Rome Travel Diaries - July 2018

Earlier this year I turned the big 21! As a present from my darling boyfriend we went to Rome for a couple of days and it was the most magical experience and I got to live out my life long dream of being Lizzie McGuire!

I thought I would share some pictures of our trip as well as give you a bite sized travel guide to Rome! I tend to go on a few trips each year so I am hoping to make this into a series on my blog. 

1. The Weather
If you all thought England was having a heathwave, Rome topped it! At one point the temperature was extremely high 30’s (Celsius that is). I would highly suggest stocking up on your suncream if you are like me and turn into a glowing red blob during hot weather. With that being said there was a constant cool breeze and everywhere had air conditioning!

2. The hotel
We stayed at the Rome Glam Hotel which is a lovely small hotel just off of the Main Streets. Even though the hotel was small it had an amazing rooftop which was the bar and restaurant so you can enjoy a rooftop breakfast in the morning or a Apreol Spritz as the sun went down (btw they done the BEST Aperol Spritz I have ever tried)! The hotel staff were absolutely amazing and because they knew it was my birthday trip they had strawberries and dipping chocolate in the room with a bottle of prosecco.

3. Eating and drinking
What do you do when you go to Italy? Eat pasta and drink wine!!! Well that seemed to be what we did the whole time we was there.
We found an incredible restaurant on top of a hotel for our dinner one night and it was incredible! 
We also stumbled into a little wine shop to pick up some water and a lady who was working there invited us to try some wine which we obviously agreed too! I would highly recommend Il Furetto, Brachetto d’Acqui it is a sparkling red wine which tastes like port in prosecco form! If you are in to that sort of thing). Near the Trevi Fountain was an ice cream shop where the back wall was a massive chocolate foundation and it was like I was sent to chocolate heaven! 

4. The sites
Site seeing in Italy in general is absolutely stunning and Rome definitely lived up to that expectation! 
We saw two major sites in Rome. The first being the Trevi fountain (Lizzie McGuire eat your heart out!). This was probably one of the busiest sites we went to! We had to queue to take a picture but the picture was 100% worth it! If you would like to miss the crowds I would highly recommend going first thing in the morning. The second was the Colosseum - one of the seven wonders of the world! We booked a tour guide through trip advisor prior which allowed us to skip the line and head straight on in! If you are a huge history geek like me you will absolutely love this. The colosseum itself is absolutely beautiful and the architecture is incredible! My only warning would be to watch out for the street sellers as soon as your leave the colosseum they jump on you as soon as you step foot outside. 

Even though we only had 2 whole days in Rome I would highly recommend and we would 100% go back if the opportunity came about. 

S xx


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