by RILEY, R.
We mainly enjoyed walking round different areas of rome and taking everything in. We didn't actually go into any main sites as I have back problems and cannot wait in line very long. We went to the church behind palazzo Venezia which was beautiful. We went to the trevi fountains and Spanish steps which were full of tourists. We initially did annopen bus tour which was ok, good to get orientated but we enjoyed doing a lot of walking after this
Trattoria degli amici in trastavere, good food, great desserts and it is a restaurant supporting people with disabilities and also the money from wine sales goes to helping the aids epidemic in africa. We also ate at shooters steakhouse near San Giovanni metro station one night and the name is misleading as there were lots of Italians there, the food and service was great.
Not really, I was curious about one waiter asked us what we thought of Rome, which we said we loved and his comment was to ask if we liked Venice better. Neither of us had been to Venice to comment but I was surprised with Rome as it felt like a smaller city than I expected and my sister who has been there thinks it is so beautiful without feeling arrogant. So that was sort of confirmed by the waiters attitude
Rome is beautiful for some reason I pictured it would be like Athens, big busy and dirty. In fact wefound walking around more navigable than Florence which was overrun by tourists. Rome is very pretty and we felt safe as two young women walking on our own. So much history to learn about the whole city is history in itself. Lots of great food and friendly people. I was sad to leave Rome and wished we'd spent more than 2 nights there. I was also sad I didnt have more money and space in my suitcase as shopping was great!!