Rome, Frascati, Orvieto 2010

Rome is a dream destination for so many of us. Well, it took me a long time to get there, but in June of 2010 I finally made it to the Eternal City. After an enjoyable overnight train ride from Vienna, I finally arrived at the Roma Termini Train Station to begin my four-day adventure. On my first day I hopped on a sightseeing bus to get a lay of the land and familiarize myself with the city. This helped me on the second day where I visited all of Rome’s top tourist attractions on foot. From the Colosseum, to the Forum Romanum, the Vatican, the Castel Sant’Angelo, the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps, Rome’s historic sights are too numerous to mention and absolutely breathtaking. In two guided bicycle tours, I explored the Ancient Via Appia and the panoramic sights of Rome, which included a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Rome almost overwhelmed me with the sheer number of its historic sites and monuments. I also took two train trips out of town: one into the wine-producing hillside town of Frascati and another one to the medieval hilltop town of Orvieto in Umbria, which is located majestically on an ancient volcanic hill.

My European trip was going very well. After about 10 days in Spain and another week in Austria I was embarking on the last leg of my trip: 4 days in Rome. Last night at… Read more.

The weather in Rome was absolutely perfect on my second day of explorations around the Eternal City. In the morning I decided to use up the rest of my 24 hour ticket for the sightseeing… Read more.

I had thoroughly enjoyed my walking tour through Old Rome and marveled at some of the Eternal City’s most popular sights: the Vatican, the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. I had… Read more.

After a day and half in Rome I felt like escaping the frenzy and the noise of the Eternal City and I was pondering a little excursion into the country. I had a look at… Read more.

Following a nice morning excursion to the hillside town of Frascati, I had more sightseeing planned in Rome. After my half hour train ride back from Frascati I arrived again at the Roma Termini Railway… Read more.

My last full day in Italy had arrived. I had already done several rounds of sightseeing, starting with a double-decker bus ride, two guided bicycle tours and an extensive walking tour. The weather in Rome… Read more.