This is a photo diary that I’ve been really excited about sharing for a while now.
If you’ve visited yourself or seen photos, you’ll know just how breathtakingly beautiful Italy is. Rome was my first taste of Italy back in 2017, and it remains one of the most incredible cities in Europe for me.
Our five days in Italy were spent roaming the quaint backstreets streets, indulging in our favourite Italian food, seeking shade from the unforgiving summer heat and ticking off some of the main bucket list spots in Rome.
Warning: this post will make you want to book a holiday to Rome! Keep reading to see some of my favourite photos from the trip.
Narrowing down my photos of Rome’s charming streets was tough, because everywhere you turn is photo worthy.
You really will find yourself in your own world, just listening to the footsteps and mopeds of locals on their commute, the chinking of wine glasses in nearby restaurants and birdsong above the city.
You have your streets, and then you have your buildings. Some famous, some not, the buildings in Rome are asking to be photographed.
The warm pastel colours and crumbling brick are a reminder of Rome’s history and culture.
A trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the famous spots, including Castel Sant’Angelo, Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Basilica. These historic sights give you the slice of Italian culture that everyone needs to experience when in Rome.
The Colosseum was a real highlight. We explored this at our leisure before heading over to nearby Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
On our last night, we headed back to this part of the city for a sunset dinner overlooking the Colosseum. We ordered half the menu and still left in search of a gelato shop!
The Trevi Fountain was everything I expected it to be. A bustling atmosphere at all times of the day, constant noise from tourist chatter and guard whistles, and of course the most beautiful fountain which began to glow as the sun disappeared for the day.
A highlight of a holiday in Italy is of course the Italian cuisine. Rich tomato pizzas, parmesan dusted pasta, thick creamy gelato, and sweet but strong glasses of Aperol Spritz. You name it – we consumed it.
If you get the chance to visit Italy, do! I hope that my postcards from Rome have inspired you to add this city to your bucket list for future travels.
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