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my personal recs

Hi, welcome soon to Rome!
My name is Rita and I am a wedding and couples’ photographer living near the capital city of Italy! I have been living in the Eternal City (and nearby) for a long long time now, and I believe I can say without a doubt that I know the city quite well. I absolutely love walking around as if I were a tourist, because even after a lifetime, it never ceases to amuse me. I always find streets I have not seen or been before and new points of views of perspectives that give you beautiful views on the most amazing historical sights. As we all know Rome is probably the richest city in terms of history and things to see, I believe we can agree on that. So a couple days may not be enough to experience the city as a whole, but you still might be able to see most of the famous sights.

In this page I want to give you some information and hopefully usefull recommendations of places to go visit, and others to go to eat and drink to have an authentic experience of the Eternal City.

these places are not listed in my favorite places order, just from the most well-known ones. make sure to scroll down to read some cool things to keep in mind/do!

The Colosseum

Like obviously. The most known sight of Rome and all Italy, you can not miss it.
I highly recommend seeing it from outside, it is also pretty cool inside, but unless you do not book the tickets prior to the trip, online, you will have to wait long lines to get in. Early morning (around opening hours) is the best time as there is less people. Also, do not

engage with those outside wanting to sell you tickets or giving you tickets.

I don’t really recommend eating or having a drink here as it is ridiculously more expensive than anywhere else and it’s only the view. Quality vise it’s not even the best.

You can get there from Piazza Venezia by walk or by Metro “Colosseo”.

Trevi Fountain

Definitely my least favorite place to shoot at! I find it really mainstream for couple photos, but ovisouly it is a must go to 🙂 Always super crowded but majestic: this fountain is so particular cause it is the back of a buildin and it’s the biggest one of Rome! Also, you need to toss a coin into the fountain, facing it backwards and toss the coin over your shoulder! This means you’ll come back to Rome!

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ndipendently on the time you’ll go there, it’ll always be crowded, of course afternoons are the worst. Highly recommended to go super early. Like really early!

Fori Imperiali

After the visit to the Colosseum, it is almost a normal and immediate
walk towards Piazza Venezia, passing in front of the “Fori”. You
don’t need to visit it from below (although it is included in most Colosseum tickets), just looking at it from theAstreet is amamzing. Also, notice that these two location and most Roman Museums are free on the first sunday of every month. (Which means, a lot of people LOL)

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I highly recommend if you want to enter, to get in from the side entrance (on Via dei Fori Imperiali, like halfway) instead of the one in front of the Colosseum which has always queue!

Campidoglio/Fori Imperiali

Just above the Fori Imperiali is the Campidoglio (Capitolium which is the seat of the Municipality of Rome), and it has 3 beautiful terraces looking over the Fori Imperiali. I always love to go there either in the morning or afternoon, it’s impressive to see the remains of the fori so small/big! Highly recommended.

Piazza Navona/Pantheon

The Pantheon with the oculus on the top and Piazza Navona are just a few minutes of walk away from each other.

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Bar del fico

Bar del Fico is a really nice place: even in the morning or afternoon to have a coffee, you can find people playing chess. (in Piazza del Fico, just behind Pza Navona, in a small alley!)

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Vaticano/San pietro

Piazza San Pietro and the basilica (if you want the museum too, but it takes half a day).

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tips for bars

i do not recommend places around the Vatican city, as they are touristy and not the best quality, for a higher price.

Trastevere

My absolute favorite area of Rome, less touristic and still with the authentic feels especially in the morning!

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there is as far as i know a delicious gelateria, gelato place, where there is almost always a line to wait but worth it.

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Villa Borghese

The true heart of Rome from where most walks start
to discover the historic center of the city and the
shopping streets! The terrace above which you can
reach from the stairs on the left side of the square has
a beautiful view on the city. Walking along either from
the Pincio terrace or Via del Corso, you can reach Piazza di Spagna with the famous spanish steps. nice especially when flowers cover the steps.

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Galleria Borghese

If you have time to visit one museum only in Rome, make it Galleria Borghese! Full of the most important pieces of art, such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Raffaello and many more of the most reknown painters and sculptors.

Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna

The true heart of Rome from where most walks start
to discover the historic center of the city and the
shopping streets! The terrace above which you can
reach from the stairs on the left side of the square has
a beautiful view on the city. Walking along either from
the Pincio terrace or Via del Corso, you can reach Piazza di Spagna with the famous spanish steps. nice especially when flowers cover the steps.

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Bar del fico

Bar del Fico is nice : even in the morning or afternoon to have a coffee, you can find people playing chess.

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some things you might not find in the guide books

Located symmetrically in the centre of the two hemicycles of Bernini’s colonnade and aligned with the Vatican Obelisk, the “almost” twin fountains are due to the ingenuity of two of the main protagonists of the architectural history of the square: Carlo Maderno, creator of the facade of the Basilica, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a great exponent of the Roman Baroque and brilliant arranger of the square.

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On the left of Giardino degli Aranci, you will find Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, designed by the famous engraver Giovan Battista Piranesi in 1765. From the lock of the door that leads to the Villa dei Cavalieri, you can see Saint Peter’s dome, framed by the garden hedges.

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the closer you get to Saint Peter, the smaller
the church looks! Go further and it will appear as if it gets bigger!

From here, you can admire the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica, the extraordinary Michelangelo‘s project, in a magical and unique perspective: walk along the road, keeping your eye on the dome, and the nearer you get, the further away it seems to go. On the other hand, if you move back, the dome appears to get larger and nearer.

It is a bizarre optical illusion, due to the layout of the buildings and observation point, that makes Via Piccolomini a very romantic place and one of the city’s numerous “magnificent deceptions”.

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