So I decided to start a little blog for my website (yay)! I was in Rome for the past couple of days and have taken some photos of this beautiful city so I thought why not start a blog? I didn't know where to upload all my photos to and I didn't want to bombard everyone on Instagram so here we are lol. Plus my memory is absolutely diabolical so I wanted somewhere to document my trip, the places we visited and the restaurants we ate in! I am not the best at writing at all (in fact I actually really hate it) but I shall give it a go! So as I am new to this, please bear with me and let my writing and Photography improve in time.
We flew into Rome around 1pm and we managed to get to the hotel for around 3pm by train, which was handy as that’s when, our check in was! We stayed in a lovely hotel called Hotel Della Conciliazione, which was perfect for the few days we were there. It's exactly what my boyfriend and I wanted, a basic and clean hotel, which was close to the city centre. It even included a buffet breakfast, what else could you want?! Once we unpacked and chilled for a bit we decided to go somewhere for some delicious pasta so we ended up in Cajo and Gajo which I recommend as it was close to the hotel and they gave us loads of food!
As it was my second time visiting Rome I really wanted to take my boyfriend to this ice cream place for desert which is amazing and definitely recommend it! It's called Gelateria La Romana so if you're around Rome please give it a visit because the ice cream is incredible and they add a little bit of melted chocolate goodness at the bottom of the cone.
On our second day we had tickets pre booked for the Colosseum, which we were both so excited for. It was a 49 minute walk from the hotel, but we were in Rome so walking everywhere didn't bother us. We absolutely loved it there, walked around with our audio guides, took a couple of photos and then made our way to the second part of our day which was to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus. I was so so excited for this as I didn't manage to go last time! We figured out that we could get a bus (I think the 118) straight there which took us 14 mins in total so it was such an easy journey. We bought tickets once we got there (can't exactly remember the price but I know they weren't too expensive!) and we had a half hour English guide tour inside the catacombs. I honestly would recommend going, it was so interesting and something different to see!
For dinner we looked up best places on TripAdvisor and we ended up in a restaurant called "That's Amore" which was incredibleeeeee! My boyfriend ordered the Paccheri with calamari dish and I was slightly jealous because it looked insane. I ordered the Gnocchi which was just as delicious!
Ok so on our third day, we were knackered as we walked 18k steps and 15 floors the day before (apparently) and had binge watched a few episodes of Stranger Things 2 so we wanted to take it easy. We walked half an hour to the Pantheon and then made our way to Trevi fountain where we sat down and had an ice cream. We also tried to take some photos but it was ridiculously busy and we just wanted to get out of everyones way lol. For dinner we went back to That's Amore because well why not...but we decided to get different dishes and share a third dish each, all pasta of course with loads and loads of parmesan!
On our last day we had the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel booked. We pretty much spent the entire day there taking in all the beautiful art and enjoying everything about the Sistine Chapel. Once we finished it all we walked over to St. Peters Basilica which was so beautiful! However we couldn't fully enjoy it as the weather was terrible, rainy and just bloody freezing! For dinner (our favourite part of the day) we decided to go somewhere local as we were recommended a few places by the hotel staff, so we ended up going to a restaurant called Da Romolo alla Mole Adriana just a 2 minute walk from our hotel for some more yummy pasta!
I'll leave the links we used to book the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel below just in case any one is looking to pre book! I definitely recommend pre booking, saves you from queuing up for ages!