This weekend Dave and I are heading off to the next stop on our Year of the Holiday, Italy. We’ve been so lucky this year to have already been to some amazing places including Paris and Ibiza, and now our next stop is Rome. I’ve never been to Italy before so I am literally bursting with excitement to get there.
Those of you who’ve been following my blog will know by now that I’m a hopeless romantic and I have hopelessly romantic ideas of Rome in my mind. I go from imagining Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday to Elizabeth Gilbert on her journey of self-discovery in Eat, Pray, Love, and I just can’t wait to get there. As clichéd as it sounds, that’s the kind of Rome I want to experience. Love, magic, art, architecture and above all, food!
I can’t wait to see all the incredible sights; The Vatican, The Colosseum, The Trevi Fountain, and to experience authentic, delicious Italian pasta and pizza for the first time, to sip prosecco and rosé in the sun and of course do some shopping. Eeek!
We have four full days and nights there which I’m told, is plenty of time to do everything we want to do. But here’s where I need your help… Apart from all the obvious places, what else should we do? If you’ve been to Rome what was your favourite thing you did there? Whatever your tips or suggestions I’d love to hear them so please send them on.
We plan on spending Friday in the Vatican City, visiting St. Peter’s Square and many of the museums; on Saturday we plan to discover the secrets of ancient Rome at the Colosseum and Forum while Sunday and Monday will be spent around Palazzo Navona, the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. And on top of all that, I’m hoping some of my lovely readers will have a few other little gems that I can add to our list.
Although our trip is going to be busy, I also can’t wait to sit in a bar or café out on the street, whiling away the hours people watching, relaxing, doing nothing… Il dolce far niente as the Italian’s like to call it.
For for those of you who haven’t been to Rome before, I promise to share all our experiences, tips and suggestions with you all once I return home.
Ciao for now! Tanti baci…