Hello lovelies! I’m back in Sydney and back to reality it is for me. I had an absolute blast the past 4-5 week traveling around with my hubby. We checked off quite a few bucket list places this summer and I want to share with you guys one of the places that has SO much history it blows my mind, Rome!
Rome has been on my list to visit for quite some time now and I’m so glad we added it to our list this summer for our one year anniversary! Since we were on a time crunch i dedicated only three days for Rome. I did my research prior to everything and worked out that we could do it all in that time frame.
It turned out to be everything I could have imagined and more. The pizza & gelato was just spectacular and I could’ve lived off of it for months…just kidding no I couldn’t I’d be on the first ride to an ER for a food-attack LOL.
If you guys are planning a trip to Italy and Rome is on your list then see below for my three day itinerary!
We landed in Italia & off we went to our beautiful hotel, The Princeps Boutique Hotel. We got a junior suite and it was absolutely beautiful, spacious & conveniently located to all the tourist attractions. We had a continental breakfast included every morning from 6:30AM-10:30AM which was beautiful. You know I had a croissant or 2 with Nutella every morning and no I did not feel guilty :).
After, settling in we went for a walk to have a light lunch and explore the beautiful streets of Rome. I suggest your first day to be a bit more relaxed especially if you’ve come off a long haul flight. Exploring the streets around the Trevi Fountain is ideal as there is so many cute cafes in the area.
The sightseeing begins! We had booked to see the Colosseum & the ancient ruins on Viator. We booked the skip the line tickets and it was the best thing we did because the lines were absolutely horrifying and to stand out in the sun in the scorching hot weather would be unbearable. The tour is a solid 3 hours so make sure you pack some cold water if you’re there in the summer and make sure you have some comfortable pair of shoes on because you will be walking A LOT. Consider it you’re cardio for the day because I sure did. Also, there will be people trying to sell you water left, right and center. Make sure the water bottles are not tampered with as some of them are just refilled old water bottles. After, our lovely tour we headed to the hotel to relax have lunch and get ready for a nice stroll to see the Spanish steps & Trevi Fountain.
My favorite part of my Rome trip was seeing the Vatican, The Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica. I could’ve spent days there and still I would’ve been in complete awe. The history behind these buildings is unreal and it’s something my mind couldn’t comprehend. We also did a guided 3 hour tour with skip the line passes which I highly recommend. After our tour we went back to the hotel freshened up and headed to Castel Romano outlet mall. It was time to bring out the Benjamin Franklins & break the bank. I was in designer heaven. Valentino outlet?! Yes, please! Now, if you’re looking for a good bargain for the big designer names you need to come to this mall. From suits to dresses to shoes and bags they have it all. Some items were over 50% off the retail price! Crazy, I know. We definitely came up at Castel Romano. I will be showcasing a few items in the upcoming weeks that I got from here or perhaps doing an unboxing video?! Let’s wait and see.