I will be studying abroad in Rome from September until early January. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about things I could do to keep me busy. I don't plan on staying in much but without work to go to and an easy school schedule of Monday-Thursday 10:30am to 1:15pm, I think there will be times when I'll be a bit bored. My friend who studied abroad, and went out quite a bit, told me to bring a lot of movies because you can only do some many things. While I definitely will heed his advice to some extent, I want to try to do some cool, adventurous, and cultural things. As far as weekend trips go - I'm definitely going to Oktoberfest in Germany as well as the Almafi Coast and Florence in Italy. I'm also thinking about going to Amsterdam.
I'm looking for more of day-to-day life things to do. I'm big into fitness so I definitely want to take advantage of the park nearby that's supposed to be beautiful - Villa Pamphili (I'll be living in Trastevere). I'm hoping to do about 3 workouts a week at that park. I have a whole bunch of Italian friends who live in Rome so I'm hoping to maybe do some things with them. One idea I had was to go to a AS Roma soccer game with one of those friends. Every couple of weeks the company that I\'m studying abroad with also hosts day trips to different places around Rome such as Assisi etc. Any suggestions are very much appreciated! =]
when in Rome do what the Romans do... copy what your local students do
There are lot to do, while you're in Rome. There are so many sights to see when you visit Rome, another famous and essential sight is Vatican City. Take a stroll through this magnificent work of ancient times taking in the Vatican museums of Greek and Roman exhibits from ancient roman civilizations. In the Vatican city you can bask in the magnificence of the restored Sistine Chapel where you can witness the outstanding work of Michelangelo - this piece of art on the ceiling of the chapel is something that must be seen for any tourist.
I totally agree with Sean. There is a lot to do in Rome. Along with Vatican City you can visit Trevi Fountain which is in Trevi District and if you are interested in Art & Masterpieces then you can visit Galleria Borghese.
I love travelling a lot, last year I had gone on a trip from Rome to Positano organized by Benvenuto Limos. It was a great experience and full of fun. So, if you are also interested in travelling you can also go for a trip.