This was surprisingly my first visit to Italy and It did not disappoint. I’ve wanted to explore Rome for mainly it’s pasta, pizzas and past-worlds.
We hit up all of Rome’s must-sees in the city centre and it goes without saying, there are a lot… We went on a bit of a mission the first two days, marching between sights like the Trevi fountain, the Spanish steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Vatican, which in itself you could spend a week exploring if you wanted too. We Stopped regularly for pizza, gelato and aperol spritzs.
Rome really is a beauty. Everywhere you look there’s another crazy beautiful church or a heap of ruins thousands of years old, just casually perched in the middle of the city. It really is worth getting lost here too and straying off the main streets and finding hidden court yards and ancient ruins. We struggled a bit with the 40 degree heat over our heads but managed to escape to the beach on our last couple of days which is only a 50 minute train ride away, I would suggest visiting at a cooler season but I cant complain.. who doesn't love the sun?
Mirabelle restaurant Inside the Hotel Splendide Royal was exquisite. It has to be one of the most admirable restaurants for location. Breathtaking views of Rome, marble bathrooms, chandeliers, well-thumbed tomes and an antique tiled hallway, this place ticks all the boxes in terms of old-meets-new. The food was superb and nothing better than carbs, sunset and a peachy view over Rome. I highly recommend it although go on pay day ££..