May 3rd • Posted in Travel
Around one month ago we decided it was about time to switch off for a few days and finally travel again. And kind of “impromptly” booked a trip to Rome for the end of April! I was being so busy with catching up with lots of work that when it came time to pack and leave, although I do love what I do for a living, it felt so liberating and totally overdue!
We had the most magical and amazing time in Rome. Although we’re Italian (as you might know!), we never visited the capital together – I did when I was around 10 and although I thought I remembered something about it, I can know say my older self totally saw Rome a lot differently and I’m extremely happy we decided to visit it! You know, as much as I’ve loved visiting Europe or the world in the years and as much as I’d love to keep doing it in the future, there’s nothing that can compare with seeing a place from your own country, something you studied for so many years at school, something that deeply belongs to your own roots, with your own eyes for the first time!
On our very first day, after dropping off our luggages at the sweetest hotel we’ve ever visited (more about it soon!), we wanted to take advantage of the extra time (the result of booking our flight at 7:00 am) to randomly explore what we could with no plans or schedules.
The one thing I couldn’t contain my excitement to see with my own adult eyes was the majestic Colosseum. And you’re never prepared enough, jumping out of the subway and finding yourself one to one with the biggest, oldest, most beautiful and imposing piece of history you’ve ever seen in your whole life. And I can’t even explain why I was getting goose bumps all of a sudden, but it surely wasn’t about the wind (which was probably the most annoying wind I’ve ever experienced as well!).
We casually walked around it a few many times, taking a few many pictures, but I couldn’t help it! All of a sudden I felt completely connected to Rome – and it was just the first day… actually hour (!) of our staying!
Since we wanted to keep our first day simple and chilled out, we hopped on the subway and headed to Piazza di Spagna for lunch and a proper stroll around the most beautiful and picturesque streets that’ve ever been.
We walked until our feet started hurting and we found ourselves in front of the Tiber to enjoy the beautiful view on the city. Surely not the best place to rest when you’re being nearly blown away by the wind (totally not a good hair day at all!) but the view was so lovely that we couldn’t help but stay for a little while!
We obviously took so many more beautiful pictures I can’t wait to share, so stay tuned for more Rome in my upcoming posts! x