ROMA : ROME
To get around we used the public transportation which was cheap and easy to use, but to go to Florence I rented a car online from Locauto and we received the car from Locauto desk in Termini Station. It is a short distance so I suggest you do the same if at least one of you knows how to drive (especially manual - because the automatic car rentals are a little too expensive!)
We were a little bit scared actually because while we were walking around in the city all the cars in the traffic and the ones that were parked seemed to have at least one crash :)
If you are used to a traffic like Turkey than there is no problem, but if you are travelling from US or such country with well organized traffic, than don't bother to rent a car, use the busses or the trainway :)
Loose yourself in the streets of Rome.. Shop, walk, visit the boutiques, enjoy the great and antique buildings.
enjoy the history all around the town
For good food : Rampa (Piazza Mignanelli 18), Agata e Romeo (Via Carlo Alberto 45) , Arancio d’Oro (17 Via Monte D’Oro)
About our trip, I believe the first thing to talk about is the hotel we stayed in : Hotel EUROSTARS Aeterna (Via Casilina,125 / Piazza del Pigneto 9a , Rome , Italy) which was a great hotel with a helpful reception, clean and large rooms with modern bathrooms and many other facilities. I booked it online from booking.com but you may do it from its own website as well (don't forget the compare the prices, sometimes booking.com gets some discounts!).
Drink wine : I will say that you should definitely drink Prosecco at least for once cause its a local drink and I actually liked it at the end! We tried many different brands for champagne and prosecco my recommendations will be (taking price/taste in consideration) Martini and Mionetto. I will recommend Roscioli (via dei Giubbonari, 21), Palatium (Via Frattina 94 - few steps from Via Condotti and Spanish Steps), Vino Al Vino and a restaurant close to Vatican but also has a nice shop inside thats why : Il Simposio di Constantini (Piazza Cavour, 16) for wine shopping and testing.
For fine wine events visit : http://www.vinoroma.com/
Visit the Art Galleries & Museums :
In Rome you may find the art of Michelangelo everywhere. Capitoline Museums, Borghese Gallery and the Palazzo Barberini Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica are the must sees in the area of art. Also other than art museums you might find these interesting: the Pasta Museum just because you are in Italy you might like to visit that, Museum of Purgatory, Rome Crime Museum , and the Museum of the Sanitary Arts (It’s interesting because it is in a hospital).
Visit the Piazzas (Squares)
Piazza di Spagna with the famous Spanish Steps,
Piazza di Trevi with the Trevi Fountain,
Piazza del Popolo,
Piazza della Repubblica with fountain of Naiads, Piazza del Campidoglio,
Piazza Venezia walking down from vie del Corso to Victor Emmanuel II Monument and Trajan’s column,
Piazza Navona with the amazing Bernini fountain at its center
and more ..
famous ice-cream : San Crispino Ice-Cream via Flaminia church of Santa Maria del Popolo Fountain of the Four Rivers Church of Sant'Agnese
Vatican City :
St Peter's Square, St Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel surrounded with Michelangelo's art.
from timeout.com before we left for the trip. We did not have time to visit one of them but I am still recommending them. And taking the recommendation from Timeout as well (because that’s the reason why I find them interesting!) “Caffè Letterario led the charge in a part of the city bustling with Terza Università students. Bohemian Trastevere, just across the river, boasts the highest concentration of book
bars, the largest of which is Bibli, where readers can mingle with artists and authors over a glass of wine.”