Roma 

Italy has stolen my heart. The sights, weather and food are truly amazing!! Almost anywhere you turn in Rome there will be a beautiful monument or building with yards of open space around, it made walking over 30,000 steps a day so much nicer! As we only spent 3 days in the city we packed a lot in but managed to cover all of the iconic areas we planned to visit.



Day one was fairly short but spent wandering around, discovering the area. We stayed next to the Roma Termini train station, only a quick and easy bus journey from the airport. Whilst being taken away by the beautiful streets we discovered the Plazza delle Esposizioni, Colloseum and walked up to the Vataican City.


Day two we spent all day inside the Colloseum and Roman Forum. It was an amazing experience! We learnt a lot about the history whilst seeing the beautiful sights. We could’ve packed more in this day but we had many resting stops in the shade to recover from the 31 degree heat!


Day three we spent wandering the last areas of the city we hadn’t seen; Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona. The Trevi Fountain was closed off and Fendi were setting up for their fashion show in the evening!! It was exciting to see the catwalk across the water but a shame it was closed off when we got there. The Piazza Navona was beautiful, 3 stunning fountains spaced out surrounded by restaurants and street artists. Again due to the heat and our sore feet by day three we paused in the shade multiple times!


On our last evening we ate at a restaurant called Tornnarelo, it was the best meal we had in Rome!! All of our meals were amazing but this restaurant topped them all. It was in the area of Piazza Triiussa which we had to cross the river for, this area was recommended by a friend of a friend who lived in Rome for many years. It’s not a big tourist area so it’s quite low key but is full of authentic Italian restaurants and bars, loose yourself by walking round the beautiful side streets. We also walked up to the Colloseum as it was one of my aims to see the site lit up at night!

Overall we had a short but amazing trip in Rome and would recommend it to anybody!

ELG

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