Saturday, 19 July 2014

Rome Scrapbook: The Sights












Rome feels like a lifetime ago! As we visited in May the weather was absolutely boiling and it was great way to kick start our summer.

We managed to pack pretty much all the sights into our 5 days including Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, The Colosseum, The Vatican and a stroll around Villa Borghese. Lee had been to Rome several times before so was able to guide me around the city pointing out the sights (and also a cheeky McDonalds where we had a McFlurry).

My favourite of all was the Trevi Fountain, we visited twice and at night it was even better. I threw my coin in, but did forget to make a wish... We also had a truly delicious gelato from San Crispino, if you're going to Rome definitely do check it out.

Our day in Villa Borghese was just what the doctored ordered on our last day, a nice relaxing stroll with far less crowds than everywhere else. It is a massive landscaped garden with many fountains, walkways and monuments, you could also hire segways, bikes and pedal powered carts which we provided a great subject for people watching.

Of course the Colosseum deserves a mention. I wasn't expecting it to be so big - I know that sounds ridiculous but once inside you do get the full scale of the place. The weather was beautiful as well which meant that everyone flocked to it, giving it a real atmosphere. We didn't get a tour (although I wish we had) and I tried to listen in to other people's but it wasn't quite the same! They had interesting information boards around the interior, so don't worry if you can't afford a tour or the audio they offer. The gift shop was pretty epic as well, stacked with books, jewellery and of course plenty of tat!

Have you ever been to Rome? What was your favourite sight?

14 comments:

  1. Never been to Rome, but would like to and Nice Photos!
    Kind regards

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would highly recommend it, I loved every minute! x

      Delete
  2. Stunning photos, Becca! It really looks like you enjoyed your time in Rome :) I hope to visit there someday soon xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Morgan! I hope you get to go too - pasta, wine and pizza! x

      Delete
  3. I'm off to Rome in September - looking at your photos, I wish it would just hurry up already! Villa Borghese is definitely on my list to visit while I'm these, especially as it sounds a lot calmer than some of the other sites :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh I hope you enjoy, it is so lovely and I highly recommend Villa Borghese x

      Delete
  4. I've always wanted to go to Rome - it looks so beautiful there! Lovely pics x x

    http://www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was so nice and the weather was great! x

      Delete
  5. I can't believe you managed to fit everything in to such a short time - super planner. Love your photos of Rome too, it makes me want to visit as I've never been. Glad you had a great time!

    ReplyDelete
  6. that landscaped garden sounds perfect, I went to Rome a few years back, kinda gutted I didn't go to it. favourite thing about Rome was easily the gelato (sorry history). I totally get what you mean about the colosseum - it is enormous and so old! The age of a lot of the architecture there just blew me away x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the photo of the fountain in different lights! Truly stunning!

    x

    www.historyloversguidebook.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm going to Rome in September and your post has been brilliant inspiration to me. I'm so excited to go! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

    ReplyDelete
  9. I@d love to visit Rome - I think I might be able to go this year!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a nice city Rome is! I've been dreaming of visiting Rome for ages and I'm searching for cheap tickets everyday, hope I will go there soon! :)
    Miglė x | Meet Me On The Balcony

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you, try and make me laugh. I dare you.