July 07, 2007

Visiting Rome


Rome is a beautiful city with an extremely rich history. We rented an apartment in Trastevere for 10 days and visited the numerous places and museums packed in a relatively small area. The area of the city enclosed within the old Roman walls is 23 square miles, about half the size of San Francisco. You can walk literally everywhere, you can take the highly unreliable public transportation or get a taxi to quickly go somewhere else.

One major downside in Rome is the huge number of tourists. To take the above picture of my son in San Giovanni in Laterano, the mother church of the Roman Catholics, I had to wait some 20 minutes.

Posted by ovidiu at July 07, 2007 10:01 PM |

I was just in Rome a few months ago. It was my first time and we really enjoyed it. We only spent a small amount of time of Trastevere, though, as we stayed at Piazza Barberini (near the Trevi Fountain).

You're right that you can walk everywhere in Rome, we spent 8 - 10 hours a day walking. Except for the Vatican where we took the underground Metro.

I have to say, I am ruined for american mozzarella now. Even our mozzarella di buffala is bland and watery by comparison.

Posted by: Steve Jenson on July 15, 2007 08:36 PM
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