Roaming in a Rome: my first solo trip

Tripoto
30th Nov 2018
Photo of Roaming in a Rome: my first solo trip by Akshi Kathait

It was always on the top of my bucket list until this time to travel solo. So, I made it to one of the world's most fascinating city, Rome. I can't believe it has taken me so long with a roller coaster journey!!

Photo of Roaming in a Rome: my first solo trip 1/1 by Akshi Kathait

Traveling from Paris, it struck me that these two energetic cities have some of the friendliest and funniest people in the world. I backpacked for 3 nights and started my journey from CDG Paris Airport to Fiumicino Airport, Italy. From Fiumicino Airport, I took the sit shuttle bus to Roam City Centre.

To get my bearings, and to take in some imposing architecture, my first stop was the Vatican. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel blew my mind by its myriad masterpieces. Headed towards St Peters Basilica which is known for the world’s largest church, climbed its Michelangelo-designed dome and enjoyed fantastic views over St Peters Square. Strolling down the road, I reached Castel Sant Angelo's and enjoyed Tiber River and Palazzo di Giustizia.

After all that excitement, I weaved my way and jumped on to the Rome's best-sliced pizza at Pizza Zizza.

Spent the evening in the buzzing area around Campo de Fiori then headed towards Mostra di Leonardo and Piazza Navona. Finally, I reached the Pantheon and the beauty of the church recharged me. Finally, I resurfaced back to my place.

Photo of Sant'Angelo Bridge, Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Campo de' Fiori, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Piazza Navona, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Day 1
Photo of Vatican City by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of St Peter's Square, Vatican City by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Piazza Navona, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Day 2
Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait

Next day, I began with Colosseum, climbed the Palatine hill and then made my way to the Roman hill, Piazza Campidoglio and Piazza Venezia. Then pushed on to the Trevi Fountain where tradition dictates "Throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome". After enjoying there, I strolled to the Spanish steps and reached Piazza del Popolo. Then headed up to the hill to catch the sunset and enjoyed the view from Galleria Borghese.

Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait

city view from the top of Palatine hill

Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Trevi-fontænen, Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Villa Borghese, Piazzale Napoleone I, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Villa Borghese, Piazzale Napoleone I, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait

Palatine hill and Roman forum: View from Colosseum

Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait
Photo of Palatine Hill, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait

It was hard to say goodbye to Rome and there is still so much I want to see which I simply ran out of time for. Next time for sure!

I'll be back very soon. I love the humor and warmth of the locals, and this city feels like it's having a real renaissance.

Ciao!!

Photo of Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy by Akshi Kathait

Tip:

* Rome is best enjoyed while strolling - choose comfort over fashion for shoes and you will enjoy your trip all the more.

* On first Sunday of every month, there is no entry fee for most of the museums.

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