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My first day in Rome, the eternal city!

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walking through the Via Sacra in Roman Forum

Anything you would have heard about Rome is not good enough. I loved this city. Every corner has something interesting and full of history and you discover a lot of new things every single minute.

 

This was my first day in Rome and as usual one of the first things I did was getting a map of the city. I woke up early, took a shower and went for breakfast, which wasn't anything impressive, but well it was free. It was early and I was about leaving the hostel when I saw the man in the front desk - the same from the night before - pointing at me and trying to talk to a group of people who just arrived. He needed my translation skills again, hahaha. After that I became his favorite, hahaha.

an intelectual look in the Colosseo

 

I left the hostel and now I could see where I was staying. There was a Bus stop right in the corner!!!! And I didn't see it last night. Oh well! I took the bus and then the metro in order to go to the Colosseo. It was good arriving early. The line wasn’t long. When I was about buying the ticket, I remembered I'd read about the Roma Pass, which which allows the use of the public transportation for 3 days and visit 3 museums. I'd stay in the city for 3 days, so I went for a Roma Pass ;) What a good deal! I visited the Colosseo, which was amazing. I was remembering all my history lessons and felt so lucky to be here. Afther the Colosseo, I walked through the Roman Forum.  It was awesome walking through these antique roads, watching all the monuments. There is so much history there!

 

I kept on walking and arrived to the Campidoglio.

Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona
I decided to visit the Musei Capitolini and used my Roma Pass for it, hehe. Also I visited the Pantheon. Being face to face with so many art pieces was incredible!


Then I went to Piazza Navona ;) bela! In my way to Piazza Navona I crossed several Piazzas, so beautiful! and the monuments and churches you can find there are just great. Is incredible finding so many amazing things at every step. While you are walking, you can easily get lost, but follow the other people holding maps, hahaha, eventually you'll arrive to somewhere. I was in a park and noticed that a couple were talking about me. They were talking in German and didn't expect I understood, but I did, haha. They were talking about my earrings, lol. So I just said "Thank you!" in German. They were amazed I talked German and we ended chatting for a while, hahaha. But it was time to keep on moving.

 

It was the middle of the afternoon and I was so excited with the city that forgot to eat :P I was hungry and ate something.

Fontana di Trevi - don't forget to throw a coin and ask for coming back to Rome. Just in case I threw 2 ;)
There were so many great things to see, that sitting in a restaurant for eating something wasn’t in my plans. Preferred to buy something and ate while I was walking to my next stop. ;)

 

Yep! I arrived to the Fontana di Trevi. A lot of people were there, why? Well, not just because it's lovely, but also because they say that you have to throw a coin into it and wish to come back to Rome. What did I do? Well, just in case I threw 2 coins, hahaha. Just walking through the city felt so good. It’s full with people from all over the world, how wonderful!

 

For my next destination I went to Piazza Spagna.

The Colosseo at night.
It’s such a beauty. The stairs were full with people. I sat down and took look in my map. The walking was so nice that I didn’t realize I walked a pretty good distance from the Colosseo to Piazza Spagna, hahaha. But it was so great!

 

It was getting late, so I decided to go back to the hostel. I didn't want to miss the metro again, hahaha. I was near the Colosseo when I heard someone calling me in Spanish. I turned back and Hey, my Mexican buddies were there, hahaha. We had a beer and again it was later than 10pm, oh no! Well, let's have a second one. It's already late, hahaha.


I thought this time would be easier to go back to the hostel, but... It was almost midnight and I was still lost. ooops! After catching the wrong bus, finally I caught the right one and am not sure how, but I arrived back to the hostel back, hahaha, an adventure :P Before going to sleep, I noticed I needed to charge my batteries, but all the plugs were full. So glad, the old man was working at the front desk. He offered to charge my batteries at the front desk, hehe. Making friends is awesome!!! Can't wait for my second day in this fantastic city!!!

yadilitta says:
I'm glad you like it! Yes, this is an awesome city!!!
Posted on: Mar 20, 2009
Koralifix says:
Great entry! Reminds me of my holiday in this awesome city :)
Posted on: Mar 20, 2009
yadilitta says:
yes, it was a great day!
Posted on: Mar 12, 2009
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an intelectual look in the Colosseo
an intelectual look in the Colosseo
Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona
Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona
Fontana di Trevi - dont forget to…
Fontana di Trevi - don't forget t…
The Colosseo at night.
The Colosseo at night.
Fontana di Trevi
Fontana di Trevi
The Colosseo (galleries)
The Colosseo (galleries)
The Colosseo, amazing. Arrive earl…
The Colosseo, amazing. Arrive ear…
Roman Forum surroundings
Roman Forum surroundings
Arco di Tito
Arco di Tito
arriving to Roman Forum
arriving to Roman Forum
The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum
Basilica di Majencio in Roman Forum
Basilica di Majencio in Roman Forum
Il Palatino
Il Palatino
Antonino & Faustinas Temple
Antonino & Faustina's Temple
Castor & Polux Temple in Roman For…
Castor & Polux Temple in Roman Fo…
Victor Manuel monument
Victor Manuel monument
view from the Campidoglio
view from the Campidoglio
Museo Capitolini
Museo Capitolini
Marcus Aurelio in Campidoglio
Marcus Aurelio in Campidoglio
in my way to Piazza Navona
in my way to Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona
Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona
Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona
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Terme di Dioclezano entrance
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Terme di Dioclezano
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Piazza della Minerva
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going to Piazza Spagna
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