Weekend in Rome - What to See in 2 Days - Day 2

Italy, Rome Guide (B): Weekend in Rome - What to See in 2 Days - Day 2

I spent my first day in Rome visiting the ancient ruins and monuments within the strict center of the ancient city. On Day 2, I decided to stroll down the streets admiring more 'modern' architecture and main Renaissance and Baroque sites. I visited multiple squares and had the original thin-base Italian pizza in one of the cozy restaurants in a quiet street with not many tourists. A must when you are in Italy! But be careful while choosing a restaurant because the menu may be highly overpriced (see the tourist traps and how to avoid them at the end of this post).

Again, starting from Roma Termini Train Station, I will show you how I visited all the sites featured in this post on a budget, using only the red Metro line a few times and also my own feet (a lot!). You will have a chance to visit many beautiful places if you are not afraid of a walking.

It's very easy to get to Piazza di Spagna from Termini Train Station. Just take Metro from 'Termini' to 'Spagna' and in a couple of minutes you will reach the famous Renaissance style Spanish steps, the widest staircase in Europe. It was completed in the eighteenth century and consists of 135 steps leading up to the Trinita dei Monti church dating back to the sixteenth century. Nearby, there is also the seventeenth century fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia - "Fountain of the ugly boat". Spanish steps are visited and occupied by tonnes of tourists who sit on them and moving around might be frustrating and time consuming at times. After visiting the Spanish Steps, I took the metro train and got off one stop further, 'Flaminio'. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Weekend in Rome - What to See in 2 Days - Day 2
Guide Location: Italy » Rome
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Roma Termini Train Station   Piazza Di Spagna   Fontana della Barcaccia   Piazza Del Popolo   Roman Forum   Colosseum   Trevi Fountain   Pantheon   Victor Emmanuel II Monument   St. Peter's Basilica   St. Peter's Square   St. Angel's Castle  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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