Bridge over the river Tiber
After an hour of relaxation and refreshing we were ready to get out into the city. But first we enjoyed a late lunch near our hotel. We did not have a planning so during lunch we discussed what we were going to do. We decided to go to Gianicolo hill. We took the wrong way and got in the middle of a very busy road where there was no side walk, so we immediately were introduced to the Italian driving habits. When we finally got to the top of the hill, which is the highest of Rome but not one of the seven hills where Rome was build on, the view was fantastic. You could see all the major attractions like the Pantheon and the Colosseum from up there. We sat there for a while and ate our first lovely Italian ice cream.
When we got downhill again we agreed to walked over to Trastevere
, a very nice Roman neighbourhood where a lot of "real Romans" live. The neighbourhood is very lively and has a lot of small cosy piazzas and little alleys. After we drank a beer and enjoyed the "Italian life" we walked back to our hotel via the Tiber isle. It was time for a Siesta, because we were still tired of the travelling and walking that day.
After a little nap we went to look for a nice place to eat, we chose a restaurant a few houses next to our hotel. It was great, really nice food and very cheap. If I would still know the name of the place I would recommend it to you. So our bellies were full and we were ready to get in to the super hot nightlife of Rome.
Street near our Hotel
But ehh where was the super hot nightlife? We had no idea. So we just walked to places where we saw a lot of people and we ended up at a piazza were lots of other people were drinking and having fun. So we did to. Then we followed the stream of people to a bridge over the tiber. This was te best place to party at night in Rome, most nightclubs close quite early and people go on partying on the street untill the early hours. You could find all the ingredients for a good night out on this bridge, cheap beer, street musicians, barbeque food, a lot of people from all over the world and a nice atmosphere. You could easily approach other people there, we met Americans, Germans, French people and obviously a lot of Italians. When we saw the clock had come in the early hours, we rushed back to our hotel, which we thought had 24 hour reception, but we had to rang the receptionist out of his bed, so he looked very angy. But we didn't care and went to bed really quick. And we slept well, very well.