Rome | Part 1

Rome | Part 1

I'm going to split this post into two, as it's going to be quite photo heavy.. but i thought I'd share with you some of the photos from my recent trip to Rome - it truly is one of thee most beautiful places i have ever been and it's so rich in culture.

I'm not gonna lie, the very first day we got there as soon as we arrived in the Rome airport it all went a bit pete tong and i was ready to get back on my flight and head home - we couldn't find our transfer to our hotel and the one man we approached who had our surname on his list sent us elsewhere that wasn't the right place for us, so we assumed that it wasn't us. After a waiting a further 20-30 mins or so, i lost my temper and went charging over to him to find out what the name of the hotel was that he had for 'Johnson' and it was ours - so all along after him sending us to a completely different place, he was the one who we needed in the first place and he had the cheek to tell me that he'd told me that in the first place?!

So to add to my hunger and tiredness from a really early flight, the taxi took forever and was one of the bumpiest rides ever - not to mention our travel agent hadn't provided us with the voucher to show the driver that we'd paid for the shuttle bus (thankfully my sister brought along all details and it mentioned it on there so they let us on) When we arrived at the hotel - it was abysmal. The tiniest room ever with a mouldy corner, not to mention everyone was super loud and it was located on the most dodgiest street ever. It was pouring with rain and we didn't know where we was going or where to find food, so we ended up going to the local supermarket and having a really early night. (If you're planning to go to Rome and would like to know which hotel i stayed in so you can avoid it, email me or tweet me - despite it being a dump of a hotel, i feel bad for naming and shaming on my blog)

Also, a couple of things that i noticed that i felt worth sharing should you ever decide to go is that:

- If you're a fussy eater, then you'd be pretty screwed food wise. My sister and i are both fairly fussy and we struggled to find places to eat that wasn't Burger King/Hardrock Cafe.

- The traffic and roads are lethal, like when crossing the roads you just have to dive across and hope for the best - they park everywhere and any where they can and i think they're hands are glued to their horns - their are also a lot of sirens going off constantly, whether its connected i don't know!

- I'd say a week is too long and a couple of days is plenty of time to see everything but of course that is your personal choice.

- The police are pretty terrifying.

- There are a lot of homeless people their too, usually begging for money so you have to be quite wary. Also, there are a lot of people selling stuff and they target tourists, they are literally like bees to honey.

- Also, i don't want to stereotype all Italians, but quite a lot of the Italian people i encountered whilst there were pretty rude, they'd barge past you in the street and barge right into you and very few seemed to have manners which really disappointed me. That being said, there were some lovely ones too!

Anyways enough of the chatter and please do not let that put you off going - as Rome is beautiful and all the sites and things i got to see made up for the first day and all other negatives... as all these photos will prove.

Rome | Part 1

The Trevi Fountain

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How busy it got around the Trevi

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The Spanish Steps

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The Pantheon

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Italian Pizza - Possibly the WORST pizza i have ever tasted!

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The Vatican

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Piazza Navona

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Banana Ice Cream - that tasted like playdough, not pleasant.

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Castel Sant' Angelo

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Roman Forum/Palatine

Stay tuned for part two - tomorrow!
Natalie xx

9 comments:

  1. Apart from the food, it looks like you had an amazing time. I'm SO jealous :(

    Laura x
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw i really did, i just wish the good wasnt such a let down but the sites made up for it so much!
      Natalie xx

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  2. Looks awesome! I love all the photos, but sadly the food wasn't too good which I don't understand why because it is Italy and they're known for their amazing ice cream and pizza? :o

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    1. The ice cream was good, i just picked a naff flavour that day! As for the pizza, i was so disspointed :( im hoping i just went to the wrong place but i was put off trying it again!
      Natalie xx

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  4. Wow, I'd love to go to Rome - it's so stunning! Great pictures xx

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    1. Id recommend it, if you ever get the chance to go - these picture do not do it justice!
      Natalie xx

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  5. I love Rome but I totally get what you say about rude italians!

    Personally I prefer Florence, so many lovely restaurants!

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    1. I was really surprised and rather disappointed at how rude some of them were :/
      I'd quite like to go Florence :)
      Natalie xx

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