My Weekend in Rome, Italy

img_4536

Our lovely weekend in Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

So this weekend I ticked off one of my ‘bucket list’ locations. Rome, Italy! The history, the culture, the food and the country has captivated me and Rome did not disappoint. The 4 day break allowed us to see all of the wonderful landmarks and eat and drink the best food and wine.

My Top 5 Places & Things To Do In Rome

  1. Piazza Navona
  2. Colosseum
  3. Roman Forum/Palatine Hill
  4. Trevi Fountain (Piazza di Trevi)
  5. Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
Sam in Piazza Navona: beautiful market square. My favourite place in Rome.

Sam in Piazza Navona:, Rome’s beautiful market square. Easily my favourite place in Rome. It has an amazing atmosphere with beautiful fountains and great places to eat and drink and grab lots of gelato ice cream.

img_4480img_4483

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Piazza Navona reminded me of Covent Garden for its hustle and bustle like atmosphere. We ate at different restaurants and bars around the market square and its great for getting a cappuccino mid morning or picking up a gelato ice cream. My favourite was the pizza and bottle of wine in the evenings.

img_4532img_4487

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) The Colosseum is well worth the wait  and doesn’t disappoint , but if you get the opportunity to queue jump it is worth paying the extra money. I would strongly recommend a tour guide otherwise you could end up aimlessly walking through not knowing what you are looking at!

Colosseum

3. Roman Forum & Palatine Hill – was part of the Colosseum ticket deal that we purchased and again I would recommend visiting both these landmarks with a tour guide as they out it ‘you are just staring at a bunch of crumbling ruins’ !!!img_4397

4. Trevi Fountain, this was hugely popular and you couldn’t move for tourists, cameras, selfie sticks and tour guides crammed into was is a very small area. However we managed to locate a more quieter area around to the side of the fountain. I’m not sure my pictures do the fountain any justice, but I would strongly recommend a visit.

img_4389img_43945. Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) this is another tourist landmark that I was advised not to bother visiting in advance of our trip to Rome however, it should be worth noting that for anyone who, like me, loves their shopping this landmark sits in the heart of the capitals best shops. from Gucci, Chanel, Longchamp, Tiffany, Hugo Boss and many many more this is a ideal day visit to see the shops and turn down small side streets for a coffee and sit down.

Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)

Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)

img_4391

img_4506img_4408

img_4470Italy was the best weekend, I would highly recommend to anyone who has wanted to go to Italy to book sooner rather than later as there is always an excuse not to do something and always remember……

screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-19-01-30

Lots of love

Carrie x x x

 

 

 

Things I Love…

Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 20.19.25We all have bad days and sometimes simple things (that don’t cost anything at all can cheer us all up) in this post I thought I would share some of the things I love…

  • Flowers – they are beautiful, fascinating and will always cheer me up whether it is the colour or smell receiving or giving flowers always makes me happy. My absolute favourite has to be White Avalanche Roses.
  • Tea – I cannot start the day without a good old cup of Yorkshire tea! My tea taste all the better in my favourite stripey mug (below)IMG_0281
  • Walks in the Sunshine – lets face it when the sun is shining everyone is happier, but nothing beats a walk in the warm spring sunshine! Get outdoors people and enjoy the outdoors! Its free, its exercise and I guarantee you will feel fab!
  • Makeup – this is probably a given as my blog is all about makeup, beauty and fashion. But if I ever need a pick me up, I know that experimenting with makeup (in particular eyeshadows). I truly love makeup Im sure theres so many bloggers out there that agree with me on this one!
  • Desserts – I love eating out and I have to admit I have a major sweet tooth! I have a particular obsession with Prezzo’s vanilla cheesecake – its delicious !

    Vanilla & Raspberry Cheesecake & Cappuccino

    Vanilla & Raspberry Cheesecake & Cappuccino

  •  Shopping – whether it is buying clothes, makeup, handbags, shoes or homeware! I just love love love shopping! As silly as it sounds its probably the best therapy for me – albeit a pricey one!

What are the things you love?

Carrie

x X x

Always remember ...

Always remember …

100 Followers Thank you!

100 Followers

 

Just a quick post to say a big thank you to all my 100 followers on wordpress.com and also to my 150 followers on bloglovin.com!

Hope you all have a lovely Friday & Weekend

Lots of Love

Carrie

x X x