so much to see
There can be no one site to take a visitor to in Rome. Everywhere you go is something interesting to see, especially if history is your passion but the Colosseum must be high on the list. For those with a religious bent, there are so many churches to visit as well as the Vatican, but the Pantheon is a must too.
If the arts are your interest there are fountains and statues everywhere like the Trevi Fountain, The four Rivers etc.
If it's food you are interested in, you will have mo trouble finding somewhere to go and indulge your appetite.
If you just like exploring, let your feet take you where ever they like . There are interesting nooks and crannies everywhere, and when you are tired parks and gardens to rest your weary feet.
It is a small city if you concentrate on the old town, and easy to move around in. It is fairly well sign posted; buses and the metro all are fun to use as long as you take care of your belongings.
And more and more people seem to be conversant in English. Taking my daughter and grandchildren to see the highlights,walking along the Tiber and then having pizza and ice cream.
Maybe the first time you meet some romans they will just shake your hand, but since you start meeting them again, they will probably kiss your cheeks, wether your a man or a woman. It's not an approach of any kind, it's just normality. Even if you meet the same person after a few hours it may happen that they will kiss your cheeks. Romans are hot! hahaahh
hills, hills, hills
this place is known as Aventinno, Orange garden. It's one of those famous hills of Rome. It's really fantastic place. Unfortunately, I do not have good picture, but there is one thing that almost everyone does - there is a key hole in gates. if you look in it - you will see San Pietro. At night it's absolutely fantastic view.
Fiumincino and Ciampino...
Fiumincino and Ciampino Airports.
Ciampino being the smallest, this one can be tricky to reach. However, if you are flying from the United Kingdom, Go Airways offers really interesting fares, around £90 return, flying to Rome Ciampino.
The least i can say is that walking is the best way to discover Rome's beautiful places. I reached a point where i wasn't using my map anymore, I was walking around at random. The hills can be tiring though.
The tramways are quite useful to get around, unfortunatelly they are packed most of the time. Besides, not that many areas are deserved by the tramways. Buses can be quite a nighmare. Overall, Rome Public transportation is dissapointed and you will have to trust your feet. The metro is ok but the old part of the city is totally ignored by the metro, probably because of the old vestiges still remaining underground.
Gelato Fanatics Heaven
Situated just north of the Pantheon is a fantastic gelato shop. It was rumored to be the favorite of the past Pope and was shipped in to the Vatican for all those midnight binges. They have tables, though you will have to pay for it, as well as decent cappucinos and paninos. Engilsh speaking and friendly people will greet you here... Enjoy!