On my first full day in Rome, I was a little tired from traveling, so I decided to take a ride on the Hop On Hop Off bus to kind of figure out where things were. The bus had audio in many languages with earphones to give commentary along the way. On the first time around, I rode the full loop without getting off. The second time around, I got on and off and took more photos. This is an overview of my first day. I'm not sure what every place is.
I was surprised by how many tourists there were everywhere. In addition, there were so many "in your face" vendors, who hounded people. I did my best not to look them in the eye or talk to them, but they still followed me.
Lunch at a sidewalk restaurant near the Colosseum
The Roman Forum
Back to Piazza Venezia
This gas station was on the side of the street, not a separate place.