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Last post on Rome…for a while…I promise

I’m sure you’re all busting for me to move on to the next hot topic, but I seriously need to get a few last things off my chest about Rome (sorry Hugo!)

The best way to get from Rome Fiumicino Airport to the city center is to take the Leonardo Express Train, which runs every half-hour and takes about the same time to reach Termini. Now, beware that a taxi from the station to the River Tiber should cost you no more than 10 euro on the meter. Anyone trying to charge you 25 euro is clearly ripping you off.  From Termini to Piazza Venezia for example, a taxi should cost about 6 euro.

Some of the coolest things to do in Rome (depending on the weather of course) is just to find a nice spot and chill. We spent many relaxed afternoons lazing on the sidewalk of Piazza Navona, in Villa Borghese, and let’s not forget Rome’s hidden treasure, Island Tiberina; Rome’s ‘island’ on the River Tiber.

A few last tips: In Villa Borghese – one of Rome’s parks, it’s nice to rent a bicycle and make a trip around the park, which also makes a nice break from all the walking one does in Rome.

Other places on the MUST visit list: Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon; Piazza Navona, Campo Dei Fiori, Colosseum, Palatine Hill/Roman Forum, and Piazza Venezia.

Finally, when in Rome do take the effort to walk around and find hidden treasures of your own. Don’t settle for what’s on your hotel doorstep, and do not make the mistake of asking your hotel to recommend a place either… It’s most likely going to be a neighboring place with whom they have a ‘convenient’ partnership. Albeit that they might have good food, it’s your holiday, so create your own adventure!

Oh, and do drop back. I would love to hear about your great Roman finds!

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