This month, I was lucky enough to be sent to the magical city of Rome to research and write a Travel Top 6 guide for all you fellow explorers – you are welcome.
48 hours in the Eternal City meant lashings of gelato, pizza and pasta and more beautiful historical eye-candy than you could shake your finger at. The main sights were, of course, to be visited, but my main quest was to discover the alternative side to the tourist-laden capital, one where you can avoid the swarms of tourists selfie-ing to no end by landmarks but still have unique tales to tell.
For a short excerpt, read below or click here for the full article on the Travel Top 6 site!
Everyone knows the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and the Pantheon, but who’s ever heard of the pyramid in the heart of Rome? The 36-metre high Pyramid of Cestius is located only two metro stops away from the Colosseum and a great sight to add to your list if you’re already planning on visiting that part of town. Tour the grounds for a small entry fee or make do with a selfie in front of the façade, which will surely confuse your friends and family.
A ten-minute stroll from the pyramid, you’ll find ‘Il Buco di Roma’ – Rome’s most famous keyhole. On busy days, you’ll find short queues forming, with people eager to peep through the large keyhole which magically frames St. Peter’s Basilica in the distance.