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I’ve been on a solo trip to Rome twice now, and I can’t wait to go back in a few years. I went there for the first time when I was only 14 years old, and it was just magical. There’s so much history and culture that you can’t help but feel transported back when you were walking through the streets of Rome. The second time I went was even better because my mom came with me then (the first time she had no interest in traveling outside the US), so this time we could share the experience together. We stayed at an Airbnb apartment just outside Vatican City called Casa Arco de’ Bardi.

Planning The Trip

Planning a trip to Rome with your friends is simple. Book your flight, book your accommodation (or find Airbnb options), and then book tours. You’re good to go!

But when you’re going on a solo trip to Rome in 2022, things are a bit more complicated. There are so much logistics involved that it can feel like too much for one person to handle.

You have to make sure everything goes smoothly from start to finish—and that means booking everything before you go: car rental, travel insurance, day trips and even some meals along the way. It’s time-consuming but worth it if you want an epic holiday experience without any stress or hassle on your own dime!

Eating Out In Rome

Italian traditional Pasta al Salmone, Bucatini pasta with Smoked Salmon. Solo trip to rome
Italian traditional Pasta al Salmone, Bucatini pasta with Smoked Salmon.

Rome, as a foodie destination, offers something for everyone. From pizza to pasta and everything in between, you can’t go wrong when it comes to eating out in Rome. Here are some of my favorite places I ate at during my time in the city:

  • Pizzeria da Baffetto – This was one of my favorite pizzerias in all of Italy! Here you will find authentic Roman wood-fired pizza at its finest. The prosciutto with fontina cheese is fantastic but save room for dessert because their nutella calzone is amazing (plus they have Nutella on tap). Their torta di cioccolato e amaretto (chocolate cake) is also delicious!
  • Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo — If you want true Napolitana style pizza then this place has some killer pies! They only serve 4 types of pizza each day so make sure you come early because they fill up fast! It’s worth waiting, however because…* Di Matteo — This place has been serving up great spaghetti since 1890! Their spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) is delicious as well as their carbonara con pancetta e guanciale (creamy egg yolk pasta with bacon).

Sightseeing In Rome

Aerial view of Colosseum on my solo trip to rome
Aerial view of Colosseum

If you love sightseeing and history, you’ll want to visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and more in Rome. These sights are all part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site called “Historic Centre of Rome.” The Spanish Steps are also included in this area. These are some important places that everyone should see when visiting Rome!

Other Things To Do on your Solo Trip to Rome

  • Visit the Vatican – There’s no better place to start your Roman adventure than by visiting one of the most well-known and important churches in the world: The Vatican. Here you will find St. Peter’s Basilica, which is home to Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino, as well as countless other works of art from around the globe. Don’t forget to take a look at Sistine Chapel ceiling!
  • Visit The Colosseum – If you want to see where gladiators fought for their lives back in ancient Rome, then this is definitely something you must do! You can also walk along an underground route that leads from underneath The Colosseum up into its centre so that you can see everything from above without having to pay extra money for entry tickets (which could be expensive).
  • Visit Trevi Fountain – they have featured this iconic fountain in movies such as La Dolce Vita (1960) and Roman Holiday (1953), but locals who live nearby or tourists who come here just as often can also see it every day! If you’re looking for some great photo opportunities while visiting Rome then this should definitely be on top of your list because there are usually lots of people around taking pictures themselves too, so don’t worry about feeling self-conscious 🙂

I can’t wait to go on a solo Trip to Rome again.

Rome is a city that has me in its clutches. I can’t get enough of it.

I can’t wait to go back and explore more of the city, hopefully with my husband by my side this time. We have already discussed our next trip together, and there are so many things I want to do that I didn’t get a chance to do last time:

  • Go up the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • See Michelangelo’s David in person (this was on my list from last year)

Conclusion

I can’t wait to go to Rome again. In fact, I’m planning a solo trip in 2022! There are so many fun places to see, food to eat, and so much to learn. Click here to read about my solo trip to Iceland.

Do you feel nervous about travelling solo? Here is an article that will help with tips to consider when travelling alone.