As some of you may know, I’m going to be studying abroad in Rome, Italy in the Fall. I couldn’t be more excited! I asked Emily to write a guide to Rome to get the wheels turning! Expect more posts on study abroad in the coming months.
Also, I know I’ve been rather absent lately, and I’m SO SORRY. School ended, and I was re-acclimating to being home, getting caught up with dentist appointments, etc., so blogging fell off my radar for a bit. The good news is, now I’m back! I hope to have a couple new posts up every week for you guys all summer long!
Here’s Emily’s post! Thanks again for writing, Em!
Hello beautiful people! I’m really excited to be guest blogging for Haley today! She mentioned that she’s going to study abroad soon and I actually studied abroad in Europe 4 years ago. I highly recommend it!
I just returned from an amazing Spring Break trip to Rome, Italy so I’m excited to do a guide to Rome for you all! This was my second time in Rome and I can’t help but feeling like Lizzie McGuire when I’m there. The city is insanely beautiful with so much to see and so much amazing food to try. Here are the places I recommend visiting!
Guide to Rome: Sites
One thing that is extraordinary about Rome is that there are SO many sites to see! I recommend taking three days in the city: one for going to the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon, one for going to the Vatican (see my blog post about the Vatican here) and the Spanish Steps, and one for seeing the Colosseum and Roman Forums.
Pantheon (pictured above)- This building is so pretty and really impressive on the inside! One thing to remember about Rome is that they typically enforce a dress code in their churches where you can’t have exposed shoulders so bring a sweater so that you’ll always be covered!
Trevi Fountain– You have to make a wish here! I’m always mind blown this fountain is on the backside of a building! I personally like going in the day time more than at night time.
Colosseum– Definitely recommend taking a tour here! It was crazy to learn about how many animal and human sacrifices were made inside the Colosseum as well as what it was like to be alive during the time it was being built.
Roman Forums– First off, let me say that the Roman ruins are gigantic! The views were amazing and I loved learning about the empire. Definitely recommend getting a tour that includes both the Colosseum and Forums!
Piazza Navona– such a great place to grab a gelato and admire the surroundings!
Altare della Patria
Castel Sant’Angelo– I recommend going to this castle if you want a great view of the Vatican!
Spanish Steps– These steps are a great place to people watch and enjoy a dessert or snack! At the very top, we had this colorful view of the city!
The square by the Spanish Steps is also a great place to walk around!
Pompi Tiramisu– Later in the evening we tried two types of tiramisu from the well known shop Pompi- the original and strawberry! They were so good and we finished them really fast!
In terms of transportation, I would recommend getting the Rome pass (which you can get in a train station) because it gives you free entrance to the metro, buses, and some museums (don’t forget to use your student card at museums too for a discount). You can get a two day pass (28 euros) or a three day option (36 euros). If you’re going for a cheaper option, you can get on a hop on & hop off bus (10 euros) or just buy a metro card!
I seriously hope you decide to check out Rome! There is so much to offer! Thanks for having me as a guest blogger and allowing me to make this guide to Rome for you all!
Thanks again to Emily for guest posting, and make sure to check out her blog too!
I’m Emily Dong, beauty and fashion blogger of www.Emsies.com and an industrial engineering student at Georgia Tech! My blog features beauty product reviews and fun outfit posts. I have two missions with my blog: 1) to educate my readers on the latest trends and products in beauty and fashion (especially girls in the technical world like me) and 2) to inspire my readers to embrace who they are, be confident, and be creative!