Rome – The Eternal City

At the end of 2018, we took a trip to Rome – The Eternal City.

Rome (Roma) is the capital of Italy, capital of the Lazio region and historical capital of the Roman Empire and the Papal States. The city lies roughly in the middle of the Apennine Peninsula on the river Tiber. With about three million inhabitants in the urban area and about four million inhabitants in the agglomeration, it is the largest city in Italy and the third largest in the European Union. With a municipal area of 1287.36 km², Rome is also the country’s most extensive city in terms of surface area.


The countdown is has started…

… 38 days left!

The idea of a trip to Rome was born during a dinner.
The planning started the very next day and gained momentum during the week.

The preparations are in full swing.

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Benvenuto a Roma – Welcome Rome

Flight from Stuttgart to Rome

We took the S-Bahn via the main station to Stuttgart airport. After checking in, a Boeing 737 from Eurowings took us to Fiumicino Airport on time. Arrival was at 11:30 am. The Exprexx shuttle took us non-stop to Rome to Termini 1.

Hotel search
From Termini 1 we went directly to Hotel Luce, Via Magenta, less than 100m walking distance from Termini 1. Incredibele!

Sightseeing Rom 

  • National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace – Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica a Palazzo Barberini
  • Spanish Steps – Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti
  • Trevi Fountain – Fontana di Trevi
  • Republic Square – Piazza della Repubblica

Buonanotte Roma
Good night Rome
Gute Nacht Rom

Roma – Castel Sant’Angelo – Giorno 2

Sightseeing Rome

We booked a 3 day ticket for the Hop-On Hop-Off bus of the Red-Line.

We can only recommend a 3 day ticket, as you can easily reach all the sights by bus. Our stops were:

  • Library of the Institute for the History of the Italian Risorgimento – Biblioteca dell’Istituto per la Storia del Risorgimento Italiano
  • Colosseum – Colosseo
  • Celio Park – Parco del Celio
  • Spanish Steps of Trinità dei Monti – Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Mausoleum of Augustus – Mausoleo di Augusto

Castel Sant’Angelo – Castel of the Angels

  • Umberto I Bridge – Ponte Umberto I
  • Via della Conciliazione
  • Piazza Navona
  • Fountain of Neptune – Fontana del Nettuno
  • Pantheon

What a beautiful day!

Roma – Foro Romano – Colosseo – Giorno 3

Sightseeing Rome

Hop-On Hop-Off

Roman Forum –  Foro Romano

Colosseum – Colosseo

It was a nice day!

Roma – Foro Romano – Giorno 4

Sightseeing Rome

Hop-On Hop-Off

Roman Forum – Foro Romano

  • Trevi Fountain- Fontana di Trevi
  • Pantheon

What a beautiful day!

Roma – Città del Vaticano – Giorno 5

Sightseeing Rome

Hop-On Hop-Off

  • Sant’Angelo Bridge –  Ponte Sant’Angelo
  • Castel Sant’Angelo

Vatican City – Città del Vaticano

  • Saint Peter’s Basilica – Basilica di San Pietro
  • St Peter’s Square – Piazza San Pietro
  • Vatican Museums – Musei Vaticani
  • Gallery of the Candelabra – Galleria dei Candelieri
  • Vatican Apostolic Library – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
  • Gallery of Maps – Cappella Sistina
  • Sistine Chapel – Cappella Sistina
  • Lapidary Gallery – Galleria Lapidaria
  • Pio-Clementine Museum – Museo Pio-Clementino
  • Gallery of Tapestries – Galleria degli Arazzi
  • Braccio Nuovo
  • Chiaramonti Museum – Museo Chiaramonti
  • Art Gallery of the Vatican Museums – Pinacoteca dei Musei Vaticani
  • Courtyard of the Pigna – Cortile della Pigna
  • Courtyard of the Pinacoteca – Cortile della Pinacoteca
  • Hotel Luce – Albergo Luce

It was a nice day!

Arrivederci – Ciao – Rückflug von Rom nach Stuttgart

Journey to the airport

After checking out, we took the train from Termini 1 to the airport. After a 45min ride with the Exprexx shuttle we arrived at the Aeroporto internazionale Leonardo da Vinci.

Return flight to Stuttgart

A Eurowings plane brought us safely to Stuttgart. From Stuttgart airport, the S-Bahn S2/S5 brought us home.


After approximately 50km on foot

We also learned to appreciate the Italian hospitality once again.

Eurowings – Everything worked out perfectly. On the route from Stuttgart to Rome to recommend.

Conclusion Rome:

Always worth a trip.

Addio – ci vediamo la prossima volta
Goodbye  –  See you next time 
Auf Wiedersehen  –  Bis zum nächsten mal