Holiday in Rome

Since it's Throwback Thursday, I wanted to share some of our travels that I haven't written about yet. One of my favorites is our trip to Europe, wherein I fell in love with Rome. Rome is such a small and very beautiful city. It's hard (maybe impossible!) not to fall in love with it!

When we went to Europe for our honeymoon, Rome was the first city we visited. Even if we visited so many great cities after, Rome still remained our favorite. 

We roamed the streets of Rome on foot and visited landmark after landmark in awe. Walking around the city makes you feel like you stepped into the pages of a history book. It's amazing how they kept ancient sites intact, and you can literally imagine yourself in those famous Rome scenes in movies when you visit them.

I won't go into sites to visit in Rome since you can easily search for it on Google. I'd like to share with you little things you can do to make your Rome experience memorable.

"Un cafféper favore?" Drink coffee as the Romans do. It's so cute to see Romans standing over the bar and asking for their coffee from the bartender. They don't drink it in a big cup or a mug. They drink it espresso style. If you want to enjoy the regular cup of coffee, ask for Caffé Americano. Coffee is such a big thing for Romans that CNN even has an article on Rome's 15 best coffee bars.

Take lots and LOTS of pictures. Rome is such a beautiful city that everywhere you go, there's always a wonderful sight to capture.

Try to take a tour with the local city guides. It will help you appreciate the sites more. Not only will they tell you details about the sites that you're visiting as you walk with them, they will give you interesting tidbits to ponder on about Rome's history. Oh, and they help you skip the ticket lines too.

Sit down and take a break in one of their cafes along the streets of Rome. It's so nice to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while we take in the beautiful sights and watch the people walk by us. Even if you just get a salami and mozzarella sandwich, their ingredients are just so fresh and so good that it tastes so heavenly in every bite.

Since you're already in Italy, grab the chance to try out the different flavors of pizza and gelato. I love Italian food, and I love it even more that there are so many flavors to try! Their gelato is just so good. I feel no other gelato in the world could compare. I can also say the same for their pizzas and pastas. Eating them in Rome is just different.

Even Anthony Bourdain can attest to this. He said, "If I'm in Rome for only 48 hours, I would consider it a sin against God to not eat cacio e pepe, the most uniquely Roman of pastas, in some crummy little joint where Romans eat. I'd much rather do that than go to the Vatican. That's Rome to me."

I hope you enjoyed my little post about Rome. Writing about it brings such great memories!

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