Rome is one of the most historical cities of the world. The rich heritage and history intermingled with amazing artwork, culture and a cosmopolitan lifestyle, makes Rome one of the most visited tourist destinations. If you plan to go around a lot, you might want to explore the Roma pass. Alternatively, just a 24-, 48- or 72- hour metro/ tram/ bus transport pass will be enough to manage your commute and take you to places. We had a tiny little airbnb booked right in the heart of Piazza di Spagna (it is one of the very central locations). We were just a stone throw away from the Spanish steps, half a kilometer away from the Trevi fountain and about a kilometer away from the Villa Borghese.
We spent the first evening exploring the buzz of the nearby areas. Listening to live performances while devouring a gelato on the spanish steps and tossing a coin over at the Trevi Fountain were few of the first things we did that evening.
The next day was reserved for a tour of the Vatican city. Easy to access by metro or bus, we reached the Vatican city and joined our tour group, organized by "City Wonders" tour company, booked through viator. We spent the first half getting amazed by the Vatican museums. Final destination was the Sistine Chapel, famous for the beautiful ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo. There's a huge food court where we had lunch and then moved towards the St. Peter's Basilica and square. The church is one of the largest in the whole world, and rests over tombs of many previous popes. One of the most impressive parts of the Basilica is its incredible dome. The view of the St. Peter's square, lined on the sides by the columns and pillars and statues, was breathtaking.
That evening, we explored the busy neighbourhood of Trastevere, famous for its colorful and bohemian vibe. It's abuzz with street-side cafes and bars and is a hotspot for street performers, locals, and tourists alike. The cobbled-street and faded buildings add to the very local vibe that Trastevere stands for.
We spent the following day visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum in the morning. The evening was spent exploring 'Villa Borghese' - the largest garden in the heart of Rome, located on the Pincian hill. Watching the sunset and listening to live music at the gardens, was a perfect ending to our Roman vacation.