Ancient Rome

Oppian Hill Park (Parco del Colle Oppio)

Oppian Hill Park (Parco del Colle Oppio) is situated across the road from the Colosseum and is a must for any parent in Rome. Being only a few minutes walk from some of the main Ancient Roman historical sites,  it’s a great reprieve for both kids and parents. We were…


The Colosseum

Me being inside the Colosseum is pretty much the basis of this entire trip. There’s the fact that I loved history at school, and went on to study it at university. There’s also the fact that I grew up reading as a child, so Ancient Rome has always held a…


The Great Gladiatorial Training School – The Ludus Magnus

I don’t think The Ludus Magnus is something that’s on every tourist map, but I loved it all the same and recommend a look. Situated just across the road from The Colosseum, it’s almost impossible not to pass The Great Gladiatorial Training School if you’re heading to Parco Del Colle…


The Pantheon

It actually took three attempts before getting inside the Pantheon. On our first day in Rome, we went for a walk from our apartment to get the lay of the land. After stumbling upon Piazza Navona, we then quite by accident found ourselves at The Pantheon. The crowds were truly…


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…