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Arrivederci Roma

May 13th  •  Posted in Travel

Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma

On our very last day in Rome we had time to kill until our flight in the evening and went on a mission to find the most picturesque streets, gardens, and breathtaking views on the city to take the very last pictures of our staying. We said goodbye to beautiful Rome with the brightest, warmest, most lovely sun of the whole week which made us very sad to leave.

On our way to Parco Savello, or Garden of Oranges, we found the lovely Roseto Di Roma Capitale, the most beautiful and picturesque rose garden I’ve ever seen! We were lucky to see most of the roses in full bloom, even if I can’t image how beautiful it would have been if all the small blossoms had already bloomed in colourful, soft, scented arches of roses.

We were very sad to leave, and we already can’t wait for a second time! See you soon, beautiful Rome!

Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma
Arrivederci Roma

Check out What Not to Miss When Travelling to Rome

by Giada Correale at Mode

These are the very last pictures of Rome, hope you’ve enjoyed my latest posts! If you’re interested in hearing more about Rome and some travel tips on what not to miss when visiting, make sure you check out my new article on Mode! x

I’m Wearing

Blouse – Poppy Lux ; Skirt – H&M ; Loafers – 5th Avenue

A Mini Guide To Rome

May 10th  •  Posted in Travel

A Mini Guide to Rome

A Mini Guide to Rome

My inner perfectionist and list-maker can’t really feel 100% confident and stress-free without a list or two (or three!) in my day-to-day life, I won’t even begin to tell you how many she needs when planning a trip! I’ve spent hours making lists of things to see and restaurants, cafes, shops and gardens and places to visit that would be good to fill up x2 the days we spent in Rome two weeks ago! Of course we didn’t really managed to make justice to the many hours I spent on Pinterest looking for pictureque places to visit, but I like to think we would have had an option for where to eat or where to go next for literally any places we visited! And yes, my customized Chroma travel journal came in handy indeed!

Rome has some extremely lovely spots, and although if you’re staying only a few days I bet you’ll have no time at all to visit anything else than the classic touristic destinations (which I highly suggest to visit in a first place!), if you’re staying for a little bit longer, you might want to include some of this lovely places and shops in your travel plan! Also, I have some great food picks for you as well!

S T A Y

A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome

We usually like a good modern-looking hotel, but for our staying in Rome, after reading many and many more reviews online, we opted for the lovely Hotel Viminale. The decor is very old school, we wasn’t really a bad thing at all in the end as it contributes to the classical Rome atmosphere.

But what led us to this hotel in the first place was the chance of having breakfast in their beautiful garden if the weather would have been good to us, and we were lucky to be able to eat outside for most of our days there! It has probably been my favourite thing of it all: the buffet breakfast was extremely lovely, the choice endless, with fresh croissants of any kind, fresh fruits, yogurts, coffee, juices and much more, and the garden is the nicest with olive trees and bougainvillea right next to the tables.

The rooms are also super nice and clean and the team is extremely friendly, plus the hotel is one of the few we found very close to the underground, with the closer station only 5-7 minutes away – and walking through those lovely old small streets and picturesque steps was the best thing about it all! Not to talk about the fact it only took us around 10 minutes of walking one evening to find ourselves in front of a quiet but still so-beautiful Colosseum – and it was romantic, I’ll tell you!

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E A T

A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome

I’ve eyed up this place since the very beginning of my relationship with Pinterest together with a couple more places – am I the only one that gets excited about pretty restaurants and cafes especially when travelling? So yes, we had to pop into Ginger at least once!

Ginger is a mixture between a huge selection of healthy foods, extremely good-looking salads, juices, organic sandwiches and some great classics of the Roman cousine; it’s basically the perfect place for literally anyone! I’d highly suggest to get their Cacio e Pepe with courgette flowers – it’s pretty amazing plus you really can’t visit Rome without eating a Cacio e Pepe or Carbonara (if you’re not vegetarian) at least once!

