5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome

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Ah, beautiful Rome! I departed Paris at approximately 9:00pm. A quick 1.5 hour flight, and I finally arrived in Rome! Checked into my hostel and passed out for the night. I stayed at the Mosaic Hostel a little outside of the city center and a quick walk to the train station. The hostel was nice, clean, the staff was friendly and I met so many cool people staying there!  I got minimal sleep while I was in Rome as I went out just about every night with the people I met from my hostel.  We frequented Yellow Bar quite often, which was a fun little spot I’d recommend!
5 Beautiful Days in Historic RomeThat next morning I got up bright and early and was on my way to explore Rome!  I started getting hungry pretty early in the morning, so I knew I needed a snack.  I decided on gelato, it was just starring me down every little spot I passed.  Here’s a tip I heard from numerous people on the trip.  The places with the “real” Italian gelato, the pistachio gelato won’t be super green.  So I was a bit picky going from gelateria to gelateria trying to find real, natural gelato!

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome- ItalyI continued to roam the streets and find the cutest little alley ways! My favorite thing to do in a new city is wander without direction. Maybe I’ll go left, maybe right, I’ll see where these cute little streets take me.

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5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-ItalyMy first carbonara was to die for!

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-ItalySomething I found really cool in Rome, you could fill your water bottles up with the fountain water all throughout the city.  It made staying hydrated way easier! Let’s talk about the Rome heat in July, Oh my!! The humidity and 90+ degree was a killer! Most days I would shower in the morning and by the time 4pm came along I would need another!

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-ItalyThe Colosseum was incredible!  It was so cool to imagine all the history that occurred within the grounds!

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5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-Italy Roman ForumRoman Forum

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-Italy pizzaOh man, the pizza! Incredibly delicious! I love the use of such fresh ingredients.  A little adjustment eating pizza with a fork and knife, but so worth it!

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-Italy Roman ForumThe Pantheon!

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-Italy Trevii FountainThe Trevi fountain was one of my favorite places in Rome! The picture doesn’t do it justice at all, the beauty is incredible! I highly recommend going early in the morning, before 10am.  I went once at 3:00pm and it was jam packed with tons of tourists making it hard to enjoy and take in the serenity around the fountain.

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-Italy Trevii FountainTiramisu!

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-Italy Trevii Fountain

Cacio e pepe is delicious!  I probably just ate straight carbs the entire time I was in Italy, no shame because the Italians know how to do pasta!

5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-Italy VaticanMy last day in Rome I visited the Vatican and the museum.  As you can see, the Vatican museum was very crowded.  However, it was definitely worth it just to see the sistine chapel.  No pictures were aloud inside of there, but it was an incredible site to see!

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5 Beautiful Days in Historic Rome-Italy VaticanHowever, I saved the best for last.  St. Peter’s Basilica was the most incredible place in Rome!  The detail in the walls and ceiling were absolutely incredible.  I was truly blown away!  I did have to wait in a bit of a line, but it’s free entrance

Rome was one of my favorite spots on my trip! I loved all the history of the city and that there was so much to do there!

Have you been to Rome?

What was your favorite part?

Where should I travel next?

4 Comments

  1. Tiffany

    August 25, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Rome sounds amazing! I was in Florence recently and we went to the Uffizi museum. The crowds were similar to the Vatican, but it was worth it. Btw, those food pics, especially the tiramisu, look so delicious!

    • Amanda Lizz

      August 27, 2017 at 6:47 am

      I went to Florence as well, so gorgeous there! The food was fantastic 🙂

  2. Susie @ Mile High Dreamers

    September 16, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    We just visited Rome this summer too, and the Cacio e Pepe is something we’re STILL dreaming about! We could’ve spent weeks exploring this city. But the FOOD… Ugh, it’s so dang good! That was honestly our favorite part haha, but we also loved getting to see all of the incredible sites and soak up the history. The Borghese museum was incredible too.
    Somewhere in SE Asia is next on our list, Thailand and Vietnam are pretty incredible!

    • Amanda Lizz

      September 17, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Seriously though, same! The food and ingredients they use always tastes so fresh! Rome was definitely a favorite from my trip with all the historical sites. Glad you enjoyed!