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The BEST things to do in Rome

Shoe shopping is right at the top of my Best Things to do in Rome list!

I spent only two days roaring around the Eternal City on this trip. Two days is silliness. But I did put in a sterling effort to see and do, eat and drink and photograph as much as physically possible.

Rome Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome. Pic Flickr/Alexander Russey

I whipped around most of the must-sees but on the last morning I had a terrible choice to make. Would I go back and buy 2 pairs of shoes that were on sale at this amazing shop (we’re talking red stilettos with tie ups round the ankle) or forfeit them and see the Sistine Chapel

Eventually common sense prevailed and I realised I could buy postcards of the world’s most famous art gallery, but those shoes were not going to be on sale forever…

BUT once you’ve got your shoes, here are some of the Best Things to do in Rome:

Climb the Spanish Steps, throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, learn about the horror of gladiator fighting at The Colosseum, buy tickets online to avoid queues at St Peters Basilica in Vatican City (and see the Sistine Chapel), gaze in awe at the open ceiling and art on the walls in The Pantheon, eat gelato everywhere, take a cooking class with a chef, and head for pasta and chianti at restaurants with tables spilling into the streets of Trastevere

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Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!