Walking in Rome
If you want to experience Rome like a true Roman, put on your walking shoes. There are so many treasures to be discovered in this Eternal City, and it is hard to discover all of them when you are whizzing by in a bus or taxi. A lot of side streets in the city are narrow and can only be ventured on foot. Don’t be afraid to wander around, this is where the real treasures lie and you are sure to find a hidden gem. You never know what great discovery you will come across…a cozy little bar, a delicious trattoria, the perfect little store, a hidden piazza with a beautiful fountain…the possibilities are endless. Take the time to stroll along the streets when you are going from one attraction to the next, or enjoy gelato during a leisurely walk back to your hotel after dinner. You won’t regret it!
One thing to point out, ladies leave your stilettos and Prada pumps at home. Go for comfort when it comes to stomping around on Rome’s streets. Many of the streets are made of cobblestones, and the ancient cobblestones can be quite difficult to manage in your high-heels, especially when you’re not used to walking on them. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself during your wonderful travels. Getting your heel stuck between the cobblestones and taking an embarrassing fall or having to visit the emergency room because you twisted your ankle is not the type of travel story you want to tell your friends and family when you return home. You will most likely see some Italian women prancing along flawlessly in their perfect pumps. They’ve had practice. When in Rome, don’t do exactly like the Romans when it comes to hiking in heels. Your feet will thank you.