#13 ICN 764 & Dink Kong
03.01.2021, from Rome to Rovereto
Rome invites you to linger. In the morning from Termini station, it is wonderful to stroll through the still empty alleys in the direction of St. Peter's Cathedral. If you have a little time, you can take a diversion to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, before the Ponte Sant' Angelo leads you across the Tiber. Passing Castel Sant'Angelo, you can catch a glimpse of the top of St Peter's Basilica. When you enter St Peter's Square, you leave Italy and enter the Vatican. We take the time to climb the dome for a great panoramic view of Rome. If you get hungry at lunchtime, don't miss the incredible restaurant Il Sorpasso. They serve great Italian dishes in a wonderfully lively ambience. After lunch, take a quick detour 200m away and have an espresso with thick hot chocolate at Sciascia. From here, the most worthwhile museums are within walking distance. Either the classic Vatican Museums or the Museum of Modern Art MAXXI or the somewhat unknown Villa Borghese. In the late afternoon, past the Roman Forum in the direction of the Colosseum. From there it is only a stone's throw to an aperitif at Cafe Propaganda. For dinner, simply go to Trattoria Monti, Trattoria da Danilo or La Cabonarra (reservations are worthwhile). After dinner, head straight to Drink Kong - the bar with probably the best drinks in Italy. You should definitely have time for more than one drink. (The non-alcoholic drinks are also world class). From Drink Kong we walk past Santa Maria Maggiore in the direction of Roma Termini, where ICN 764 leaves for Bolzano at 23:00. We wake up to the typical espresso in the InterCity Notte and a wonderful view of the South Tyrolean Alps.