I recently went away on holiday to Rome and it was amazing. We went for about 5 days and spent one day in the centre of Rome, and the other days at the nearby Lake Albano in Castel Gandolfo. I think we went for just the right amount of time, we managed to do the whole tourist experience in the centre of Rome and also had time to relax and catch some sun. I would love to go back, maybe near Christmas when everything is festive and lit up. But we had a great time in the sunshine with Italian food, wine and amazing scenery. There really isn’t much better! This is going to be a very image based post – I took hundreds of photos but managed to whittle it down to these. Hope you enjoy a little chat about what we did in Rome!
On one day we caught the train from Ciampino straight to Rome’s city centre which didn’t take long at all. We’d been told before our trip that it would be better to try and walk everywhere in Rome instead of taking public transport so that we could see it all and not miss out on anything. This was a good piece of advice, as we definitely saw a lot more and explored more of the smaller back streets that we would’ve otherwise missed.
Our next stop was the Colosseum, and it was just as impressive as I thought it would be. The architecture was amazing and it really stood out from the scenery around it. It attracted hundreds of visitors and we managed to get some really good shots of it, and not to mention the weather was beautiful!
The heat was pretty intense throughout the day which meant we had to take shelter and try some real Italian ice-cream (obviously). I genuinely had the best pasta dish I’ve ever tried in a restaurant called Baccano just down from the Trevi Fountain. The Italian food as a whole was amazing…
I would really recommend Rome to anyone, there are so many different things to do either in the centre or in the surrounding areas. The only thing I would say is that the people in the outskirts of Rome don’t all speak English, so it’s definitely worth brushing up on a few Italian phrases before you go. All in all, a lovely Summer holiday!
Ciao for now!