Last Day in Rome!
Updated: Apr 23
Today was my last full day in Rome. I have been planning on making the most out of this day for the past few weeks. I woke up early in the morning and walked past Castel Sant’Angelo on my way to Saint Peter’s Basilica.
Then, I went and had gelato at “Old Bridge Gelato” by the Vatican. It is one of the places that has the “Best Gelato in Rome,” thus I had to try it. For 1.50 euro, I got a cup of gelato bigger than anything I get for 2 euros. They also give you three flavors instead of two for their “small size.” I picked chocolate and nutella and asked the guy to give me whatever he recommends. He gave me a ricotta flavored gelato – it tasted just like ricotta. Normally I like ricotta, but ricotta gelato did not exactly sound right!
After gelato, I went to my favorite panini shop in Rome to grab my last panini. I ordered a turkey, eggplant, and sundried tomato panini with a pesto sauce. I then took a leisurely stroll to Piazza Navona and had a picnic. I listened to the street musicians and people watched. So many people looked at me with sandwich envy – it was great!
Then, I went to grab an espresso at the coffee shop with the “Best Espresso in Rome,” Caffe Sant’Eustacio. It hit the spot…as usual!
Then, I went to the Pantheon to see it one last time. The huge gaping hole in the ceiling never gets old!
After the Pantheon, I walked to the Trevi Fountain. I threw the coin over my left shoulder to ensure my return to Rome (again, for good measure).
Then, I walked to the Spanish Steps and sat on them to people watch for a few minutes.
Then, I took the Metro to the Colosseum. I didn’t go in, but I walked around it.
After the Colosseum, I saw the Arch of Constantine.
Then, I walked up to a lookout point that has a view of the Roman Forum.
After, I went to the Campidoglio which was a piazza that Michelangelo designed.