Last weekend we have visited Rome! As much as I was exited about it, I was tired by the time we reach the old town. I was dreaming of this trip for awhile and finally when we did it I was so overwhelmed with all those historical places that needs to be visited. Of course, we did not manage to see all of the old town in one weekend. So need to do another trip, and this time we just to get lost in town and explore non touristic areas. Because it was like a big market, too many people. Cant blame them, we all want to see the same while visiting Rome 🙂
Would like to share on how we did it, and how I would do it next time Im there!
We came by train to Termini station, which is very near to all the historical places. Walked to Colosseum, got caught by tour guides, who promised quick entrance. As we arrived at lunch time, we thought it would be better if we did not need waiting in a long line, we decided to take a guide. So the guide took us inside, spend with us 20 minutes, by telling some facts about Colosseum. Later she let us go to wonder around and take some pictures. The part of the deal was also to take us to Palatino with the guide, but we had to wait for the guide to continue the tour.
In my opinion we could have just bought tickets online, instead of waiting the ticket line and have the walk by ourselves. Cause in first case we relay on them, and their time frame. I did not feel like I need to spend 2h in Colosseum 🙂 Instead we could move on to the next location and explore more (maybe Im just impatient :). Tour guides tend to slow you down a bit 🙂 Anyway, they gave some information, that most probably I would not check on my own 🙂 also most of it, I already forgot 🙂
The next day we went to see Vatican. And again we took a tour 🙂 We went to see the guide, were waiting in the agency just next to Vatican for 1h, there were some people who should come for the tour too. So we waited for them. By the time the guide decided to make a move, St. Pietro Basilica was closed 🙁 So there was nothing else left, just to go to the museum of Vatican, which was nearly closing too 🙂 Anyway we made it to the museum. Had a nice and quick walk around.
Conclusion is clear! Weekend is not enough to see the Rome 🙂 And need to be ready when you go to Rome, get the map and check the working hours of the museums and wear comfortable shoes 🙂
Another thing, when you are booking a hotel, check what museum you will visit the last. Just to let you know, that you wont have any energy to go back to the spot, where you started from 🙂 Like we did 🙂 I booked a hotel near Colosseum, but we walked totally opposite way to the museums 🙂
I hope you can take some useful information from this blog post! If something is missing you can add it in the comments !
P.S. I did not have a time to take pictures, as we were trying to keep up with the group and guide 🙂 For sure I need to make another trip to this absolutely amazing city!