Friday, 5 September 2014

Rome










Nick and I visited Rome in November last year and it was a brilliant break - and our first ever holiday together. We're both people who love to explore places, so a holiday where we just sat in front of a pool all day just wasn't for us. Although it was pretty chilly in the UK, it was about 20 degrees over in Rome so the perfect temperature for sightseeing and lots of walking! We were so lucky with the weather and it only rained on one day out of the six we were there for.

We stayed in the Kennedy Hotel which was right next to the Termini station in Central Rome, making getting to and from the airport ridiculously easy. The hotel was basic but we were rarely there so it didn't matter, and we did get breakfast included which was a bonus. We booked our holiday through British Airways, and it only came to about £220 with flights and hotel!

We made sure we saw all of the main attractions in Rome including the Colosseum, The Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. One of my favourite highlights though was walking all the way to the top of the dome at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and seeing the view.

During our trip we made sure to eat as much pizza and ice cream as possible. We found food to be fairly affordable and had a lot of spending money left over after our trip. I came to Rome thinking it was an expensive city, but in reality it was probably no worse than going to London! We hope to return in the future, but we are currently looking into our next city break, possibly Istanbul so stay tuned!

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