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Traveling To Rome, Italy, What To Know + Places Visited

Have you ever wanted to learn more about a place before actually committing to traveling to a specific location? Well, same! A few weeks ago my husband and I traveled to Rome, Italy and boy were we in for some surprises. Overall, the trip was beautiful and the architecture was absolutely stunning. Now that I’ve gotten that information out of the way, I think it’s fair to share the surprises. If you are looking for a visual of our trip, feel free to watch my Youtube video Here .

Let's take a dive into some key things to be aware of when traveling to Rome as well as the places we visited!


#1 Double Check Closing and Opening Hours

We were looking forward to tasting some of the yummiest pizza, but learned that most Pizza Shops were closed on Monday’s. We also noticed that most pizza shops or restaurants in general close around 2pm and reopen again in the evening.

#2 Read Covid 19 Policies

If you haven’t gotten your Covid vaccine, traveling to Rome is pretty pointless. My spouse and I were shocked to experience being turned away from a restaurant reservation because we did not have our booster shots and our Covid vaccinations were apparently expired by their standards.

#3 Everything Is Not Bigger In Rome

The food portions are smaller, which I’m not mad at because sis needs to stay on her fitness journey, but with the small portions came a lot of walking and cardio — again, I’m not mad at this. I think it’s an important heads up for anyone who desires to go there and thinks they are going to eat a Texas sized plate of food, that’s not going to happen.

#4 Review International Travel Policies

Check and review travel polices when traveling to Rome and leaving. You will potentially need a PCR test on either coming or going. Please read the print of your travel policies because this is very important.

Places visited while In Rome:

1. Trevi Fountain:

The Trevi Fountain is absolutely beautiful and worth the visit. If you want to get a photo with less people in the shot, you will most likely have to wake up as early as 7 a.m to be there by 8 a.m. Once it gets crowded, it can be hard to get your ideal shot, but it’s not impossible.

2. Nerone Ristorante Italiano: