October 12th, 2010
In the first week of October I went to Rome on a city trip with my high school and it was really cool. I had never been to Italy before and Rome was definitely in my top ten of must visit travel destinations.
The school had arranged for us to visit some of the major tourist attractions in Rome like the Colosseum, the Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia and many more.
The best thing was that we had our personal travel guide to show us around and tell us more about the amazing history of Rome.
Piazza Venezia was one of the first places we headed to. The Victor Emmanuel II monument is one of the most important and beautiful monuments in Rome as it honors its first king after the unification of Italy.
From Piazza Venezia we followed our guide to the world famous Via dei Fori Imperiali, without a doubt the most ancient road in Europe, if not in the world and when they speak of all the roads that lead to Rome this would probably be the place where you end up staring at an amazing panorama with in the backround the Colosseum.
We had a guided walk over the site of the Fori Imperiali and took some photographes of the temple remains as our guide explained us how the Romans used to governate the city from this part of the city.
From the Fori Imperiali we continued our travel adventure to the Colosseum where we bought tickets to have a look inside. Eventhough there were like a million of tourists around I simply forgot about them when I looked into the arena and imagined all the races and shows that were held here. What a place!
From the Colosseum you can either hop on the metro B and head to the center of Rome to visit other attractions like Piazza di Spagna or the Trevi Fountain, depending on where you get off as the signs are pretty clear, but we decided to walk through the park just across the street from the Colosseum, called the Parco di Troiano and followed our way over Viale del Monte Oppio.
Our guide took us to this amazing trattoria on Via Merulana for some outstanding pizza al taglio. The trattoria La Cuccuma is a great place to have lunch if you're tired from your walking tour trough Rome as the food is amazing and its a short walk away from the Santa Maria Maggiore Cathedral and Termini Station.
This was just one of six days we spent in Rome but I'm sure your travel guide will include a lot of great tips like the market at Porta Portese, the restaurants late at night down the shore of the Tevere River and the bars around Campo dei Fiori. We had a great time and infact I already booked to head back there around Christmas because a city like Rome plus the Christmas decorations must be the end of the world!
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