Getting Lost in Rome

One of the best things about living in Italy is getting lost.

Rome is not a city built on a grid. Streets you think are parallel end up leading you astray, and the network of small alleys and hard-to-find street signs is a recipe for “where the hell are we!? I thought Piazza Trilussa was over there…”

After nearly a year in Rome, I still get lost in certain parts of the city without fail.  But sometimes wandering up and down tiny streets is better than arriving at any specific destination.

Getting lost in Rome is one of the little things that reminds me I really am living la dolce vita.

4 thoughts on “Getting Lost in Rome

  1. Christine says:

    I absolutely agree! It is one of my favorite things in Rome especially. Every time I go there, I try not to look at the map and see where I end up. Last time I did this, I found these amazing small streets filled with boutique shopping, beautiful restaurants & cafes. Che bella! Thank you for posting!!! big hug from Florence!! – Christy

  2. cathi says:

    I can’t wait to get lost in Rome! We are arriving in 3 weeks and are so excited! Everywhere we travel, I love to just wander the streets as there are always unexpected pleasures that are found! Looking forward to experiencing them in Rome. xxoo 🙂

    • L'americana says:

      Cathi- how exciting! I hope you have an amazing trip. Wandering is definitely one of my favorite things to do around here. The only thing I would recommend is looking up food options in advance (tripadvisor or Katie Parla has great lists). I’ve made the mistake of wandering into too many disappointing trattorias and no meal in Rome should be wasted!

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