Rome


A walk to Vatican City

By far the coldest and windiest morning we’ve had in Rome. After being at the Trevi Fountain, we figured we may as well stay on foot and keep warm by walking to The Vatican. It was never our intention to make it to any of the attractions there, I just…


Finally we get to The Trevi Fountain!

We almost didn’t make it to The Trevi Fountain. It actually became quite comical. Every time we’d attempt it, we’d either get lost or sidetracked and get home at the end of the day and realise we’d not made it, yet again. It was almost as if Rome were conspiring…


Buddy for your coffee in Rome!

It’s not often I’ll give a shoutout to a coffee house, but Buddy in Rome kept us going. Almost every morning while we were in Rome, we stopped in for some takeaway coffee and croissants. The staff were always lovely and the coffee and food always delicious. Highly recommended! It…


Campo de’ Fiori

Campo de’ Fiori is a square in Rome, filled with market stalls by day, and lined with lively restaurants at night. We wandered through here on multiple occasions during our time in Rome, and there always seemed to be something happening, whether it be markets or street performers. Situated within…


Big Bus Tours in Rome

There are quite a few Hop On Hop Off buses in Rome, with Big Bus Tours being one of the biggest. There are three types of tickets you can get. 24-hour city tour: €30 (€15 child) 48-hour city tour : €35 (€18 child) 72-hour city tour : €40 (€20 child) You don’t have…


Villa Carlo Alberto al Quirinale

Villa Carlo Alberto al Quirinale is a park in the heart of Rome and is a great spot for the kids to have a run-around in between a spot of sightseeing. For those kids who are just finding their feet like Clarrie, it gave an excellent opportunity to climb up…


Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

I stumbled into this church quite by accident. I was walking back to our apartment after a spot of shopping and saw an open door, so figured I’d go inside. I didn’t realise it was a church at first, as the first part is a big courtyard, with the church…


A walk along The Tiber

Sometimes it’s nice to just forget about being a tourist and go for a stroll, and that’s what we did this morning. Leaving our well-located apartment near The Pantheon, we went for a brisk early morning walk with the pram in tow towards Trastevere. Rome is a lovely city to…


A quick walk through Rome

I’ve been in Rome less than 48 hours and have already seen so much. The history is quite literally around every corner. I’ll write more as I see it all properly! The Pantheon Read more about The Pantheon after I got to see it properly. Column of Marcus Aurelius Largo…


Largo di Torre Argentina

Largo di Torre Argentina completely blew my mind. I didn’t even know it existed until we almost walked into it. This is where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Amazing stuff. This innocuous hole in the ground is 100m from our apartment in the middle of Rome and holds remains of architecture and…


Strolling to Piazza Navona

I’m amazed at how close many of the attractions in Rome are.  Or, more to the point, how well positioned our apartment is. Piazza Navona is a bustling public space, lined by restaurants and coffee houses. Musicians busk while magicians do their tricks, and touts try to sell you a…