Travel: Sightseeing in Rome

Introduction: Europe Trip
Review: SQ Suites SYD-SIN, our first Suites Flight
Travel: Sightseeing around Singapore
Review: The Private Room Singapore
Review: Singapore Suites SIN-LHR Flight
Travel: Sightseeing in London
Travel: Sightseeing in Athens
Review: Royal Pricense Med Cruise
Travel: Sightseeing in Santorini
Travel: Sightseeing in Kotor, Motenegro
Travel: Sightseeing in Corfu
Travel: Sightseeing in Messina & Elba
Travel: Train to Venice & Sightseeing
Travel: Sightseeing in Florence

Travel: Sightseeing in Rome

Review: Rome Alitalia Alicia Lounge & Frankfurt Senator Lounge
Review: Thai airways A380 First Class FCO-BKK
Review: Thai Airways B747 First Class BKK-SYD
Comparison: Singapore Airlines Suite Class vs. Thai Airways First Class

So it seems like my plan to write the trip report as we went was a good idea as we got back home on the 5th of October and I have been flat out since and haven’t had the chance to come back and write the last few posts I finally got a chance to finish processing the photos from the trip Today as I have a few days off work so will get the last few posts of the trip report up. Thankfully I wrote most of the posts on the plane ride home so I don’t have to stretch the memory too much except for the below post on Rome, which will be short and to the point.

Our last stop on the holiday before heading home was Rome. We caught the train down from Florence, overall it was much the same experience as the previous trains we had caught up to Venice and then between Venice and Florence. After the crazy hotel prices in Venice and Florence we had decided to stay in an AirBnB in Rome, the photos looked good and it was in a pretty central spot walking distance to both the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum / Roman Forum. The place was small but worked perfectly.
rome arbnb

After doing a lot of research on Rome before we left home we had decided to pre-book a tour of the Colosseum as we really wanted to check out the underground section and the top tier and it seems the only way to do that is on a tour. Whilst it wasn’t the cheapest tour in the world it turned out to be worthwhile. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the entire area.

colosseum 1

colosseum 2

After the Colosseum, the tour continued to the Roman Forum

Roman Forum

The next night we went for a walk around to get some dinner and check out the Trevi fountain and the Spanish Steps. To be honest we really didn’t understand the Spanish steps they are nothing fancy or overly spectacular. We did run into this pretty awesome buried ruins right in the middle of the city which we later found out is also a cat sanctuary, Mrs Bwhouse made sure we returned there during daylight!

Rome @ Night

We also did a bunch of shopping and eating in Rome, but I won’t bore you all with the details / I really can’t remember the details...