Exploring Rome and Asking for Directions
Waking up in Rome feels so nice!
Are you ready to explore this marvelous and historic city? Let’s go!
It feels like being on the set of “La Dolce Vita” by Fellini and, talking about this, why don’t we start from the legendary Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) where you drop a coin for good omen.
Where is it? Let’s ask for some directions!
"Buongiorno, signore, dove si trova la fontana di Trevi?"
Good morning, Sir, could you tell me where the Trevi’s Fountain is?
“Ma certo! Non è distante! Vada sempre dritto e poi giri a sinistra!”
With pleasure! It is not far! Go straight and then turn left
Thank you very much!
This fountain is so beautiful and it is huge. What a revolutionary opera d’arte (work of art).
Now, why don’t we go to the Bocca della verità (mouth of truth)?
Does it sound familiar? Of course! Audrey Hepburn goes there in Vacanze Romane (Roman holidays)! On our way we can eat a gelato!
Walking through the Italian piazze (squares) is incredible. There is so much to see and it is easy to lose yourself in Rome’s ancient bellezza (beauty). Let’s go to Gelateria ai Cerchi and eat a cono stracciatella e cioccolato (cone stracciatella and chocolate)! The Bocca della Verità is very close, but let’s ask a romano (Roman person).
“Mi scusi, signora, mi sa dire dove posso trovare la Bocca della Verità?”
Excuse me, madame, could you tell me where the Bocca della Verità is?
“Con piacere! Segua Via dei Cerchi e prenda la seconda a sinistra! La Bocca della verità è vicino al Foro!”
With pleasure! Go straight in Via dei Cerchi and then take the second street to the left! The Bocca della Verità is close to the Foro Boario!
Thank you very much!
“E di che?”
Wow! Here we are! The legend says that you need to put a hand in the mouth which chops off the hand of those who don’t tell the truth.
This is a lot of fun!
PROBABLY YOU’RE HUNGRY NOW!
Looking at these wonders requires energy.
Let’s go eat a plate of Spaghetti alla carbonara, but the original ones with uova, pancetta e parmigiano (eggs, pancetta and parmesan cheese).
Your mouth is watering, I bet! Careful, though, you want to choose a true Italian restaurant and not a touristy place.
After lunch, let’s have a walk by the Colosseo (Colosseum).
How would you ask for directions?
“Buon pomeriggio! Il Colosseo è da quella parte?”
Good afternoon! Do I go this way to the Colosseum?
“Si! Guardi, deve superare il Colle Palatino e lo trova sulla destra!”
Yes! Look, you pass the Palatine hill and you find it on the right!
“E si figuri!”
THE COLOSSEO IS MAGNIFICENT!
What a great construction! What a line! It is better to visit early in the morning, since this monument attracts more than 7 million people every year!
Let’s take a walk through the market square at Campo dei fiori ("flowers’ field"). We can even buy some local products! You can easily get there by metropolitana (metro), but it is also pleasant to walk close to the Tevere river and admire the città eterna (eternal city). I have to admit that is always crowded, but prices are not inflated and it is a good occasion to buy some souvenirs and local products such as carciofi (artichokes) and guanciale (cheek lard).
NOW YOU PROBABLY NEED SOME REST!
Why don’t you simply lay on the grass in Villa Borghese? It is the largest and most beautiful garden in Rome.
Here you can find peace and stop for a relaxing time before visiting Villa Borghese, located in the garden. Many people come here for a quiet afternoon and it is perfect for families.
After resting, Villa Borghese is waiting for you. Can you buy the ticket there? Let’s discover it!
“Buon pomeriggio! Ho prenotato i biglietti online, ma è possibile comprarli anche all’ingresso?”
Good afternoon! I bought my tickets online, but is there an option to buy them at the entrance?
“Ha fatto bene! I biglietti si comprano online!”
You did good! Tickets have to be purchased online!
What a wonderful day! I hope you enjoyed walking in the vie (streets) of Rome, asking for directions as a true Italian!