Rome was absolutely amazing and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to go there and I know it is a city I will definitely be going back to.
There is so much to see and do in Rome, I think you could spend your whole life there and everyday you'd still find something new.
In our short time we managed to visit the Vatican City, the Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum as well as the Spanish steps and the Trevi Fountain. We also managed to do a bit of sunbathing and eat our body wait in pasta and pizza! So today I thought I'd share with you where we ate, we we did and some helpful tips if you're planning on heading to Rome yourself any time soon.
Places to Eat
You're never short of places to eat whilst in Rome and we ate at some seriously yummy places. I still have long list paces I want to go back to Rome and try too!
For a nice date night, me and Garlok headed to Piazza Navona, the main square in Rome and just off of that we found La Focaccia. The staff here were so friendly and we had such a good night, the portion sizes were good for the price and it was all super yummy!
Another place we ate at was in my favourite area of Rome, Trastevere called Grazia & Graziella. We were lured in with a free glass of prosecco and the staff there were again so welcoming and friendly.
If I could have then I would have spend all day going from place to place eating, but there wasn't enough time in the day so I thought I'd share some other restaurants that I didn't get a chance to eat at and are on my list for next time I go:
Osteria da Fortunata
Ivo a Trastevere
Forno Campo Di Fori
What to do
As I said above we managed to see some of the most historical sites in Rome, and they were truly amazing. One tip I would give if you're heading to Rome is to book all your tickets before you go. We booked onto a Vatican City tour and pre-booked our Colosseum tickets so we didn't have to queue at all. The tour of the Vatican was interesting, although I suggest doing it out of season as it was crazy busy and it didn't feel like we were being moved along like cattle.
Also make sure you have time to wonder around the amazing areas like Trastevere, which is made up of lots of little streets with cute shops. Another area I'd like to spend more time in next time I'm in Rome is Monti, which is very close to the colosseum.
Where to Stay
We were a big group so it was hard to find a place to stay in the centre of Rome. We decided on this Airbnb right by the Vatican and a short walk from a metro station. The owner was so lovely and helpful and the place was the perfect home from home. We also got the chance to spend the day at the Grand Hotel del Gianicolo, which is on top of the hill in Trastevere with the most beautiful views and a very relaxing pool area, I'd definitely look into staying there next time.
All in all it was an amazing stay and I wish I could have stayed there longer and cannot wait to go back! If you've been to Rome before please leave your tips and suggestions in the comments below.