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Sunday, 22 March 2015

When In Rome...

Hey guys! If you read last week's Sunday Post you'll already know that Karl and I had a little trip away to Rome this week so today's post is a bit of a photo diary of what we got up to! I'm so sad to be back in the UK after being in such a beautiful city for three days but it was absolutely stunning. We did a lot of sightseeing and must have walked 15 miles every day we were there but every single step was worth it as we got to see so many beautiful sights. I warn you this is quite a photo heavy post but read on if you want to see what we did!

Obviously our first stop was the Colosseum, probably one of Rome's most famous ruins, and oh boy it does not disappoint. It's one of those monuments that just literally takes your breath away and although a lot of it has been destroyed over the years it has stood it is definitely worth going to Rome to see. Our hotel was extremely central and you could see the Colosseum from the street outside so we were really lucky to be so close and to get to see it every day we were there. It's just as amazing the tenth time you see it!

We also visited the Tomb of the Unknown Solider or the Altar of the Fatherland which was a real unexpected beauty. We came across it accidentally on the way to the Pantheon (although as it's one of the largest monuments in Rome it isn't hard to miss!!) and although we didn't spend a lot of time looking around it, it's still definitely worth a little trip to. The Pantheon was obviously a must see and was one of my favourite places that we visited. Although it was built in 126 AD it is one of the best preserved ancient buildings in Rome and the architecture is just wow. We sat and ate lunch in one of the restaurants in the square outside of it which was so lovely (and a great place to rest our feet!)

Another absolute must see was Vatican City. I seem to be saying the word "breathtaking" an awful lot but I really cannot think of any other way to properly describe these places! We paid a little extra to get the guided tour around the museum here and I would 100% recommend it as the queues were so long it was uncertain if you'd actually make it in and it is absolutely huge so the tour guide made sure we got to see the best parts. The Sistine Chapel was probably my favourite part of the Vatican and I'm really sad we weren't allowed to take photos inside as a description just doesn't do Michelangelo's paintings any justice whatsoever. We also had a look around St Peter's Basilica and ate the most delicious ice cream I've ever ever tasted. Just wow.

We fit so much in over the three days we were there including everything I said above as well as visiting other monuments like the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, The Arch of Constantine, the Trevi Fountain, an open top bus tour and we ate more pizza and carbs than I ever could have imagined. The food was just drool-worthy; I'm a lover of Italian food anyway but to have it in Italy itself is just perfecto. Seriously I've never had such beautiful ravioli in my entire life. Although if you are ever in Rome be wary of the coffee bars - sitting down can double, triple or even quadruple the price of your coffee! Luckily we were already wary of this and weren't stung by the charge but it would be so easy to just take a seat and before you know it there's a bill with an extra €18 on there!

Rome was easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in my entire life and I would definitely go back at the drop of the hat! I would 100% recommend it as a trip away, especially if you're a fan of the city and the arts!

What are your favourite cities?

Amy x

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  1. Stunning photos! I went to Rome back in 2012 and it still remains one of my favourite cities I've visited, this post brought back some great memories :)

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  2. Beautiful photos Amy. I went to Rome in July last year and I loved every second of it. The only thing that I wish we'd done was go to the Amalfi Coast at the same time as I could have done with a bit of beach in my life. Vatican City was my highlight of the trip, however Barcelona is still my fave city of choice.


  3. Amazing photos, i so want to go to Rome! Looks incredible.

    Lucy x

  4. Soooo insanely jealous right now - it's my dream to go to Italy and eat real italian food! Hope you're having a great time, it all looks beautiful xx

  5. gorgeous photos ! i love italy but i've not yet been to Rome, these pictures make me wish i was going there soon x

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  6. Oh wow Amy, these are all such beautiful photos! It looks like you had the loveliest time! x


  7. What beautiful photos! It looks like an amazing trip- it's my dream to visit Italy and this post has made me want to go even more!

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  9. Rome is one of my favourite places and I've only been there twice! What a lovely place and a lovely blog post <3


  10. Amazing photos! Hope you had the best time :)


  11. I love the pictures! I would love to got to Rome one day!!


    Records of my Troubles

  12. What amazing photos! Rome looks so beautiful glad you had a fun time :) x

  13. Beautiful photos! It sounds like you had an amazing time! Visiting Rome is definitely on my bucket list!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  14. These photos are amazing! Hope you had an amazing time! I loved Rome and want to go back so bad!

    Mikayla :)

  15. Wonderful photos! What a beautiful place. Hope I can see it for myself in the near future, I think Italy is up there in my top places to visit :) The coffee bar thing is a great tip! I'd have been so annoyed if I fell victim to that haha, now I know!
    What Nikki Did

  16. I can't find another word to describe Rome either! It truly is breathtaking~ I hope to go there one day <3

    She Will Be

  17. agh so jealous! looks amazing, need to go to rome one day!
    love these photos

    anna at styleskittle.com xx

  18. Amazing pictures! Makes me want to go back to rome xx

  19. Looks like you had an amazing time with proper tourist visits, although I had no idea about the coffee shops so I will make sure I am careful if I go xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  20. Nice photos :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr
    Maria V.

  21. gorgeous pictures! can't wait to the summer to get to know italy !


  22. Looks like you had a great time - I'm off to Rome in June and can't wait! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  23. Rome looks so fabulous, seems like a nice holiday. I've never been there, sadly. Definitely have to go some day! x


  24. AH I love Rome, so so much. Your photography is amazing!

    Hayley x


  25. Your photos are so lovely Amy! You look like you had a wonderful time :)

    Charlotte - styleaked

  26. So many memories are in my heart from this city, its definatly my favourite place.

  27. Beautiful photos - looks like you had an amazing time! I've always wanted to go to Rome, I've got serious travel envy now!
    Lucy @ Lucy—Loves xx

  28. Oh my goodness this post has made me wish I could just pop to Rome for a weekend. Living in Australia makes travelling quite difficult. I've been to Italy so many times but never Rome, next time I visit Rome is top of my list. And that ravioli mmmmmm. Looks like you had an amazing trip!


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