Roma, Italia

I’ve just got back from a lovely layover in the beautiful city of Rome. We arrived early afternoon, and once we’d checked in we arranged to get the free shuttle bus from our hotel into the city.

We split up into groups (I think pretty much all of the crew took the bus into town!) and the three of us made our way to the colosseum. We stopped on the way to take plenty of pictures, this building is the parliament building of Rome.DSCN7674

DSCN7676As we walked up to the colosseum we spotted lots of ruins, however we decided to leave the exploring for next time.DSCN7679DSCN7678 DSCN7683 DSCN7689We would have liked to see the inside of the colosseum, but with the wait being far too long we decided to focus on the more important things of Italy…finding ice cream! Luckily that wasn’t too hard and our next pit stop was for some delicious creamy Italian gelato!DSCN7697We then wandered down to the Trevi Fountain….however, there will be no photos on here because it was completely under construction! We were very disappointed, every part of it was covered in scaffolding and there was no water anywhere to be seen. Apparently it’s going to take another 2 years to be finished! 🙁

DSCN7701After our disappointment at the Trevi fountain, we wandered over to the Spanish Steps. Being August it was inevitably very busy, so we climbed to the top of the steps and sat roasting in the heat for a while!DSCN7703 DSCN7710 DSCN7711 DSCN7715 DSCN7726Soon enough our tummies were rumbling and we decided to cross over the river to find a restaurant in the slightly less touristy area to have some dinner.DSCN7729 DSCN7730 DSCN7732 DSCN7735We found a lovely little restaurant in the middle of a square, and ordered the 3 p’s: pizza, pasta and prosecco! (We also had gnocchi, but that doesn’t quite fit in, haha!)DSCN7737After dinner we stopped off for a final ice cream (if I’d known it was going to be 5 Euros for one scoop I probably would’t have been so quick to buy!) before getting the bus back to the hotel.

All in all a very enjoyable layover in the capital of Italy!



  1. August 12, 2014 / 5:09 am

    I just came back from a trip to Rome myself and I loved it! Seeing your pictures, its pushing me to post mine. Five euros for a scoop is robbery!

    • August 16, 2014 / 1:49 am

      It’s a beautiful city isn’t it, you should definitely post some pictures 🙂 Just checked out your blog this evening!

  2. Anonymous
    August 11, 2014 / 8:15 am

    When will you post August roster??

  3. Nike
    August 10, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    Hey Rachel,

    Nice post as always! I’m becoming rapidly addicted to your blog 🙂
    If you want to skip the queues for the Colosseum, you can buy your ticket online and use the fast track lane. Or.. if you would like to do something outside Rome next time, be sure to visit the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, absolutely wonderful!

    • August 16, 2014 / 1:45 am

      Hi, thanks for the tips! The only problem with buying tickets online beforehand is that I never know if any of the crew will want to come with me or I’ll end up going on my own! I’ll definitely check out the Villa d’Este next time I get a flight to Rome 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    August 10, 2014 / 11:34 am

    Great post! I’m planning some trip to Italy too! I think everything is so beautiful in there…
    By the way, I have already asked you a question, long time ago, but then I didn’t check if you answerd and I can’t find it where I put the quetion 🙁 So can I ask again? I am really interested in it but I am not sure if you can answer it hah. So, you, as a stewardess for Emirates, do you pay just 10% of the price for the air ticket when you go somewhere? I mean when you go on a vocation on Mauritius (an example), and you go by the Emirates plane, do you pay just the 10% of the price?
    Thanks and I hope you’re doing well! 🙂

    • August 16, 2014 / 1:44 am

      Hi, I think I answered that question before but basically how it works is that we buy a stand-by ticket (which is a lot cheaper, maybe 10-30% of the normal price) and then if there are seats we can fly. So for example I’ve just come home for a few days and I bought a stand-by ticket on Austrian (can’t remember the exact price, maybe about 100 euros) however the flight was full so I didn’t get on and had to find another flight to get home on! Obviously you can refund any tickets if you don’t get on the flight. Hope this was helpful and not too complicated haha!

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