A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome

We (read: I) planned to eat gelato much more than only once, but apparently the weather didn’t really love ice cream time as each time that an ice cream was appropriate it started raining! But we do managed to visit the lovely Gelateria Del Teatro everyone suggests and their ice cream was quite good! And we do have picky tastes when it comes to ice cream!

That said, ice cream is not usually that pricey in Italy like it is in Rome! But this gelateria is not extremely expensive as many others!

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S E E

A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome

Villa Borghese is kind of a classic but one worth a visit indeed! It reminded me of London parks and gardens but with classical Roman architecture which made it so very characteristic! Not to talk about the amazing view on Piazza Del Popolo!

I highly suggest checking out the small lake in the middle and to hire a boat if the weather is nicer to you than it was to us, because that place is just perfect!

A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome

We were on our way to Parco Savello when we ended up finding the most beautiful rose garden of all. Whether you’re planning to stop for 30 minutes or more in a nice place, or simply visit it because it’s totally worth, the beautiful Roseto di Roma Capitale is located right in front of the Circus Maximus and it’s jam-packed with the hugest amount of roses I have ever seen in my life!

Perfect location for pictures-taking, I’d say! 😉

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S H O P

A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome
A Mini Guide to Rome

Customized Travel Journal ℅ Chroma Stationery

Being Italian we know most of the shops in Rome and we weren’t actually very much into buying things if not souvenirs, but I have heard a lot about Namastey, and if you know about my love for tea you’ll understand why I *had* to made it a necessary stop in our trip and visit it!

It’s the loveliest tea store, with the hugest variety of teas and tastes and flavour combinations – you name it they have it! They also sell online and ship to all Europe so I’d highly suggest to check them out even if you’re not going to be in the boutique (which is the best experience anyway!) if you like your tea a little bit different.

P.S. Their Apple Pie green and white tea blend with tosted crunchy apple cubes is the best thing in this world!

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And that’s it: my mini guide to Rome! Hope it’ll come handy to some of you!
Are you planning to visit the city anytime soon? x

The Eternal City

May 5th  •  Posted in Travel

The Eternal City

From the very first minute we were there, I knew why they call Rome “the eternal city”. Rome it’s deeply fully drenched of history; the kind of history you can still see with your own eyes even during a bus jorney from the airport to the city centre. Rome has pieces of history scattered everywhere, and although when I was there I hated the fact public transport is a bit obsolete (in comparison to other big European capitals, that is), I’m now glad we have took our feet as main means of transport the majority of the time, because it allowed us to spot all those little (or big!) pieces of history Rome is jam-packed with.

I know I’ve already talked about this in my last post, but visiting Rome to me felt different to any other city I’ve seen; you’d be usually fascinated to get to know new customs or stories, but in Rome I felt connected. Connected to a history I already knew, it’s just that I haven’t only seen it with my own eyes just yet.

The Eternal City
The Eternal City
The Eternal City
The Eternal City
The Eternal City

It’s a city with so many things to see and all of them are majestic, but if you’re visting I cannot reccomend visiting the Colosseum, the Palatino ruins and the Roman Forum enough! It’s like being transported in another era, you’re seeing what Rome looked like around 2000 years before you even existed… and thinking about it is kind of crazy and breathtaking!

But it’s beautiful and it’s the closest thing to having the opportunity to discover what one of the biggest cities at that time looked like. I felt so grateful to all the people in the centuries who kept that world alive. Most of those temples don’t even look like ruins – they’re imposing and majestic. I felt so small, but so lucky to be able to see that world with my own eyes.

The Eternal City
The Eternal City
The Eternal City
The Eternal City
The Eternal City
The Eternal City

Stay tuned for more Rome posts and a city guide as well 😉 x


I’m Wearing…

Dress – Molly Bracken ; Cardigan – H&M ; Shoes – 5th Avenue


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