Rome the final chapter
After 4200 steps yesterday I was done.
I walked passed the Colosseum which to my surprise was very quiet, the bars around the area are normally busy at 9pm but hardly a soul around.
Walking up a bit further by the forum the bar there is normally full aswell, about five tables had people on them, the rest empty.
I thought to myself if the rest of Rome is like this tonight then I’m not walking any further so just are there.
I bought a couple drinks from a shop and got told off because it was after 10pm and walked back to the hotel
I walked down some different streets away from the tourist areas and to my surprise the restaurants on the streets were quite busy.
I kept walking and found a cool rock bar that was full and further inland there was another restaurant full and another.
Damn there was me feeling lonely with no atmosphere and it was all inland.
I carried on walking and near my hotel every night there has hardly been anyone around and bam theres a bar I never even knew was there that had people outside having a good time, dancing and the lot.
Where has all this come from I thought, this must be where all the locals go.
Anyway I retreated back to the hotel where I wrote a few posts and drank by myself.
The next day I had a long lie in, my right leg was throbbing and I could feel muscle tightness in my right leg,
I limped to the balcony and did some reading.
About midday I walked to the pyramid that was a 10,000 step walk and when I got there I realised there was a main road built around it, which made it hard to get a decent photo and just admire it.
I decided to explore the neighbourhood where I realised that people were on the other side of the fence admiring the pyramid…
How’ve they got in there i wondered.
After exploring a little I found a grave yard which had a great view of the pyramid
So there I stayed just chilling with the dead.
After a while I wondered around the neighbourhood there wasn’t much about so I walked up to the river and towards the Colosseum area.
There i discovered the back of the forum i believe with loads of restaurants and windy streets, so i went exploring
Just following each road as they led to another windy little side street,
Before i knew it I was at the Pantheon. I was enjoying this random roaming around Rome away from the main roads, so I carried on, one side street to the next I ended up near the Spanish steps.
I realised I hadn’t eaten yet and its was about 4pm so I decided I’ll wait for tea.
I carried on this random roaming until I ended up back at the Colosseum on a bridge with an amazing view.
I retreated back to the hotel after that to rest my legs.
My final night, since I probably wont be travelling abroad for a while and probably wont be back to rome if I do, I wanted to see Rome at night
I also had a real craving for a Chinese so that’s what I did, I started out at the Colosseum and found a really nice Chinese restaurant down the road,
From there I wondered down the back streets to see the busy night life and restaurants in all there glory, to the Castle Sant Angelo,
Then I got lost and stumbled back onto the Pantheon, from there I went to Terreza Del Pincio which gives you a really nice views over the city.
I stayed there for a while, then did the walk back in reverse to the Colosseum for one last long look.
I love Rome, the next time I visit though will definitely have to be with a woman as I now know all the cute little spots and great places to eat
Rome the final chapter