Rome was everything that I expected it to be, except for the smell of dog and horse poop, and the noise.
Everything that “they” warn you about is true: the men will try to seduce you; pickpockets abound; and you’re going to eat your own weight in food: mostly gelati and some mega carbs.
That being said, you had better walk it off! Rome is really easy to navigate on foot. I’m serious! Check out all the things you can see while working on your love-handles.
Did you know visiting the Italian capital allows you to visit two countries at the same time? But if you want to see anything in the “Holy See” (or Vatican City, an entirely independent country in the heart of Rome), you had better get there early! What’s the deal with Vatican City anyways?