view of the colosseum at sunset

I mentioned here that we had a nice welcome upon our arrival in Rome and we continued that pace throughout our stay. We pretty much got our natural routine down. The whole day was spent sightseeing and walking from one site to the other, we’d call 5PM as our beer o’clock followed by people watching at a nearby café while having a well deserved aperitif of either precesso, spritz or negroni. We’d come back to our hotel to freshen up and change and to meet up with my dear girl friend for dinner and drinks and end the evening by strolling around the central part of Rome with gelato on hand.

I’m also delighted to report that I have tasted the best gelato in Rome at a place called ‘San Crispino Gelato’, which I later discovered was Elizabeth Gilbert’s obsession in ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. One night my friend took us to one of the best pizzeria in town (you had to cue to get it-always a good sign) and I was particularly excited since Anthony and I have not had a slice of pizza since we arrived in Italy and I shamelessly devoured my rucola and bresola pizza and washed it down with beer.

Cute bike used as a vegetable display at Campo di Fiori

Beautiful light at the Pantheon

Cooling off at one of the fountain at the Roman Forum

Random cute discovery in the streets of Rome

Taking a break and cooling off with a gelato


We’ve only been in Rome for 2 days and the city had already brought us so many happy surprises. The hotel gave us a room with a wonderful terrace (the only one they have) and a bottle of wine as a honeymoon present. We’ve met up with good friends over dinner and drinks and have already sampled the best cappuccino and tiramisu (I have yet to find the best gelato in town, hit me up with recommendations!). My favorite part is getting lost and discovering little alleyways and to be taken aback by breathtaking sites that are tucked in the city. Here are some special moments so far. Wishing everyone a happy weekend!

Breakfast at our hotel room terrace

{Life is too short to drink cheap wine}

It’s truffle season!…Browsing through local goods in Campo di Fiori

Discovering little surpirses on the road around the Pantheon

Dining at one of our friend’s favorite restaurant in Trastevere (they’re ravioli is to die for)



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