incoccia la calura?
Pare 'na cascatella in miniatura
e t'arilegri solo ner vedella.
Co' l'acqua che vie' giu' da la cannella,
su quer metro quadrato de frescura,
te poi riconcija' co' la natura:
opri la bocca e bevi a garganella.
E si j'attappi er bucio co' la mano
l'acqua schizza defora dar bucetto
e lo zampillo ariva ar primo piano.
Allora puro quanno ch'e' sereno,
tra lo sbrilluccichio de quell'archetto
ce poi vede' spunta' l'arcobbaleno.
On my first morning Rome, walking to the Forum from the Termini area, we strolled past these great stairs that led up to a beautiful building covered in ivy. While probably not worth it to go out of your way just to see, it really is a pretty place. I believe it is located off Via Cavour, near its intersection with V.D. Annibaldi.
Public Transport: Buses
Other than walking (which is a great way to get around Rome), the public transport buses offer a pretty good service.
We don't use buses at home in England and, in London, I always recommend the underground but, in Rome, we found the buses to be cheap, fast and convenient.
Tickets can be purchased in most tobacconist shops - we used the all-day ticket which is pretty cheap and, as the name suggests, lets you use the buses all day.
You must remember to feed your ticket through the little yellow machine on the bus the first time you use it as a heavy fine can be levied if you don't - Not that anyone ever checked our tickets!
If you don't know your way around Rome, arm yourself with a good street map and a bus route map (the route map is also a street map but it's not a very good one!)
There are many of great bars,...
There are many of great bars, trattorias and restaurants. For instance: Taverna de Mercanti (Piazza de Merranti - Trastevere Roma), Trattoria Giggetto (Via del Portico D'ottavia), Indian restaurant Maharanti (Via Giuseppe Verdi).
321 BC - 'THE' via appia antica
This was a road that connected Roma and
Capua. Appius Claudius Caesius had an hand
in this huge work. In 194 BC the road even
became longer , till the harbor of Brindisi.
This road was 4 meters wide , 5 soldiers
could march next too each other. Armies
had to be able to move fast.
Why should you go and have a look?
Well , there is still a piece of this ancient road
in good order. This is outside the city walls
and a very peaceful walk. Strange to be so
close to Rome. We were surprised that
it was still there. I know all the books say that
when you walk the 3 KM , you'll have to walk
them back as well. I promise to give you
some of the BELGIANS solutions in the
transportation tips. Think about it - probably-
THE FIRST TRAFFIC JAM IN HISTORY WAS HERE!
Pitty , that only a few remains of the rich
burial culture of the romans are left.
Since it was forbidden to bury a person
inside the walls...this was the road they
build there huge graves. A real necropolis
it must have been here.
But romans also appeared to be masters
in recycling. Just some rock and ruins are left.
Altough the sun was shining unmercifully ,
the road was empty with here and there an
exhausted german tourist and some lost
English ones. The tree of us made it till the 'end'. lol.