A lot of walking is required when Exploring the Famous Sites in Rome.
We have been to Rome before and have seen most of the main tourist sites. This was our first time staying in this area. We choose this location to be close to the train station. On this trip we were just going to walk around and enjoy our last two days in Rome before heading home. We noticed that most of the historical spots were under renovation.
There is a walkway to view the Trevi Fountain, but you cannot really see much. I am glad I saw the site without the restorations going on.
This is how it looked on a previous trip, without renovations.
There were signs pointing us in the direction of the places we visited.
We had to stop by the Campo de Fiori Market.
The Tiber River (Fiume Tevere) flows through the city of Rome and enters the Tyrrhenian Sea. Castel Sant Angelo is in the background below.
There is a path to walk along the Tiber River
We carry a water bottle and there were plenty of places to fill it up along our route.
We walked by the Vatican on this trip as we had visited on a previous trip. We took some pictures and were thankful we were not waiting in these long lines.
TIP: If you are planning on visiting the Vatican, order your tickets ahead of time to skip these long lines.
The Ruins Around Rome.
Terrazza delle Quadrighe
Scooters are everywhere in Rome, but this was the first time we saw a mint green scooter.
Chiesa S. Spirito in Sassia
The Spanish Steps
The fountain by the Spanish Steps was under restoration.
The fountain at the Spanish Steps before renovations on a previous visit.
We enjoyed a delightful lunch at a street side café in Rome.
This painting on the side of the building was pretty.
We felt safe walking around at night and got some great pictures of the Colosseum. Below is the entrance to the Colosseum.
Seeing the monuments at night gave us a different perspective than during the day. During our two days in Rome, we walked over 57,500 steps, which comes out to 28+ miles.
We did a lot of walking on this trip. This type of travel where you are moving every couple of days is not for everyone, but we enjoy it. We saw a lot of Italy and one day hope to return to see more. Our vacation was coming to an end and tomorrow we take the train to the airport to go back home.