A Stop Off In Roma

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Roma, the final stop on our incredible two weeks travelling Italy. The place that I think I had the highest expectations for. Although, it was the place that I felt, at first, the most underwhelmed. The streets were littered with fag buts, rubbish and graffiti covered pretty much every wall.. I couldn't quite understand why it was such a favourite city destination to visit. However, the more we explored and ventured around, visiting the majority of the tourist spots - the Vatican City, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the more I took Rome at face value and fell in love with the city. There are so many hidden gems with every turn, that wherever you look, there is amazing architecture, or Roman history hidden amongst everything and everyone else.

On our last night of the trip, we took to the top of a hotel to enjoy a bottle of wine on their roof top terrace. Listening to a pianist, whilst enjoying ourselves was the best way to see the holiday in Italy to an end. On the way back to our Air BnB we spotted a rat running through the streets, and scuttling back into the sewers.. It is a city after all.

There are so many great bars and restaurants in Rome, there is bound to be something for everyone. Especially if it is just an Aperol Spritz you are after.

Recommendations for those going..

The Vatican City
This is a must in my opinion. The highlight of Rome was exploring the Vatican and all that it has to offer. The Sistine Chapel was awe inspiring and something that I will never forget. The beautiful ceilings, the fountains, the busts - all of it, is just incredible. We spent a good 4 hours walking around and taking everything in. I would highly recommend booking tickets before hand, meaning that you can skip the cues that people wait hours in, in the baking heat, to go inside. It's a no brainer really. We even saw the Pope!

The Pantheon
One of the oldest buildings in Rome itself, the Pantheon is free to enter, and has some of the most beautiful interior. The ceiling is insane, with a hole right at the top, in which the bright sun shines straight through. Definitely worth seeing.

It would be rude not too! There are so many delicious gelato places in Rome, with so many yummy flavours to choose from. Meringue and hazelnut being one of them! Mmm.

The Colosseum 
Full of Roman history, this is a must see. It's so interesting, and there is so much to learn about this amazing building. It's been used for so many things, and that makes exploring the inner walls, so incredible. Definitely book in advance for this tourist attraction too. To skip the cues and the amount of people bombarding you with whether you have tickets or not. They can only allow a certain number of people into the Colosseum at one time, so bare that in mind when it comes to cueing to enter.

The Trevi Fountain
Another highlight of Rome for me. Although there is never a time, where the fountain isn't flooded with tourists. This fountain is beautiful. There is something so romantic about it! Of course, we made a wish too.

Have you ever visited Roma? What was your favourite tourist attraction?
Amber X


  1. Beautiful photos! I visited Rome a few years ago and loved it x


  2. There are so many gorgeous places in Italy to visit - sounds like you had an incredible time! I would absolutely love to visit in the future!

    Emily xo

    1. Italy is just beautiful. Wishing I could do the trip, all over again. You must go if you ever get the chance too xx

  3. It looks like you had an amazing time! I really want to visit Italy some day! I bet the gelato was so yummy! x


    1. It's such a beautiful place to visit! The gelato was incredible haha. If anything I probably consumed too much xx

  4. Your photos are so gorgeous! It looks like such a lovely place to visit. I've always wanted to visit Italy x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    1. Thank you lovely! It's such a beautiful place x

  5. I love your photos! Rome looks beautiful. I hope you had a great time!



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