Strongly Suggested in Rome

Louder and larger than life, Rome dazzles the senses. From the ripe tomatoes that tease your tastebuds before exploding in your mouth, to the weathered old men grabbing their hair raising caffe from their regular morning bar, and to the ghostly images that flit through your mind as you take in the ruins of a long ago ancient past.

Here are some recommendations with regards to experiences that I hope will help to solidify Rome as one of your favourite cities as well. This is of course, assuming you’ve done the major relics and sights that Rome has to offer. Because nothing – not a single bit of it – should be missed.

1. Eating Italy Food Tour

http://www.eatingitalyfoodtours.com/taste-of-testaccio-food-tour/

The tour I went for was the Taste of Testaccio, in which we were brought through traditional markets to see where the Italians bought their fresh produce and ingredients as well as sample the best of traditional italian food. Sincerely, DO NOT MISS.

Here are some of the moments from the specific food tour:

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Testaccio Market

Testaccio Market

Flavio

Flavio

Suppli’ (Fried Risotto Ball)

Suppli’ (Fried Risotto Ball)

2. Ride a Segway around Villa Borghese

Segways may be found for rent at a rather affordable rate around Villa Borghese Park. You definitely don’t want to miss this experience with views like these along the way:

Pincian Hill

Pincian Hill

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese

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All Roads lead to Rome

All roads lead to Rome? Roma Aeterna‘s history spans almost three thousand years. Birthplace of the Baroque style, many structures owe their inspiration to Rome. And as I walked down the cobblestones in summer, I envision Michaelangelo, Raphael and Bernini doing the very same thing hundreds of years ago. In this gorgeous city, exploration is best done by night when the hordes of tourists go to bed (the picture of the Trevi Fountain was taken at 2 a.m.). If the sights and names of the Vatican, St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel should fail to inspire you, you may be beyond help.

Trevi Fountain, Rome

Trevi Fountain, Rome

The narrow alleyways of Rome

The narrow alleyways of Rome

St Peter's Square at night

St Peter’s Square at night

Colosseo

Colosseo

Palatine Hill Ruins

Palatine Hill Ruins

Lungo il Tevere Roma (Summer festival along the River Tiber)

Lungo il Tevere Roma (Summer festival along the River Tiber)

Pantheon

Pantheon