Snap and Go are a term commonly used by people who do not like to stop long at a tourist spot. So once they arrived at the location, they chose to take a short walk, then moved to another tourist spot.
Actually, this is not the road style that I used to use, it is precisely my type of traveler that tends to be “up to me”. If I like it, I would like to walk around in one place for a long time. However, if it’s just been bored for a while, then just go somewhere else.
Due to the sightseeing in Rome, I thought about practicing the snap and go style. It’s nothing, Rome is a small town and the tourist location is close to each other.
Metro only has two lines, so you can imagine how simple this city is. It is also estimated that with snap and go streets, there will be many tourist attractions that I can visit in one day.
Piazza di Trevi
When I was in Rome, I chose to stay near Termini Station. So the start line is from there. Take the Metro line A down at Barberrini, then walk to Piazza di Trevi to see the famous Fontana di Trevi fountain. Once out of the Metro, we just follow the instructions to the fountain.
Many people say, haven’t visited Rome if they haven’t had the chance to throw a coin at Fontana di Trevi. Many says, if you ever throw a coin there, you will be able to return to Rome. So, I have prepared coins for throwing in the fountain.
However, when I got there the place was really full of human seas. Not only for selfie photos, just throwing coins is difficult. And because the location is crowded with people, in this place there are certainly many pickpockets who like to act. So, you have to be careful.
Fortunately, because I was used to jostling when I boarded the Transjakarta Bus, I easily tucked up until the front and finally managed to throw a coin. Hopefully, you can return to Rome again later. Amen.
Piazza di Spagna
After successfully throwing a coin, I continued the trip to Piazza di Spagna, the square that is usually famous for its Spanish Step. As the name suggests, this Spanish Step staircase connects Piazza di Spagna at the bottom with the Piazza Trinita dei Monti at the top.
This place was once used as a shooting location for the film a Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and now it has become a favorite place for people to combine love.
Out of curiosity, I went on foot from Fontana di Trevi to Piazza di Spagna. Actually, it could also take the metro, but I prefer to walk on foot so I can stop by while enjoying the atmosphere of Rome.
Starting from stopping at a souvenir shop that is sure to be on every street corner, hanging out at a home-made gelato shop, to brunch at a roadside cafe. I also found Pantheon where the ancient Roman gods worshiped. Enter for a while, keep going again.
Arriving at Piazza di Spagna it turned out that the Spanish Step was being renovated. So it failed to make instagramable photos there. Instead, I turned out to shop in the vicinity of the square, which turned out to be an expensive shop.
From the brands Gucci, Cartier, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, to Valentino. Anyway, all expensive brands. Uniquely the items on display in the window have been clearly marked from outside. So without entering, we can already estimate how much the price is. I came to know that the original Louis Vuitton bag also costs under 1000 euros.
Piazza del Popolo
From Piazza di Spagna I continued to take Metro line A, get off at Flaminio for just a walk in Piazza del Popolo, which is famous for its twin churches. Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria di Montesanto. Unfortunately, one of the churches was being restored so that I could only enter one church.
Now in Piazza del Popolo, we have to be careful, because there are many cheaters, flower salesmen and friendship bracelets. At first, they said they were free, but at the end they asked for prices that didn’t make sense. So we must firmly reject it if such a newsletter continues to be offered flowers and bracelets.
Having taken photos on Piazza del Popolo, I continued to take Metro line A again down at Lepanto. There I want to go to Castel Sant’Angelo or Castel of the Holy Angel that has appeared in Dan Brown’s book. Formerly this building was a mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian and his family before switching to fortress and castle.
Just in front of him stretched a beautiful bridge with 10 Angel statues. To enter Castel Sant’Angelo we must pay 10.5 euros. It’s because I was lazy to pay, so I just took pictures in front of him, continued to go to the Colosseum.
Once satisfied around the Colosseum, I walked to the Roman Forum which is located right in front of the Colosseum. This place is the center of government, politics, and religion during the ancient Roman era.
Some ruins still clearly describe its function in the past such as the Senate building, the court, the aristocratic residence complex, and places of worship. The location is really spacious with hilly terrain that makes my legs feel sore. Fortunately, the Roman Forum was the last place I visited because indeed after that, I planned to go back to the hotel.
At Last …
It doesn’t feel, it’s been a day, I snap and go around Rome. It turned out to be fun, take a walk with a snap and go style because there are many places that can be visited in a short time. Even though in some places I only have photos, I am satisfied with the places I went to.
If asked again or not, walk with the snap and go style. Hmm, look at the destiny first. It’s a pity, it’s been far away just to see the photo. Without enriching self-knowledge with the gossip that had circulated and other historical knowledge in the place.
Good, it’s pretty good for my European trip in Rome today, I hope I will be given health to continue to the next destination.