(εδώ θα βρείτε την ανάρτηση στα Ελληνικά)
Rome is one of the largest cities in Europe and the world’s biggest historic center. In fact, Rome is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural monuments in the world.
We arrived at Ciampino Airport (we traveled with Ryan Air) and quickly headed to the exit to catch the Terravision bus for the city. I had booked online our tickets to skip the lines. After almost 1 hour – due to morning traffic – we arrived at Termini Central Station. We took the Metro and headed for the Spanish Steps, since our hotel was located there (smart choice as we went only 1 week after the Paris terror attacks and that area is one of the most secured in Rome).
Exiting the station we were on Piazza di Spagna and we saw Barcaccia – Bernini’s famous fountain. On the top was Trinita dei Monti and the famous Spanish Steps but they were closed due to renovations and we didn’t had the chance to sit on the steps (on my list for our next visit).
We arrived early at the hotel and our room wasn’t ready but the receptionist kindly offered to keep our luggages at their storage and gave us a map to start exploring Rome.
We walked up the hill and we found ourselves at the Pincio, a popular spot of Villa Borghese, where we took a glimpse of this amazing city.
Near Fontana di Trevi we spotted Il gelato di San Crispino gelateria and we had to stop for gelato. We ordered hazelnut and honey gelato and both were delicious!
Being a coffee-addict I had to try their coffee. It was the best espresso I had ever drink. Perfect flavor and smell! Espresso is served with a kind of “cream” on top.
We also got a Nutela Millefeulle, which was delicious. We went there a couple more times during our stay in Rome, but this pastry wasn’t available. If you been there for coffee, you have to try it. Caffe Sant’ Eustachio is always crowded so I had to drink my coffee in a hurry by the bar. We bought some espresso capsules for our coffee machine back home, but the coffee wasn’t the same as the one we had there.