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Roaming Roma

hat (similar) // top // skirt // shoes // bag // sunglasses 

My cousin flew into Florence last week for a visit. It was her first time to Italy, so naturally a visit to Rome was a must. I wish I could have joined her for her entire stay in Rome, but I had to work. I did, however, manage to sneak away for a day and a half. She didn't have much time in Rome, so we devised a plan for her to tackle the city in just two days (but more on that later).

I joined her Monday evening for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Pasta Love. The next morning we were up bright and early to visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Trastevere, the Jewish Ghetto, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Campo dei Fiori. It was a long, but amazing day. I was surprised at how hot it was while we were there. It felt more like late June than early May. Given our long day and the warm weather, I opted for a skirt, breezy top, and, most importantly, comfortable shoes

Rome can be an intense and overwhelming city. Unlike Florence, it is large and busy, with tons of sights to see. Most people who love Florence have lukewarm feelings for Rome, but I will always love Rome. It was the first place I ever lived in Italy and every time I return I am reminded of how much I miss it! While I advise having at least 4 days in Rome, it is possible to tackle the city in a couple days. I promise to share how to do just that next week.

Have you been to Rome? What is your favorite sight?

Ashley B
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  1. I love your gingham top, it's so cute! :)

    1. Thanks, I love it too! I have a feeling I will be living it this summer.

  2. Looks like another great day in Italy, must have been fun to share the memories with your cousin. That top is really cute, love how you paired it with that bright skirt.

  3. Rome is my absolute favourite city in the entire world! I love everything about it, and I simply cannot choose a favourite sight, but the Vatican would probably be up there for me. I spent a substantial amount of time there one trip when I was traveling with a priest and a few students. We were admitted every morning before it was open to tourists so that our priest could go don his vestments and then we would go celebrate Mass at one of the many altars. We always had time afterwards to wander and view the sculptures, artwork, and architecture before the crowds were let in. It was silent, empty, and oh so lovely!

    Sweet Spontaneity

    1. That sounds amazing! What a unique and wonderful experience. I have always had to deal with the crowds.

  4. You're so right...I loved Florence but feel pretty "eh" about Rome. That being said I think Rome is definitely a must see city, I'd just prefer Florence any day (hands down).

    1. Team Florence lol. It never fails, people always prefer one or the other!


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