Rome Itineraries III
More Tours of Rome
Piazza di Spagna, Rome.
Day 1- THE FORUMS
For those of you like us who didn’t exactly know what a Forum was, let me bring some understanding. A Forum is religious complex, civic center and shopping malls all round up in one. However, the excellence and overwhelming structures are far more than just that. These richly decorated public spaces have been used over many centuries to gather the cultured Romans of the City and share life together.
Day 2- VILLA BORGHESE
Another spectacular and breath taking experience within Rome is the amazing views. There are many incredible landscapes throughout Rome that you could rest in for hours and enjoy the sounds and smells of this magnificent place. This is one of the grandest experiences about being in the incredible City is the unmatchable landscape. Literally, the acres upon acres of outdoor spaces demonstrate such beauty and brilliance; you won’t want to miss it.
There are many other great landscapes that will take your breath away and be worth the spending the day; one of another great rooftop Roman view is the Janiculum Hill.
Day 3- TRASTEVERE
Trastevere is one of the most picturesque parts of Rome. It sits over the River from Centro Storico and has undergone significant changes. This area used to be owned by the poor to working class, but was taken over by wealthy foreigners who were impressed with it’s amazing, photogenic streetscapes. Today, this area exhibits and displays some of the quaintest bars, café’s and trattorias.
Piazza Santa Maria In Trastevere
This animated night spot is full of crowds and local alike. It’s a great way to meet locals and experience authentic Roman culture, while also remaining in the relevance of your experience. There’s a fountain in the center of the square that is a 17th Century restoration of the original.
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Of course within the same area, and tucked away in the corner of the piazza, is the Basilica de Santa Maria. This is said to be the oldest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. It was originally built in AD337, it holds the Romanesque Bell Tower. There are 21 beautiful ancient Roman columns that hold this architectural masterpiece up. Whatever your personal religious beliefs may be, the mere structure alone demands respect.
This great site is actually within a short walk as well from the Basilica Santa Maria. As a matter of fact, this is the prestigious pedestrian bridge that leads back across the Tiber. To many, this beautiful bridge alone becomes a resting place for the evening to glance the water, people watch and breathe in the authentic Roman culture and air. This great bridge is surrounding by the Piazza Trilussa and the picturesque atmosphere it offers, particularly at night. This is said to be one of the best areas to experience both in the day but especially for the night life of Rome.
The structural layout of this entire Piazza is worth the walk through Trastevere.
The entire area of Trastevere is quite a historic and motivational look at the Roman locals, the Spirit of Rome and the generations of people who’ve, first hand, experienced and lived this great City. As a matter of fact, much of the inspiration of the wealthy foreigners who bought land in the area is due to the amazing and unique streetscapes it offers. It’s truly one of a kind and individualistic in its identity with Rome. The attractions and atmosphere of Trastevere represent the Spirit, Tenacity and beauty of this great City of Rome.
Rome truly was one of the greatest Cities and experiences we had in Italy. It offered such authentic beauty and brilliant historical sites. Some of the greatest memories were experiencing these terrific sites, while witnessing the locals in the City. This City was more than worth
By Joey Papa