With all of your wedding planning, don’t forget about your honeymoon! One of the most beautiful places we’ve been to is Italy, and Rome is one of the most fascinating cities for sure. When we planned our trip, we planned for two nights in Rome; which, as it turns out, is not enough time.
We will definitely go back. It was so beautiful, magical really. We also went in late December, so we basically had the place to ourselves, and except for Trevi Fountain there were not a lot of the huge crowds we’ve heard about.
These photos were taken with my phone and edited with VSCO. On the last couple trips, I’ve taken my big camera with me, and it almost never left the bag. I’m really excited to get a nice, small, lightweight, travel camera: The Sony A6000, but for now. . . here are a few iphone photos.
The first night, we got in late, and went for a walk. Things were decorated for the holidays. We found some gelato, and checked out the view from the First Roma rooftop.
The next day, we started with a walk. Actually, the entire day was lots of walking. We went to the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain, had lunch in a beautiful Piazza Navona, checked out some ruins and of course, the Coloseum.
A few suggestions:
- We stayed at the First Roma. It was wonderful. After a long flight and layover in Munich, it was so nice to be greeted by the hotel staff with a glass of Prosecco. The architecture and design were lovely, and the location, near Piazza del Poppolo was perfect for us. They are also home to a Michelin Star restaurant and have a great rooftop.
- We’ve learned that no matter the city, the best restaurants are not usually right on the plaza, but a few blocks away. That said, we were tired, and the view was nice, so we grabbed some lunch at a spot right on the piazza and watched the market-goers shop and the carousel spin around as the sun came out. It’s all good.
- We had dinner at Pizza Re. It’s located a short walk away from First Roma and was easy on the budget.
- People watching and Hot Chocolate at Rosati on the Piazza del Poppolo was fun, and a nice end to a fantastic day.
- Don’t forget to try gelato in Rome. So many places to choose from.