We spent most of our Easter vacation in the beautiful, bountiful, city of Rome.
As one of the hottest tourist cities in Europe, many of the most spectacular views are quite well known. The Colosseum and the Vatican are of course among those most well known and seen.
As this was my second trip to Rome, I did not get as many exciting shots as last time. Not to mention I dropped my camera into a fountain on the third day. (Not to worry, we had rice)
So here's my advice for visiting Rome, and Italy in general:
Rome: buy the Rome pass! If you're in the city for three days and plan to do more than eat pasta and Italian ice-cream (although that can be a marvelous way to vacation as well) it comes in super handy! The RP lasts three days, works as a metro and bus access, so you can get anywhere in the city, and it gets you discounts on every museum and attraction in the city.
Italy: If you don't like pasta, pizza, and gelato, then why are you going to Italy??? Yes, the views are fantastic, the wine is good, and the coffee tastes fresher than anything we can get in the states! But, this is true of almost anywhere in Europe. You can find amazing museums, archaeological sites, beautiful Cathedrals, and delicious beverages in practically any country on this continent. The most significant thing for me in Italy is the food. Since you'll be walking a whole lot to see all of the wonders, it won't hurt to indulge in some fine dining and tasty treats.
Update later on my recent trip back to Madrid, and my current adventures in Cantabria.
Peace and out, duckies.