Tiffany from, Endless Bliss is a dear blogging friend of mine, and she was kind enough to sponsor my post this month. So I’d like for ya’ll to give her a warm welcome to the family! She’s created such a wonderful list of what should be on your Roman Bucket List! I know most of these are on mine. I say most, because I lived in Italy for a bit in college and completed some of them. It’s all so worth it! So pack your bags and go on this virtual trip with us before you plan your own! You can also follow Tiffany on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, and Google+.
Two things I love: traveling and lists! Whenever I go on an adventure, I like to make lists of things that I want to do. Of course, I like to leave room for spontaneity, but I try to make sure every second of my vacation is spent having a blast.
This past summer, I traveled to Europe with my sister, and my favorite place that we visited (we went to London, Paris, and Rome) was Rome! Italy is such a beautiful country, and I want to go back and travel throughout the country. Everything about Rome was amazing – the people, the food, the weather, the sites, the sky! I would go back to Rome in a heartbeat.
If you ever find yourself in Rome, there are quite a few things that you must add to your Rome bucket list:
COLOSSEUM & THE ROMAN FORUM
An obvious one. This is one of the most historic and well-known landmarks in Italy, so it’s a definite must visit. It’s amazing to walk through the Colosseum knowing all of the history that took place there. I also advise on visiting the Colosseum twice. Do a proper tour during the day and see it lit up at night. It’s beautiful in both cases.
What they call “gelato” in the United States is nothing compared to the deliciousness that you get in the abundant amount of gelato shops in Roma! You can get three flavors for a super cheap price. It’s not like American ice-cream that’s so filling. Gelato is light, and you won’t feel bad about eating so much of it. Eat it twice in one day. Or five times. You won’t regret it.
SAMPLE THE WINE
Wine is cheaper than water in Rome, so take advantage! So much wine is made in Rome, and being able to say that you drank, or even just tasted, wine in Rome will make your friends a bit envious.
DRIVE TO THE BEACH
The Mediterranean Sea is about a 30-minute drive from Rome. It’s worth the drive! The sea is absolutely gorgeous. The water is clear. You do have to pay for an umbrella or lounge chairs, but the price isn’t that bad. It’s absolutely beautiful! If you can, eat at a sea-side restaurant and enjoy the view.
If you’re a fan of Italian food, trust me when I say you haven’t had real Italian food until you’ve been to Italy. At a little restaurant in Trastevere, I had the most amazing pasta to have ever touched my tongue. I don’t think any pasta bowl will be as delicious as that penne pasta I had. Eat pizza every day. Sample the pasta. Just eat your way through the city! Everything is delicious.
SEE AN OPERA
Rome is notorious for its unforgettable opera performances. Make sure you see a show on your visit!
Talking about the Vatican and seeing it in pictures is one thing, but actually vising the Vatican and seeing the Sistine Chapel in person is incomparable. Its beauty is indescribable! Take your time looking at the paintings and browsing the artwork. If you’re able, see the Pope speak through his window!
THROW A COIN IN A FOUNTAIN
On my visit, the Trevi Fountain was under construction, so sadly I was unable to throw a coin in the fountain. Luckily, we visited the Pantheon, and I threw a coin into that fountain and made a wish. Even though it wasn’t the Trevi Fountain, it was still a thrill to throw a coin in a fountain in Rome.
TAKE A WALK ON THE SPANISH STEPS
These steps have so much history, as do most things in Rome. These Spanish steps were made by the French in Italy. Lots of different countries involved in these steps.
Sometimes it’s best to just walk the streets and let Rome take you where you ought to go. It’s a beautiful city, and it’s easy to find an adventure in the most unlikely of places. On my trip, we ran into an Italian music festival. You never know what’s going to happen on your trip, so get lost and make your Italian vacation an unforgettable adventure.
Of course there are many other things that you should do if you ever visit Rome. There’s so much to see and do! But these are just a few of the things that I experienced firsthand and loved! What’s on your Rome bucket list?