Buongiorno! I recently got back from my quick getaway to Rome. It was my third (!!) visit to the Italian capital and I fell for its charm once again. This time I traveled with my mother to Rome, as it was her birthday trip. Here is what I was up to during my four day stay in the eternal city of Rome.
Taking the first flight from Berlin to Rome, meant waking up at the 4 in the morning. However, as soon as the excitement kicked in, I was wide wake and ready to go. Until I boarded the plane. I basically slept through the whole flight (sorry, Mom!), except for that one moment to take a picture of the sunrise. I mean, can you blame me?
When arriving to the city center, we were greeted by blue skies and sunshine. Such a nice change from the greyish winter weather back home in Berlin. Our first day consisted of strolling around Piazza del Popolo, climbing the Spanish steps, passing through Piazza Navona, throwing a coin into the Trevi fountain and seeing the Pantheon and the Monumento Vittorio Emanuele II. After all that walking we earned ourselves some gelato, so we headed to my favorite place, Giolitti. You seriously can’t go to Rome and not go there!
On the next morning, the Roman Forum was on the agenda. This archaeological place is a full of ancient ruins and was the social and political center of the ancient Rome. My personal highlight is the panoramic view from the Palatine hill. The view makes the hike definitely worth it!
The daily market at Campo de Fiori is the perfect place for a cappuccino and for buying some fresh Italian herbs. So that is exactly what we did. We also tried Roman artichoke for the first time and it was super delicious.
On day three, it was time to pay a visit to the town’s landmark, the impressive Colosseo. The best time to go would be in the morning, as soon as it opens its doors. The crowds usually start flocking into the Colosseo around noon.
Later that day, we entered the Vatican to visit the Peter’s Basilica. The waiting line was pretty long and it took us about an hour until we were finally inside Peter’s Basilica. Nevertheless, the beauty of the interior is remarkable and definitely as must-see. Also, a trip to the Vatican is not complete without visiting the famous Vatican Museum that is home to the beautiful Sistine Chapel.
On our fourth and last day, we wandered around Trastevere, a district that I haven’t visited before. Trastevere is located a little further from the ancient city center, across the Tiber river. This place is full of quirky cafés, restaurants and bars. A perfect place to take a break from the touristy hustle and bustle.
After our last pizza and gelato, it was time to head to the airport. We enjoyed the Italian dolce vita to the fullest and my Mom fell in love with the city. Ciao, Roma! You were as charming as always.
Rome Travel Outfit
As I’ve often get asked about my travel outfits, I thought that I would quickly share what I’ve wore during my getaway to Rome. Rome in February feels like spring in Berlin, so I was super happy to leave my winter coat and boots behind. As some of the items are not available anymore, I tried to look for similar products, which you can find below.
The necklace that I am wearing is the ‘Daydream Chocker‘ by Stilnest. I am obsessed with this delicate and beautiful piece and wear it daily.
Watch my Rome vlog here!
Have you been to Rome? What were you up to during you visit?
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