Rome, Italy, what an amazing city! There is no way to describe the beauty of Rome. There is so much to see around every corner. You could walk for hours and hours and never get bored. Not to mention the food and wine are superb. I traveled to Rome in mid-February 2022 and the weather we got was amazing. To be honest, I wouldn’t have wanted it any warmed for the amount of walking we did. (Bring comfortable shoes!)
Where to stay?
We stayed in the beautiful Condotti Boutique Hotel. Instead of being in the main hotel, we had a two-bedroom apartment that was just around the corner. The apartment was extremely comfortable with two bedrooms (double ensuite and twin), a large living area, a small kitchen, and a bathroom. I would highly recommend staying here as it was ideally located. It is only a short walk from the Spanish Steps and less than a 10 min walk from the Trevi Fountain. The only drawback is that it was up two steep flights of spiral stairs. There was an elevator but it only took 1 person at a time so we didn’t bother using it. Check out my TikTok below for a room tour.
@sliceofciara Beautiful Hotel in an ideal location. Would highly recommend. 😊 #fyp #rome #italy ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show
Where to eat?
Antica Taverna – Probably the most authentic Italian meal we had. The staff was lovely, the interior was stunning and the food was delicious.
Frigidarium – Delicious Gelato – There’s nothing more to say!
Harry’s Bar – Harry’s is a cool spot. It’s known for its A-list clientele including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Barack Obama, and Woody Allen. The cocktails were delicious but a little on the pricey side. If you’re passing stop in for a drink for sure but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there.
Pizza in Trevi – The pizza here was so good and they have an extensive gluten-free menu too. Can’t fault a thing about it and it was right in all of the buzz of the amazing Trevi Fountain.
La Soffitta – Again, a great spot for pizza and pasta. The service was great too.
JacKing Bar – Cool spot but there are probably nicer places to go. I wouldn’t highly recommend it.
Trinity College Bar – Great spot. We had such a good night here. Good drinks, good music, and good craic.
Amarena Gelato Experience – Huge selection of delicious Gelato
Pasqualino al Colosseo – I know this is getting repetitive but look, Roma does good pizza and pasta ok!
Antica Birreria Viennese – Not bad at all but it definitely wasn’t the best. I’d suggest trying somewhere else but the areas was fab and there were lots of options.
Don Nino – Yummy gelato!
What to do over 3 days?
On our first day, we checked into our accommodation and then headed straight for food. Antica Taverna was the perfect first meal. Possibly even the best meal we had. Of course, after every meal, there had to be gelato so on the way to our first site we stopped off at Frigidarium. Once we were full of gelato, we started off on our Roman sightseeing tour. All of this was within walking distance of each other and it’s all marked on the Google map below. First off was Piazza Navona, followed by the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. All of which are stunning. I couldn’t get over the beauty of the Trevi Foundation. It’s so much bigger than I expected.
After all the walking it was time for a drink at Harry’s and then we headed back towards the Trevi Fountain to see it lit up at night and for dinner in Pizza in Trevi.
Day 2 we headed to the Vatican City.
We got a guided tour which I would highly recommend. It’s well worth seeing but keep in mind that it takes up at least half a day. When you’re finished in the Vatican City take a look around St. Peters Square.
If you’re lucky, you may even get a wave from the Pope. After the tour, we went to Terezza Les Étoiles rooftop bar for a drink and then had lunch in La Soffitta. After this, we went back to the house to get ready for a night out. We started in JacKing bar and then headed to where we knew there would be good craic – Trinity College Bar.
Day 3 started with a Colosseum Tour. It was obviously very cool to see but if you were tight on time I wouldn’t say you HAVE to go inside. It’s still breathtaking to see it from the outside and admire its beauty while enjoying a drink/coffee.
After our tour, we did exactly this and get to Caffé Roma. Next, was time for more pizza and pasta and Pasqualino al Colosseo hit the spot. Once we felt reenergized, we had a stroll around the shops and then went to Amarena Gelato and enjoyed our Gelato while watching the Sunset on the Spanish Steps. We had our last fill of pizza and pasta in Antica Birreria Viennese and gelato from Don Nino.
Again, what an amazing city. I already can’t wait to go back. If you are traveling soon I hope you have a great time. If you find any of these recommendations useful I would love to hear about it. Send me a DM or tag me on Instagram @sliceofciara.
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