Tuesday, July 13, 2010
What to See When You Only Have One Day in Rome
Roman Forum. Try to get there when the doors open or just before they close so that you can avoid the crowds. If you have time and you haven't seen it before, pop into the Colosseum. I would also visit the Capitoline Museum. It has recently been remodeled and the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius is on view in a spectacular gallery. The basement exhibit, with its fascinating collection of inscriptions, takes you out to the Tabularium to a gorgeous view of the Forum that I think you shouldn't miss. After your morning in Ancient Rome, walk over to Piazza Navona (walk through the Jewish Ghetto and Campo dei Fiori to get there) for a light lunch and a few glasses of wine at Cul de Sac. Stop in at the Pantheon and then head over to the Piazza di Spagna for some shopping around Via Condotti. Via Margutta has some interesting antique shops. Have dinner at Babette's or Dal Bolognese.