Following on from Monday’s post about my trip to Rome, today’s post continues with our second day in the city. Now, when researching the city before we left, one of the main points of advice was to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking. That is an understatement. The city has a metro which runs on the outskirts.
We stayed in Cornelia which was on the red line, so each day we got the metro into the city and then off we walked. We bought the Roma pass before we went for 3 days which contained entry and fast-track passes to the Coliseum, St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistene Chapel and the 3 day hop on, hop off bus which runs around the city, which was a godsend!
However, by walking we got to discover the different parts of the city and quite enjoyed getting lost down the many cobbled streets! I would defo recommend a visit to Rome who is considering it. One of the misconceptions is that the city is expensive. Well, yes it can be if you eat in the tourist aimed restaurants, however we are out each evening in the local area where we stayed and the most we paid for a 3 course meal for 2 plus drinks was 50 euros. Not bad! You just need to be smart and you can definitely do Rome on a budget!