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First time traveler’s experience in Rome

First time traveler’s experience in Rome

What to see in Rome – the eternal city   We spent a week in Rome, half of it visiting the Vatican and the museums there. However, that’s not all what Rome is about, so we decided to take a stroll around the city and […]

My experience in the Vatican museums

My experience in the Vatican museums

Vatican museums – a traveller’s experience If you’ve ever been to the Vatican museums, you’ll know that the visit there warrants at least a whole day of your time. There are thousands of exponats from ancient times through medieval, Renessaince until this day. The experience […]

First time trip to the Vatican – popular places to see

First time trip to the Vatican – popular places to see

Why you should visit the Vatican

I’ve dreamt of visiting the Vatican for years since I read Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons. The history of the place and recent popularity in the media gather tourists all around the world.

After considering our options, we decided to forgo the beaches for a little while. Instead, we took a summer vacation in an unlikely place – Rome. Let me tell you, it was the right choice!

 

St. Peter’s Square

On day 1 from our 7-day trip to Rome, we visited the Vatican’s famous St. Peter’s Square. Unfortunately we did not have a chance to enter the Basilica as the line of tourists was hundreds of meters long.

St. Angelo’s Castle

After St. Peter’s Square, we went to see the infamous Castel di Sant’Angelo. Did you know – there’s a legend that Saint Angelo’s castle is connected to Saint Peter’s Basilica through an inderground tunnel? Legend goes that the tunnel was used by popes and priests to sneak in the castle unnoticed.

St. Angelo's Castle
Castel di Sant’Angelo

Housing in Rome

When planning our trip to Rome, we noticed an interesting facts. In Rome, bed and breakfasts are much more popular and available than hotels. Not to mention, they are a lot more budget-friendly as well. After reviewing for a few days, we chose to stay in Romoletto. This is a small bed and breakfast establishment very near to the Vatican – around 20 min walk to St Peter’s basilica. The host speaks perfect English and they offer good breakfast and clean rooms. They cleaned our room every day and were friendly and helpful so this is definitely a place I would recommend!

 Top 3 reasons why Rome is not overrated destination

Read about our visit to the Vatican museums in Part II!

Visiting Rome – top 3 reasons why it is not overrated

Visiting Rome – top 3 reasons why it is not overrated

Some people think that visiting Rome might be a bit overrated? Here are the top 3 reasons why we think it isn’t   Visiting Rome is definitely on top in the “next destination” list for most travelers around the world. But being one of the […]