Back in 2015, I went on a university trip to Rome with a few friends from my class, where I spent three days running around Italy’s capital being a stereotypical tourist. I walked away with a deep love for porchetta and limoncello as well as this ridiculous collection of pictures, which I’m reminded of yearly by Facebook memories:
Since I was a little girl, I’ve always dreamt of visiting the Trevi Fountain and making a wish. Although, it was being restored when I arrived, I was determined to still toss a coin into it, regardless of whether there was any water.
So, that’s what I did; I threw a coin into the empty fountain (over my left shoulder) to ensure my return to Rome, and it must have worked, because I’m packing my bags ready for my next trip here!
City breaks are my favourite type of escapes to go on because it’s an opportunity to get lost and explore somewhere new. Rome was like a playground of history, and travelling here sparked off my love for adventures.
Equipped with an old fashioned map, I spent time wandering around side streets and stumbling across understated attractions, like the Catacombs of Rome. “When in Rome” became the phrase of the trip. I used it as an excuse to eat gelato and pizza every day, as well as treating myself to a pricey new scarf from a boutique close to Via Condotti.
When I wasn’t indulging myself, I spent my days taking in the charming landmarks like the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps. By night, I uncovered the dazzling city on an open-top tour bus, stopping only to eat dinner at a restaurant, with seating overlooking the magnificent Pantheon. It took the phrase ‘dinner with a view’ to the next level.
Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, you can’t enjoy all of Rome’s beauty in one trip. It’s a place you can explore time and time again. This weekend, I’m planning to roam around Palatine Hill, see the Baths of Caracalla and admire the Roman Forum.
Do you love history, shopping and eating out? If the answer is yes, Rome is the best destination for you. Don’t wait to book a getaway to this ancient city, start your adventure here, right now.