Roman Holiday

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!

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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.

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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…

Sorcha x

7 thoughts on “Roman Holiday

  1. Make sure you buy your tickets online for entrance to the vatican museum for the sistine chapel because the queue is huge. But if u have your ticket bought you skip queue and go straight up to the door😀

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  2. Was going to say the same thing as Triona, but all your tickets online and in advance if you can, they’re much cheaper and you by pass the queue.

    Go to the Colleaseum in the morning, it gets HOT!

    Food is cheaper on the Vatican side of the river.

    Try find some local eaterys rather than the restaurants in the centre. They’re good but the local ones give you the best taste of Italy for food.

    There’s a magnum ice cream shop I do believe.

    Taxi’s are expensive and driving in Italy is crazy, you can walk most places! Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanosh Steps and Collesseum are all in walking distance.

    Hope this helps. I live Italy and have been many times ❤

    Melissa
    http://www.melissa-Lou.com

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  3. I went to Rome with a friend in March and bought absolutely nothing in advance yet still managed to see the Colosseum, the Vatican City and loads more. We organised our schedules so that we saw the most popular sight in the morning and saw the free/lesser popular places during the day and in the evening. The only thing I’d recommend buying a ticket in advance for is the Vatican museums as we waited for 2 and a half hours before going on. I’ve been told though that during the summer the queue can be as long as 6 hours though!!
    Oh and to get into the Colosseum really quickly (I waited 5 mins in a queue), get your ticket from the Palatine Hill ticket office which is about a 5 minute walk away from the Colosseum, it gets you into the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill! Hope this helps 🙂 x

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