So It’s been a month since the first post dedicated to you guys, where you can describe about your own city and have the chance to write on the wild swans 😉 This month, my good friend Chiara is gonna take us to Rome and show us how magical her city is!
There’s a very interesting Interview and I hope you will enjoy it as well!
Time to fasten your belts because It’s time to fly to ROMA! 😉
Also,there’s currently an empty spot for next month, and if you’re interested in joining, just drop me an email and we can discuss about it (you can find it right on the side)
– Tell us a bit about yourself and what you enjoy to do during your free time?
Hi everyone! My name’s Chiara, I’m 23 years old and I’m born and bred in Rome. I’m currently finishing my studies and am trying to get my Master degree in Economics. I’m a lover of anything that is sweet, but most importantly, the simple things in Life. During my spare time I enjoy shopping, trying out new recepies (I love cooking and baking), and having fun with friends and family! Honestly, What’s better than having a good chit chat with your friends about the last masterpiece you made in the oven!…DUHHH!
– Why Should People come visit Rome?
Simple, because It’s renowned around the globe as the Eternal City! It’s a place where 2000 years of history come after the other and they mix and mingle with the modern side of it, making it look perfectly smooth. From the city center, which represents the maximum exposure of what it was Rome during the ancient times, to the modern districts which were built during the era of the Fascism. Altough they are so close to each other and they mingle perfectly, they are way too distant when it comes to the magnificence and beauty of the Roma Caput Mundi. The main reason why people should come visit is because no matter where you go, there’s no place like Rome.
– Name 3 to 5 Top attractions that people cannot miss out in Rome
Well, Making a list of everything that needs to be seen in Rome would be IMPOSSIBLE! Even I haven’t had the chance to visit them all and I’ve lived here for 23 years 😉 But there are few things that I consider the whatsocalled “absolutely unmissable” attractions!
oo1) The Old Town Center: A glance at the magnificent Colusseum and a walk through the “Fori Imperiali” is a must! There’s nothing like it and it’s a sight that will stay with you forever. You should also go for a walk to “Piazza Venezia” and the “Vittoriano” (You will have to pay for that, but it’s absolutely worth it) and then have a nice stroll to “Via del corso” which will lead you to “Piazza del popolo“, Campo dei fiori (You have to try the exquisite bakery located right in the square) and then right towards the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
oo2) Piazza di Spagna is the place of the “dolce vita” which can be translated in English as “the good life”. Piazza di spagna is well known for the massive steps that lead to “La terrazza del pincio”, “Villa borghese“, The trevi fountain (get your pennies ready), and “Via Veneto” which is full of cool restaurants and the really alternative “Hard Rock Cafe” (If anyone’s interested in getting the Rome T-shirt). Another place that needs to be mentioned is “Il Gianicolo”. It’s a bit far-out but I recommend to go because it has one of the most astonishing and romantic views during dawn!!
oo3) Trastevere and Lungotevere: While the first one must be visited during the day time so you can go from Piazza trilussa to “Sisto bridge“, the second must be experienced during the night! Have a wonderful night stroll and take your time surrounded by the roman lights while you glance at the moon over river Tevere. Romantic isn’t it? If you decide to come and visit during Summer time then you can also stop for a drink at some cool bars right close to the banks of the “Tevere“. What’s better than enjoying life with a nice glass of chardonnay while you stare at the landscape of Roma!
oo4) To End it all with a bang, two of my favourite places are Circo Massimo and the “Roseto comunale“. The first is still part of the history of Rome, It’s the place where the romans used to battle themselves on ships in this immense “Vasca” (also known as Bath). What’s left today is a huge meadow where it’s possible for tourists to relax during a typical exhaustic and hot summer day. The Roseto Comunale unfortunately it’s only open few days a year making it a rare event (Open around may/june). But if you get the chance to come to Rome around that time then I definetely say..go! because you won’t regret it 😉
Last but not leasttt…La Bocca della verita…Known as the Mouth of truth. It can be find right behind Circo Massimo, you can just walk and it will take you about 5 mins, Obviously the entrance is free and it’s worth going to see it and know about the tale that tells that whoever puts his/her hand inside the mouth while telling a lie, he/she will end up with it being cut off his/her body. Just so you know, It’s very crowded!!
– Where’s the coolest place to shop and which shops can you find?
I absolutely recommend to go shopping to the very notorious “Via Del Corso”. But before I continue, we have to make a clear distintion: If you’re the typical fashion victim and you love luxury and designer clothes, then you have to get your body towards “Via dei Condotti” and “Via Frattina”, which is what I call the “Temple of Fashion”. When you get there you have the chance to loose yourself in shops such as Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel, Dior, Cartier and more!! While if you’re more the kind of person who loves to shop but without having to cry over your credit card bills, you can have a look at “Via del corso” which is full of cute little shops of all kinds, or you can go to the more alternative “Via Cola di Rienzo”…It’s a bit far but it’s another place where you can shop till you drop without worrying too much about your wallet!! Overall, if you’re looking for little gadgets and souvenirs, well, you’re in Rome! You just have to look around and I’m pretty sure that you’ll find everything you want!!! All you need to do then, is loose yourself in Rome and have fun with it! 😀