Much like Paris, Rome is the kind of city you can spend months in and not even scratch the surface of what there is to see. I never get sick of seeing the main sights like the Colosseum or the Trevi Fountain but I always discover new things when I visit.
On my visit last spring, I was introduced to an area I had never seen before, Rome’s Jewish Ghetto.
The Jewish Ghetto has one of the most well known restaurant streets as well as boutique shops selling books, art and organic products. This area is almost hidden away but you can find it behind the main synagogue, Portico d’Ottavia and Teatro di Marcello.
It feels like you come across ancient Roman ruins at almost every turn. The Roman Forum is the largest and most impressive but there are smaller archeological sites scattered around the city. If you visit Trajan’s Forum you can look over some of Rome’s ruins as well as the massive Victor Emmanuel II monument.
Right next to Circus Maximus are the Roman Baths of Caracalla which are beautiful lit up at night.
As is Saint Peter’s Basilica.
If you have time when in Rome, check out some of the fresh produce at the local markets where you can shop for a picnic or supplies to take home with you.
Of course, I can’t share photos of Italy without one of my favourite car in the world, the vintage Fiat 500.