September 17, 2017

How to Spend a Lazy Afternoon in Rome

Italy is one of those places that I’ve always been desperate to visit. The food alone is a good enough reason to go, but the photos of all the different ‘must see’ places that constantly pop up on Instagram made me determined to go there – even if it was just for a few days. We love city breaks and I spend half my life Googling good travel deals, so when I found a cheap trip to Rome with British Airways I impulse booked before I had a chance to talk myself out of it.

Wander through the streets

There are tons of things to do in the historic city of Rome, but everyone knows that a city break can become expensive, so after three days of non-stop attractions, spending a chilled afternoon just wandering around and finding places by accident was perfect. I’d highly recommend doing the same.

Explore Piazza Navona

We wandered up to one of our favourite spots in Rome, Piazza Navona for lunch. There are Piazzas everywhere, but Piazza Navona felt like the heart of Rome with heaps of restaurants and cafes and a bustling atmosphere around the trio of fountains. 

Grab a bite to eat nearby

We stopped at Insalata Ricca, which was a cute little restaurant just outside the Piazza, and ordered bruschetta, pizza (obvs) and a Limoncello to finish. Heading off the beaten track so to speak will get you a cheaper meal, and a faster seat.

Enjoy gelato in the sunshine

I was ready to burst after our meal, but no lunch (or dinner) in Rome is complete without gelato, is it? Pistachio and Nutella gelato is a game changer. Is it any wonder I came back feeling about a stone heavier?

Before we went to Rome so many people told me that “there’s something to see on every corner”, and they were absolutely right. Rome is such a beautiful city and I feel so luck to have been able to go. If you’re looking for a chilled day in Rome, head to Piazza Navona and spend some time exploring the area. You’ll never run out of things to explore and take photos of! 

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