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Cobble Streets Of Roma

January 16, 2016

Shirt & Pumps/Zara, Jumper/Primark, Bag/Follie Follie, Sunglasses/Missguided (here)

 

Hello my loves,

Hope you're all doing well & having a nice weekend :) Yesterday myself and John went for a nice lunch in town and went to see the new Leonardo movie. It was a really good movie but a little bit intense and gory for me.

Anyway, here is my first look from beautiful Rome. I am 100% in love with that city. I left a little piece of my heart there when I left. The people are so friendly, the architecture is just beyond stunning and the food is fantastic! A few of you had some questions about our trip so I'll answer them here :) So, firstly we flew from Dublin to Ciampino airport (Monday to Thursday as we're both flexible with work). Our flights were really good value, about €200 with Ryanair including a suitcase. Trying to trawl through places to stay was tricky because there are SO many hotels and it was a surprise trip for John so I had to choose myself. I'm so delighted with where I booked in the end as it was amazing! We stayed in the Residenza Al Saraceno apartments which were fab! For less than €400 they were so modern and spacious. Also the location was perfect! Just a 4 minute walk from the beaut Trevi Fountain and a 7 minute walk from the Spanish steps. We couldn't of been more central!

We used the metro once the whole trip because everywhere is so easily accessible. The furtherest walk was the Colosseum which was about a 25 minute walk away from our accommodation. The weather was so lovely, mild and sunny so we were happy to stroll and take in the views :) We pre booked the Vatican/Sistine chapel in advance to avoid any queues which was handy and something I would recommend. We ate mostly in Italian bistros and restaurants that we stumbled across, however one thing I would say is to just watch out for the 'tea room' cafes as they are insanely pricey. We paid 40 euro for 2 toasted sandwiches and a coffee. Haha, Madness! We did pay a visit to the Hard Rock cafe one of the night's for dinner which was a nice little break from all the pizza and pasta. The shopping there too is so good! There are so many sales on at the moment and so many of the Italian boutiques are such good value! They have all the usual's like H&M & Zara but it's definitely worth checking out the smaller, privately owned, high street stores. We picked up such nice bargains.

Other than that everything we did was pretty touristy and nothing too out of the ordinary :) Enjoy if you are heading over there, you will LOVE it!

I'm off to meet the girls for brunch now. Have a lovely Sunday :*

Ciao x

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