Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dreaming of Rome

Have you ever taken a travel quiz where you were asked your dream destination? Well, mine would be Italy. It's a place that I've always wanted to go to, always wanted to learn the language and would love to spend 2-3 weeks there, rent a nice apartment and stay there as a traveler rather than a tourist. Rome hotels offer a lot of variety and it is possible to get great deals as well, if one does the booking at the right time and at the right place. Rather than do the tried and tested routes of the city, I would much rather do a slightly offbeat and personal tour, visit areas that are not necessarily on the tourist map and get a real feeling of the country.

One cannot go to Rome without going some of the famous destinations of the city such as St Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and many more, so its a good idea to get local guides who really know the history and culture. RomaClick is run by Mauro and Paola, who live in the city and are privy to all the local info such as what the best hotel would be, the variety of Rome accommodation and where to go for the best tiramisu. I think Rome deserves more than just a couple of days stay, so I would love to get one of those eclectic Rome apartments that offer the best of views, lots of history and also offer a unique slice of life in Italy. Just thinking about traveling to Italy makes it interesting enough to check out the site and see the sights and think of being in Italy already!


Cabin Girl Annie said...

I'm a long ways from being an experienced traveler, but I did get to do a Rick Steves jaunt through Europe a couple years ago.

Rome was definitely one of the highlights for me, especially seeing the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the other ruins. It's funny that they're just in the middle of the city and streets and newer buildings just curve around them. IIRC, there's a McDonald's across the square from the Pantheon. :)

Shalini said...

Traveling through Europe definitely sounds like a fun trip. The combination of historic architecture and modern fast food places really makes things unique, I think. Did you take any pics?