As a student, I spent some time in Rome with friends, exploring the many different parts of the city. I had studied Latin in high school and it was amazing to see so many of the things I had heard about in school. Trajan’s Column, The Forum Romanum … I would love to go again but now, currently, I am waiting for my daughter and son to be a bit older so they will know and recognise the different things they have learned at school. So these are the best tips for Rome – according to me.

Why you’ll love Rome

My best omakase experience in Rome

The Japanese habit of omakase (お任せ) when you’re ordering at a restaurant pretty much means, “I’ll leave it up to you”, inviting the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes. I try to do it in every city I visit, and apply the idea behind to everything between how I pick my runshow I pick my foodhow I plan activities with my kidshow I explore cities and how I travel in general.

The best things to do in Rome – according to me

Rome is probably one of the best omakase-travel cities you’ll find. Behind every corner might be one of the best pasta restaurants you’ll ever find, a cozy bar where you can watch soccer or that one coffee place to have an espresso to die for. Turn left where you have to go right, deviate from the main roads, explore the city.

  • Day trip to Ostia Antica. Ostia is a large archaeological site, close to the modern town of Ostia, that is the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome, 25 kilometres southwest of Rome. Less well-known than the lost city of Pompeii, Ostia was at some point deserted as a harbour city to Rome because of changing river/sea circumstances. Many old buildings -however- are still preserved.

The best hotels in Rome – according to me

The best bars in Rome – according to me

The best coffee in Rome – according to me

The best places to go out for a run in Rome – according to me

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