And so began Day 2 in Rome, after a free walking tour which really helped center us, we just decided to wander, to get a little lost. We knew we wanted to stop by Vatican City and the Colosseum, but the rest of the day was completely unplanned.
Some other cool pointers not captured by pics.
|images via SevenSuites|
|Image via Parole in Viaggio|
We also fell upon Monti neighborhood, which as an easy reference point, I'll just compare to hipster Brooklyn. Cool little bars and restaurants offering affordable aperitifs, buffet spreads that aren't what you might expect and even a designer and vintage market (Mercato Monti) that goes into the night that reminded me of Brooklyn Flea.
All in all, Rome was super fun, too bad only had 3 nights and 2 full days. The next morning we got back on subway to Roma Termini headed to Matera. P.S. the first subway we rode on was completely reminiscent of NYC in the 80's, graffiti scrawled, no air condition, Coming to America style subway. So while some of the old trains are still in use, we also had the much more modern trains like below.
More Travel Tales to Come.