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A stroll through the eternal city – my best pictures of Rome (Photo Essay)

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A city break to Rome is a great idea at any time of the year: a rich history, impressive sights like the Colosseum and a delicious cuisine are waiting for you. Get to know the sights and the charm of Italy's capital with my best pictures of Rome!

Due to it's location and popularity Rome is easy to get to by plane: within Europe there are numerous low cost carriers. Moreover lodging isn't as expensive as you might think – make sure to checkout my recommendations at the end of this photo essay and don't miss out to watch the video I produced in Rome!

Sights in Rom

You shouldn't forget to pack some comfortable shoes within your luggage for the weekend as it is the best way to explore the city.

No doubt: the Colosseum is by far the most popular landmark in Rome
No doubt: the Colosseum is by far the most popular landmark in Rome
...it's even more impressive from the inside!
…it's even more impressive from the inside!
Just a few steps from the Colosseum, right next to the Forum Romanum you can find the Vittorio Emanuele - one of the 'modern' sights :)
Just a few steps from the Colosseum, right next to the Forum Romanum you can find the Vittorio Emanuele – one of the ‘modern' sights :)
...enjoy a great view to the historic city center from the top of the building!
…enjoy a great view to the historic city center from the top of the building!
The Trevi Fountain ranks right after the Colosseum in matters of popularity: make a wish here, if you're able to make your way through the crowd ;)
The Trevi Fountain ranks right after the Colosseum in matters of popularity: make a wish here, if you're able to make your way through the crowd ;)
The most impressive part of the Pantheon is the dome
The most impressive part of the Pantheon is the dome
Grab some ice cream and have a break at the spanish steps!
Grab some ice cream and have a break at the spanish steps!
Before we cross to the other side of the Tiber we check out the Piazza Navona
Before we cross to the other side of the Tiber we check out the Piazza Navona
The Castel Sant'Angelo was once the tallest building in Rome
The Castel Sant'Angelo was once the tallest building in Rome.
...one of the many angel statues on Ponte Sant'Angelo which leads to the Castel Sant'Angelo.
…one of the many angel statues on Ponte Sant'Angelo which leads to the Castel Sant'Angelo.
Der Staat im Staat - der Petersdom ist wahrlich beeindruckend!
Vatican City is the smallest state in the world – the St. Peter's Basilica is pretty impressive!
 

La dolce Vita

Hach! You should take the time to experience the flair of the city. Get lost, sip a Cappuccino in the sunshine and stroll through the narrow streets.

Indeed - there is a big hustle and bustle. Try to avoid the main streets...
Indeed – there is a big hustle and bustle. Try to avoid the main streets…
...and head into the narrow streets!
…and head into the narrow streets!
There is a lot to discover here - need a tie?
There is a lot to discover here – need a tie?
If you get lost you can easily find your way - this beautiful street signs will lead you.
If you get lost you can easily find your way – this beautiful street signs will lead you.
...or just take one of the ubercool Vepas to discover the city!
…or just take one of the ubercool Vepas to discover the city!
And Yes, Rome can also be pretty relaxed!
And Yes, Rome can also be pretty relaxed!
...and delicious!
…and delicious!
 

Self-Made Pasta

Where if not here? I got invited by the lovely guys from Walks of Italy to join in a cooking class: on a rooftop terrace in the center of rome David, an italian chef, teached us how to make and enjoy homemade pasta:

David welcomes us with snacks and prosecco before...
David welcomes us with snacks and Prosecco before…
...it is our turn to make some nice pasta!
…it is our turn to make some nice pasta!
...well done, huh? And it has been soooo yummy!
…well done, huh? And it has been soooo yummy!
 

Rom at night

I was lucky and also got asked to join a night tour to see the Colosseum at night from the inside – which guarantees rare pictures of rome:

The tour starts with the Palazzo Senatorio
The tour starts with the Palazzo Senatorio
...then you walk through the Forum Romanum..to head over to the highlight.
…then you walk through the Forum Romanum..to head over to the highlight.
Beside the fact that there are almost no other visitors this place is kind of mystical at night!
Beside the fact that there are almost no other visitors this place is kind of mystical at night!
...and you feel very special when you enter the empty inside of the arena at that time.
…and you feel very special when you enter the empty inside of the arena at that time.
 

Accommodation & Flights

Even in Rome you can find budget friendly but stylish places to stay – the Yellow is located close to the termini train station and offers dorms (from 17€) as well as privates (35€ p.P.).

Doppelzimmer im Annex-Gebäude des Yellow Hostel
Private Room in the Yellow
The best thing about the Yellow is the flair – at the bar you easily get in touch with fellow travelers from around the world and later you can dance the night away in the basement!
bar of the yellow
The Bar of the Yellow

Before you leave for Rome checkout the Packing List for City Breaks – a great tool to save some time while preparing for your trip!

...and sometimes Rome can be a drama queen :)
…and sometimes Rome can be a drama queen :)
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  • Oh, man, I’m sad that we already paid for a hotel in Rome! Yellow sounds like a lot of fun and very affordable, too. I like meeting other travelers on the road, but my husband is not a fan of hostels so we have never tried them.

    • Hey – the good thing with hostels is that more and more of them have private rooms, sometimes also with bathroom ensuite. This way you can have both ;) Have a great time in Rome!

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