I’m back from Rome. For a winter getaway, Rome is just the perfect city.
Mild weather (we could sip our coffee outside), not too crowded, and also good deals in clothes shops 🙂
Last xmas I had found good hotel prices at Hotel Ariston, nearby Termini Stazione. Definitely not the most appealing area of the city (but totally safe), but central and the room we stayed was surprisingly big! Very cosy and clean (with girly toiletry kit 😉
As we stayed only for a short weekend, we only discovered the city by walking. However the metro is a good option to save some energy (but not necessarily time as you will probably have to walk from the station to a particular sight)
When it comes to eating, trattoria are a good choice for lunch. Just choose what you want and you will have a panino freshly prepared in front of you!
Also, if you book a hotel that doesn’t include breakfast – don’t bother paying a €10 extra fee for hotel breakfast – especially as in most caffés you can get a coffee+a pastry for ca. €2.
At dinner, I was surprised that a reservation was needed in most of the restaurants we pushed the door (and it was 8pm, which is not late by Italian standards).
No museums for us this time, as we couldn’t afford to queue for hours in front of the Vatican (having made no reservation beforehand)