My Week in Rome!

You probably already know, or you have definitely heard, that Rome is one of the most beautiful cities ever and now I can fully confirm that. I wasn’t sure at what angle to go about writing this post as technically I did go for fun and not business, but I had such an amazing time that I wanted to write about it and share it with you all. Everything from the food, the clothes and my adventure in Rome as a whole. Alfie turned 21 last month and as his and his mum’s birthday are in the same week, they decided to make it extra special by jetting us all off to Rome!
So already I’ve been asked where I’d recommend to visit in Rome and the shortest answer is, everywhere. Here are just some of the places we went to…

 

The Pantheon
This is in the most beautiful Italian square filled with restaurants and alive with culture. The Pantheon is completely free to enter and is absolutely breathtaking, especially at night time when the streets of Rome are bare and you can see the building in all its glory.

 

The Pantheon
The Pantheon The Pantheon
The Spanish Steps
We were extremely lucky to be staying 5 minutes away from the Spanish Steps and we could even see them as soon as we stepped out of the front door. I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t managed to get a better photo of the steps at night time as if I’m perfectly honest, people ruin them. The steps are magnificent and shockingly preserved so well. They’re a little slippery though as I found out in my dolly shoes as I nearly fell down them. In front of the steps is a beautiful fountain which has a little stand that you can go on for a perfect photo.

 

The Spanish Steps The Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps

 

 

The Colosseum

 

 

There are no words for how spectacular this actually is or how much I enjoyed my time roaming around there. We must have spent a good few hours exploring the different levels and being astonished by the beauty of it all. The road leading up is beautiful enough with some of the oldest remains of Rome but the Colosseum itself was utterly mind blowing. It was less than €10 euros each to enter and you can even choose to go on special tours of the underground!

 

The Colosseum
The Colosseum
The Colosseum
The Colosseum
the colosseum
the colosseum
the colosseum
the colosseum
the colosseum
Horse and carriage ride
Excitement meant that I was easily going to hand over €200 euros before better judgement told me to hold off. As we walked away we were offered the same deal but at €100 instead so naturally I almost ran to get on. This tour lasted over an hour we think and we saw everything from the pantheon to the three fountains via the most beautiful backstreets. Probably my favourite part of our time in rome.
Horse and carriage ride in rome
Horse and carriage ride in rome
Horse and carriage ride in rome
Horse and carriage ride in rome
Horse and carriage ride in rome
Horse and carriage ride in rome
Horse and carriage ride in rome
Horse and carriage ride in rome
Horse and carriage ride in rome
The Tour Bus
A hop on, hop off tour guide bus that would usually make me cringe, ended up being one of our best days out. Not only was it convenient to get around, but the headphones and English speaking guide told us all about the beautiful buildings we had been admiring. We ended up getting off and venturing to Hard Rock Cafe, but surprisingly it was very disappointing, with rubbish, overpriced food. The tour was 20 euros each and again, completely worth it.
The Tour Bus Rome
The Tour Bus Rome
The Tour Bus Rome
The Tour Bus Rome
The Tour Bus Rome
Castel Sant’Angelo
This was a spontaneous last minute decision that we literally had to count our euros up to do but it was so worth it. At 10.50 euros each, this was the perfect way to finish our time in Rome. The castle is absolutely beautiful and you could literally spend all day as it has a cafe right near to the top where you can sip wine and dine whilst looking out at the amazing Rome skyline. Utterly breathtaking, and so is the walk up to the top but the views of Rome’s skyline, where you can literally see everything was so completely incredible that we would definitely go again.
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
The Food
The food in Rome is absolutely amazing so I definitely tried to have a little of everything. With my new fancy Canon 70D, I took some, in my opinion, amazing photos.
Food in Rome
Food in Rome
Food in Rome
Food in Rome
Food in Rome
Food in Rome
The outfits
now I did take a ridiculous amount of clothes for rome, but when j got there it was simply too hot for most of them. I ended up wearing my BBW Couture dresses as they’re so thin and lightweight. I really did not care about having most of my flesh on show and in fact, didn’t even think about popping a cardigan on when I wore the same dress whilst back in England. Sounds silly but that’s actually a big thing for me! I obviously wore other things, but with the heat, a look book was off the cards completely.
Dresses in order of appearance, linking to posts with information….
Scarlett & Jo Velvet Maxi Dress
NEW Scarlett & Jo Blue Lace
BBW Couture Blue & White Floral 1950s Vintage Party Dress
BBW Couture Purple & White Floral 1950s Vintage Party Dress
Scarlett & Jo Velvet Maxi Dress
NEW Scarlett & Jo Blue Lace
Yours Clothing - Leopard Print Maxi Dress
Finally, what’s a holiday without family fun photos?
Family holiday to Rome
Family holiday to Rome
Family holiday to Rome
Family holiday to Rome
Family holiday to Rome
Family holiday to Rome
I absolutely loved my time in Rome and I hope you all enjoyed my post!
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  • Oh wow! It looks amazing, it looks like you had the most amazing time. The architecture in cities are always so beautiful! The food looks to die for ❤️
    Bee @ QueenBeady.com xxx

  • Dee

    WOW!! Rome looks like such a stunning city and you took some incredible photos with your new fancy camera! Would love to visit here one day. xxx

    Dee | PromptsbyDee

  • Oh my god this looks amazzzzing!!! <3

  • rachh1994

    WOW. Need to book a trip asap! Lovely photos and it looked like you had an amazing time. Rome is number one on my places to visit! xo

    http://www.rachelnicole.co.uk/

  • It looks as though you had a fab time, id love to go here next year, i think its a must visit, looks so cool and the buildings are beautiful x

    http://leannewinters.blogspot.co.uk

  • I was actually speaking about Rome today and saying how much I’d love to go. It looks so beautiful and your photos show this. Glad you had a lovely time!

    Caitlin | cosmeticscocktailscruising.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • I was actually speaking about Rome today and saying how much I’d love to go. It looks so beautiful and your photos show this. Glad you had a lovely time!

    Caitlin | Cosmetics, Cocktails & Cruising xx

  • VintageFrillsBlog

    I have been to so many places in Europe, but I’m yet to make it to Rome. Your pictures make it look absolutely amazing and now i’m desperate to visit. A couple of years ago while I was in Barcelona I discovered how handy tour busses can be for getting to see a whole city and finding out loads, so now I swear by them as well as actually visiting places on foot.
    Your dresses are all so beautiful. xxx

  • Beautiful photos! Like a couple of people below, I’ve never been to Rome either – it’s on my list though! xx

  • Rosy Flynn

    I really want to visit Rome it always looks so gorgeous. Lovely outfit choices too.

    Rosy | sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

  • Sounds like it was so much fun 😛 I’m going there in August (yes, I regret choosing August because of the killer heat) and I’m looking for all the tips I can get. You could have visited the Roman Forum, it was included in the ticket to the Colosseum from what I’ve been reading. xx

    Uniquely Filipa

  • Rome looks so amazing!! It’s one of my must visit cities! Looks like you had so much fun there x

    http://planetvikki.blogspot.co.uk

  • Rome is gorgeous, I completely agree with you! The Pantheon was incredible. It was probably my favourite thing ever, and don’t even get me started on the food. There was nothing like fresh spag bol there.

    Suitcase and
    Sandals Blog
    XX

  • Random Musings

    Soooo nostalgic for Rome now!

  • I have already been to Rome but will be visiting again next month. I can’t wait 🙂

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

  • Honeypot Blogs

    Wonderful pictures, it looks amazing! I’ve not been, but I’d love to go!xx

    http://www.honeypotblogs.com