Rome is Home

As many of you know, I have been lucky enough to call Rome, Italy my home since January 2018. My time here has absolutely flown by and I only have just under a month until I leave my new home in my cozy little neighborhood of Trastevere.

Over these past 3 months, I have traveled as far as Morocco and Ireland and as close as Florence and Venice, but no city will ever beat my home, Rome.

I don’t post about Rome often on social media and I guess I’ve taken the beauty of my new home for granted. I want to use this post to show you just how beautiful it actually is.

For all of you who don’t know, my neighborhood is called Trastevere. There is a river that surrounds Rome called the Tiber and my neighborhood is just over the bridge. It takes about a 20 minute walk from my apartment to get over the bridge where all of the main spots in Rome are located.

I go over the bridge often; whether it’s for nights out, shopping, or sight seeing.

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The river that I mentioned, the Tiber, separates Trastevere from Rome

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A small little street car with 3 wheels- I sometimes see them still being driven around. It’s scary to watch, they’re so tiny!

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There are hundreds of these bell towers found all over Rome!

As amazing as all of these attractions are, Trastevere is just as great- if not better. It’s small and quiet but still has a good amount of people. Walk around Trastevere during a weekend night or a nice day and you’ll find the main square filled with people sitting by the fountain and people playing music.

The streets are filled with cute little Vespas and bikes and some buildings are covered in vines that bloom in the spring time. One of my favorite things about Trastevere is the street art- when it’s done tastefully. There are amazing artists that paint walls, sides of buildings, and storefront covers.

One of my favorite spots in Trastevere is called Gianicolo Hill. It is quite a hike to get to, but there is an absolutely beautiful view at the top during both the night and day. The hill overlooks all of Rome and you can see some of the sites I mentioned above like the Wedding Cake Building. On the walk up Gianicolo hill, you also pass a fountain that is actually older than the Trevi!

Now, I’m sure you’re dying to see pictures. So in this post, I am including some of the pictures I’ve taken around Rome’s most famous sights since being here. Most have been taken on my camera, but for some I just used my iPhone. Enjoy!

For those who are curious, I will leave you with some of my top sight seeing places in Rome:

  • Piazza Venezia
    • Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (Better known as the wedding cake building)
  • The Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
  • Campo di Fiori
  • The Trevi Fountain
  • The Cat Sanctuary
  • The Pantheon

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