Driving into Rome, we are absolutely astonished and blown away by the gigantic old roman buildings. We had no idea they would be right in the city centre and so close to each other. The actual centre of the city consists of ruins of the old roman Forum, the Colosseum and a smaller forum across the street.
While these amazing sites are a major distraction, we continue on to our next challenge… can we find a spot to park our van? If we don’t find one, our other option is to park outside of the city and catch the train in each day. This would add to our costs and travel time, so after a few more wrong turns we have settled for a spot next to a park: Villa Borghese. We are pretty sure you are not allowed to park here but there are no signs saying so. We decide to risk it.