Rome: The eternal city... (PICTURE HEAVY!)

Rome is a city I have always wanted to visit and I was lucky enough to be able to when I was  in Italy. Obviously I had a list of all the touristy spots I wanted to visit but mainly I wanted to just soak up the atmosphere and appreciate the history that infused every building. We visited when it was 40°C  which meant that we only saw a little bit of the city but I threw my coin in the Trevi Fountain which means I am definitely coming back! We spent the majority of our time in St. Peter's before heading to a little pizzeria for lunch and then jumping back on the Metro to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. 

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♥ It is traditional to touch St. Peter's right foot and it has been worn down by years of use.

♥  We found Cardinal Griffin, a relative, named on this inscription

♥ Police in a golf cart! (They didn't look particularly impressed!) 

♥  Spanish Steps

♥ My brother is standing two steps below me and I'm on a wall...FML

♥ Being harassed  by a man trying to give me flowers...He wouldn't take no for an answer!

♥ A tiny plaque honouring the Communist resistance fighters in WWII

♥ The Trevi fountain: tucked away in a little piazza. Perfect for an ice-cream and hand dabbling, anything more and the carabinieri blew their whistles at you!

♥ St Peter himself

♥ Having my Roman Holiday moment!

♥ Just so you can see the sheer scake of the fountain...

♥ Throwing in my coin to ensure that I will visit again :D

Which cities do you want to visit? Do you like sightseeing?


Ellie said...

Beautiful photos Maria! I went when it was this hot too, and it tires you out doesnt it! Love your fountain photos too :D x

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Beautiful photo's, i really want to vist Rome too, looks amazing.

Sadie x

Caroline said...

I love sightseeing and hope to visit Rome one day and throw a coin in the Trevi fountain too! Beautiful pictures, looks like you had a great time! x

Ella said...

wow beautiful photos! i have always wanted to visit Rome. Police in a golf cart?! xx
Ella @ Belle Vintage

Sherin said...

I've always wanted to visit Rome (well, all of Italy) and the pictures are making me want to go more!! It's as grgeous as I imagined.

Rachel said...

Wonderful photos!
when i went to Rome it was freezing cold and empty, seeing that many people at St. Peter's in your photo was crazy!


Clazzerati said...

Ah, it looks like you had a fab time! I love Rome - my dad used to live there so it feels like such a familiar city. But everytime I see new photos, i'm hooked again! xx

Filipa said...

I've never been but I would LOVE to see it sometimes, it looks beautiful and the history is absolutely breathtaking!!

Chuck said...

Yey, going in a few weeks! One of my favourite cities. This has just made me even more excited.

Anonymous said...

Aww this looks lovely! I love sightseeing, and I'm just dying to go to Las Vegas, New York, St Peterburg, Stockholm, Dallas. So many places I want to go!! xxx