At night, you'll find many...
At night, you'll find many historic buildings light up (such as the Colisseum), and it is wonderful to walk by them. After a nice dinner, getting a yummy gelato from one of the many gelaterias available in rome makes the night complete!
well discovered by the locals but not quit by the tourist hords, this very prominent spot has some significant traits: little traffic noise, sunbathing opportunity midst in the city...
I speak of the river level around the island, most visitors would miss the small steps leading down to the river bank, they would just pass the hospital from one side of the river to the other.
it's the only island in the Tevere in Rome, you can't miss it.
How to plan the Rome trip.
The Best way to enjoy Rome is to pre plan every destination. 2 days prior to your trip plan every place you want to visit and then see the following website. In this website you have a route planner which shows you which bus you have to take from respective destinations. Just make a note of it and start your way.
And the most helpful tool for me was Google map. Big thanks for Google. Just enter the from and to address and it will help you find the route. If it is a walkable distance then go on and explore everything by walk, or see the nearest metro (in google earth) and it will help you too.
To avoid all the headaches of the tickets to all these metros and busses, just take a 4euro ticket. It is a day pass, specially for tourists, which will provide a complete free transport in all the metros, busses and trams(some lines are excluded, for more info see the same website).
Great food near Termini
This is a typical Italian restaurant, serving pasta, pizza and a wide range of other types of dishes: meat, fish...
The food was really tasty and that's why we ended up here three times during our 4-day visit to Rome! Only once a friend of mine got a pasta that was too spicy and she couldn't eat it, otherwise all the food was close to perfect.
It was also cheap to eat there; pizzas in average 5 euros each, pastas around 4 euros. One litre of house wine 4 euros. Pizza Diavola, it's the best pizza I ever had.
Think twice before getting a tour guide.
A lot of people who've visted Rome advise getting a tour guide to see the Coloseum. As a result we did, but she wasn't very good. The talk was very repetative, which in some ways was a good thing because the headsets kept on cutting out. The guide also spent a lot more time showing us pictures from a book than the actual scenary around us.
There are lots of people in front of the Coloseum trying to get you to sign up with their guide. An American came up to us, and we mistakenly though she was the guide. Some of the guides seemed more enthusiastic than others. The guides usually talk for 15 minutes or so before going in to the Coloseum as people join the group. Have a listen to the guide before you hand over your money, we founds ours boring.
Getting a guide does give you the advantage of not having to wait in the 'long' queue, but so does the Rome Pass.