My next flight after my trip to LGW and Brighton was a flight to Rome. It’d been almost exactly a year since the last time I flew to Rome, so I was very much looking forward to going back to the Italian capital!
After arriving and checking in to our hotel, we caught the hotel’s shuttle bus into the city.
The bus drops you off just a couple of minutes walk from the Altare della Patria, which is also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II. It’s a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a united Italy, and is a very impressive building!
We got super lucky with the weather, and it was hot and sunny all afternoon.
We wandered down towards the centre, without much of an aim as to where we were heading, just enjoying the beautiful buildings and sunshine.
I stopped off to buy a little espresso maker, which I have since tried out and works perfectly!
Since I have been to Rome a couple of times, I’ve seen most of the famous sights so wasn’t too fussed where we visited. We decided to stop by the Pantheon and then get a drink outside in the sunshine.
Every corner has another incredible building or church on it!
When we arrived at the Pantheon we sat on the steps opposite just to take in the sheer beauty of it.
It was built between 118 and 128 AD, which is just incredible when you think about it. It’s amazing that a building can stay preserved for such a long time!
We walked inside to have a look at the interior, which of course is just as stunning as the outside.
It was hard to take good pictures as it was so busy inside. I also didn’t have my good camera, just because I sometimes don’t feel like lugging it around with me all day! I think the iPhone takes pretty good pictures though 🙂
We strolled through some more of the city, past the Trevi fountain (which is still under construction, I believe until Autumn 2015!) and deciding where to go for dinner.
We decided upon a little traditional restaurant tucked away in a side street, and were most certainly not disappointed! I don’t think you can go wrong with pasta and pizza in Rome, and we even managed to avoid touristy prices!
There was just time to stop for a delicious ice cream on our walk back towards the bus pick-up, how could you not when in Rome!
I had the loveliest afternoon and evening in Rome. Sometimes it’s even nicer when you’ve visited a city a couple of times before, so you’re not in a rush and can stroll around taking in all the sights again. I can’t wait to go back and explore more of Italy one day!