CIAO, ROME

Writing this on a very rainy Sunday makes me reminisce even more for last month’s trip to Rome. I had never been to Italy before and my summer holidays usually consist of lying by a pool all day so a mini travelling break was a nice little change.
We arrived in Rome early on a Friday morning after a quick flight from Edinburgh wanting to pack in lots during our 4 nights in the city. After an expensive taxi journey from the airport (70 Euro – we later found out we had been totally ripped off for but anyway), we arrived at the modern and friendly Twenty One Hotel; the perfect location for shopping (including the best store Subdued which also had a cute little flea market for all their reduced stock) and cocktails on street-side cafes. It was a little out the way from main tourist attractions so it felt even more chilled – just what we needed.
We ticked off all the major must-sees from the Colosseum to the Vatican, but I have to say my favourite part was just walking around all the winding little streets, stopping for wine and focaccia every so often and just enjoying the sunshine – and taking some street style pics too, of course! I hope you enjoy my little snapshots of the trip, so many pretty things to see!
The top tips I would give from my brief visit to Rome?
1 Pre-book transport from the airport to your hotel so you’re not caught out.
2 Don”t forget that Rome charges a city tax per person per night, all calculated by what star rating your hotel is. Our 4 star hotel was 6 Euro per night which was a little surprise at the end of our stay!
3 Going to any of the major tourist attractions? Always check online to see if you can book ahead to stop having to wait in the massive queues for things like the Vatican.

We stayed at the Twenty One Hotel for 4 nights through Booking.com – prices start from £89 per night. We flew from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino with Ryanair. 

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