Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing some photos from out vacation in Italy! As I mentioned, we went to Rome and Venice- 3 days each and I have tons of photos to share, so I’m splitting up the days into separate posts! The first day we arrived around lunch time, left all our stuff at our hotel and took the metro to the centre of Rome. We had a lovely long day walking, exploring and taking photos… Firstly we saw the Colosseum and the Roman Forum as we walked towards the center of town, but we went in the next day so you’ll see more photos in my Day 2 post!
We then walked to the Pantheon, where we spent a few minutes enjoying some live music and the view we were experiencing. This beautiful architectural masterpiece, which is situated in the middle of the city, surrounded by tiny streets was so beautiful and breathtaking… as you’ll see in other posts- we came back multiple time.
We then walked to Piazza Navona- this beautiful piazza was filled with people! We also stopped at a little restaurant a few streets away from the piazza where we had our first ever Italian lunch – a quick stop for some flat pizzas. So cheap, so delicious and there were so many little cafes/restaurants that sold these all over Rome- I highly recommend you try these out if you’re ever there!
We then strolled around the streets to the Trevi Fountain. As expected, there were so many people! We also went there later on in our trip, but as you’ll see in those photos also there are people there even in the evenings! It’s such a monumental part of Rome – just like the Pantheon, Colosseum and Vatican… I can’t even imagine how many people are there in the summer time! It’s so beautiful, so blue and clean- coins everywhere at the bottom of the fountain from people making wishes and hoping to see them come true. Jonas and I both threw in a few coins ourselves with wishes we hope to see fulfilled in the future 🙂 When in Rome… 😉
We enjoyed the night sky and the streetlights from the top of the Spanish stairs in Piazza di Spagna before heading back to have dinner next to the Pantheon, where Jonas had a delicious Prosciutto pizza and I had some Spaghetti Carbonara alongside a few Aperol Spritz cocktails! We had to choose the most traditional/stereotypical meals to start off with that day, but do have to say- they were delicious! Although the price was quite steep, so I suggest you actually go for a nice and big meal at Trastevere- a little area of town that is on the other side of the river… I’m going to do a whole blogpost about it in the future too since it deserves a whole post of it’s own! 🙂
After dinner we strolled back down to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum before taking the metro to our hotel 🙂 We had walked around 25 km that day and were so tired, yet had an amazing time exploring the beautiful city of Rome. It was Jonas’s first time and he was amazed and so mesmorised by the beauty of the city and the architecture. I’ve been to Rome before with my parents when I was quite young, so I don’t recall everything all that well, but I do remember the Colosseum and the Roman Forum very well! I must say though, it was so different this time and it was lovely to go there after learning so much about ancient roman history 🙂
Keep an eye out for Rome days 2 and 3, Trastevere and Venice posts soon! 🙂 Xx