Rome was my favorite city to visit when I was abroad back in 2015 and I would love to go back. It was my favorite city because of all the history behind it. It is not a commercialized city yet, and there are not many forms of public transportation like there are in New York which meant you had to walk everywhere.
Bring a pair of your comfortable walking shoes for this trip! I also recommend always bringing light layers – It was hot when I was in Rome in November, but at night it got chilly.
I was lucky because my two best friends from home were studying abroad in Rome so they had 2 full months to learn the lay of the land before I came to visit for the weekend so I was able to see A LOT my first day there.
- Circus Maximus
- Arch of Constantine
- Forum of Caesar
- Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II (AKA Wedding Cake Building)
- Campo di Fiori (I love this marketplace – I brought back some sun-dried tomatoes from Tuscany)
- Fontana di Trevi
- Piazza Novana
- Vatican City
- Sistine Chapel
- Spanish Steps
- Castel Sant’Angelo
When I went to Rome, I saw the Pope at the Vatican and it was a Jubilee year which was very cool!
I would head to Trastevere for dinner and the nightlife scene. There are so many places in this area that are all amazing!