To Rome with love, a throw back

 I want to share some of the amazing places that I have been too, and I thought a great way to start would be with Rome. 

It was just over a year ago now that I went with my boyfriend Billy for 3 nights\4 days in September. We booked it as a last addition to our summer holidays before we headed back to uni. The booking process however did not go so well. We booked our flights and hotel through last minute holidays, which happened to go bankrupt just a few months before we were due to go, meaning that our hotel was never booked. We did however manage to book with airbnb and got the most beautiful apartment. 

Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore – right outside our bedroom window

Our apartment was in the most amazing location of the santa maria maggiore square. Extremely close to the colleseum and the train station. It was an old style apartment block with the sliding lift doors you have to do yourself, very Italian. I would definitely recommend this hotel! (I’ve added a link here for you to check it out for your self)

Rome is absolutely packed with places to go and things to see such as the collesseum, the Spanish steps, Piazza nova and the Trevi fountain. The only thing that we didn’t get chance to do that I regret is visiting the Vatican City, but it was just too busy to que due to the heat. I would suggest pre buying tickets for things such as the colosseum and the Roman Forum in advance.

The colosseum

 We visited the Hard Rock Cafe, which as you will learn, has become a tradition of ours to visit a Hard Rock everywhere we go and collect a pin from there.  

Outfit wise, I stuck with the classic holiday vibe, as it was 30 degrees plus. This being denim shorts, vest tops and baggy dresses. One thing you do need to bare in mind is that many of the cathedrals require legs and shoulders to be covered, but many offer a shawl to cover your self with upon entry. 

Rome has to be one of my all time favourite European cities, and I will 100% be returning at some point. 

Let me know if you have any favourite things to do in Rome or if you have any questions!

Sam x 

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