On the side street of Via dei Coronari, you'll find Via del Governo Vecchio, the best street for vintage shopping. Here you will find vintage treasures from Celine, Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Hermes, and more. I found a handsome red jacket from Burberry for 50 euros.
The tourist attractions we visited
We decided to stick to the famous places on our first trip to Rome, and I stand by that choice. We are both interested in history, especially spectacular stories. Rome has plenty to offer here.
Can one visit Rome without seeing the Colosseum? Our answer, in any case, was no. The easiest thing is to buy a ticket in advance, so you don't have to queue and pay extra fees. As soon as we were near the Colosseum, we were stopped many times by ticket sellers. They sold packages of guided tours, and access to several of the museums at around 30 euros per person. We stayed away from guided tours as they are not really our thing, but we still bought ‘skip-the-line’ tickets from a man outside the Colosseum. It sounds a bit risky, but it wasn't that much more expensive, and we took our chances, so we skipped the long queue that lasted an hour and a half. The dodgy seller wasn't really that dodgy, but a local with a pretty heavy accent. He wanted to visit Norway, and we gave him tips on where to stop on the road if he made the trip.
The Colosseum was a powerful experience. I'm a big fan of reading up on the tourist attractions in advance, so you don't just wander around getting bored. It's strange to think about what actually happened there. The Roman Empire is incredibly fascinating. So, this was where thousands of people were slaughtered, for the entertainment of the elite and the citizens. Exotic animals were brought in, jungle sculptures erected, and alcohol was consumed at the side lines. By the way, a sports arena as efficient as the Colosseum has never been created. An arena that seats over 70,000 spectators was emptied in just 15 minutes.