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They are right when they say :”No city in the world equals the history of the Eternal City”.

Whats the first thing that comes up in your mind, when we say Rome? The Colosseum? Where Russel Crow plays the powerful Roman general in the epic movie the Gladiator. Or maybe The Pope and the Vatican City? The Pantheon perhaps? Well as you can see this city is known about a lot of things.

Rome the capital city of Italy is one of the oldest cities in Europe. And has a rich history that spans more than 2500 years (753 BC). Honestly  after we visited  Milan and Venice we didn’t expected too much of Rome, just to see some historical monuments and museums. But wow what an amazing, lively city it is! The weather of Rome is great, good food, again very multicultural, atmosphere is perfect and the city is just like an open air museum ready to explore. Rome, definitely became one of our favorite city. Haven’t been to this city yet?  Put it on your bucket list because it’s worthwhile and we are sure you won’t regret it. Promise!

Things to see:


Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Italië
Full price : €12;
Reduced  Fee : €7 for European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old and for European Union teachers
Free entrance: Visitors 17 and under.

Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre( named after the three emperors : Flavius)  is situated in the centre of Rome. The Colosseum (70 AD – 80 AD) built of concrete and stone is the largest amphitheater in the world. It’s amazing how big it is if you think that there was a capacity seating estimated between 50.000- 80.000 spectators. They all just wanted to enjoy wild animal fight, executions, gladiatorial contests etc. The Colosseum is the symbol and one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions. We only admired it from the outside because of the long queue. But if you want you can also do a tour.

Roman Forum and Imperial Forums

Near the colosseum you will find the Roman Forum and Imperial forums.

Vatican City

The Vatican city is a separate sovereign state within Rome and is created on February 11th 1929.  The city is ruled by the bishop the Pope. Even though you are in Italy they also speak Latin here. It’s so weird to see, because first you are in “Rome” and the next thing you know you are in a different city “ the Vatican City”  but still in Rome. They have their own stamps, post office, coins and bank ( with instructions in Latin, the only ATM in the world ). Within Vatican city are sites such as Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

St. Peter’s Basilica

The world largest Christian church. It took almost 100 years to build this beautiful church.

Trevi Fountain

Trevi is the largest Baroque fountain in the city. The fountain is 26,30 m high, 49,15 large. Every day it spills 80.000 cubic meter of water. We were so excited to finally see the Trevi Fountain, cause this is definitely also one of the star attractions in Rome! BUT when we got there, it was fully under construction! Bit heart-broken, like many others thinking WHY? Shame it had to been done while we were here. But we can say it’s still magnificent even whilst under construction. You still get to see all the statues. Still worth a walk round. It is expected to remain closed until October of 2015.

Spanish Steps ( Piazza di Spagna )

The monumental stairway of 135 steps. Just a wonderful place to sit and take it all in.

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67 responses to “Rome

  1. I went to Rome for the first time earlier this year and I was also pleasantly surprised by how great it was. Beyond the endless amazing site, the food was also spectacular. Love your photos!

    • Hi HotDish, thank you! For us it was also the first time, and we were amazed and surprised too. And YES the food is so gooood:) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great photos!
    I would also suggest visiting the Pantheon as another thing to see.
    To anyone who hasn’t been– Its enormous… the coolest part for me- it kind of just sneaks up on you. Like you are walking around in the middle of the city, looking at apartment buildings, shops, people and all of a sudden- there it is!
    I blogged about my time in Rome here:

    • Thanks Classiccosmopolite! Too bad we weren’t able to visit the Pantheon. It was on our sightseeing-list but we just had a few days. Trip to Rome should have been longer hihi. Hopefully next time. Thanks for the advice! We are going to check your post! 😀

  3. We had a whirlwind 2 night in Rome in September. Such an amazing place .You have done a great job capturing the essence of the city in your photos and descriptions!

    • Thank you Sue! Yes we agree Rome is an amazing place. Too bad there were lot of sightseeing under construction. Maybe next time better hihi..You’ve visited already so many countries..but when are you going to visit the Netherlands hihi 😉 If so, let us know 😀

    • The Trevi Fountain is indeed beautiful. Too bad we didn’t experience “the magic” atmosphere of this fountain, because it was under construction 😦

  4. Thanks for liking my Venice post as it allowed me to check out your blog! Definitely following your adventures 🙂
    I’m glad you two had an amazing time in Rome! If you ever get a chance to go back, I highly recommend going to Santa Maria della Vittoria- a baroque chapel with beautiful works by sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini such as the Ecstasy of St. Theresa (it’s mentioned in Dan Brown’s book, for those that are fans). It’s free to visit, and just a 5 minute walk from Repubblica station if I remember correctly!

    • Hi Julia! Yes we had a great time in Rome, its one of our favorite cities now! We just googled “Santa Maria della Vittoria”, and wow this chapel looks beautiful!! Too bad we didn’t saw it. But for the next time when we go back we will definitely pay a visit. And its a plus because its free entrance and easy to get there. Thank you for your advice, appreciate it! We just read that you were in Paris, great post and pictures! Don’t forget to visit the Netherlands too the next time hihi 😀

    • Hi Feline! Rome has everything, so much history. We are sure you will love it. Don’t forget to post, we would like to read your adventures! 😀

    • hi Pernnille! We are glad you like our blog :). Thanks also for the nice comment hihi..we really appreciate it! And so nice you already have lived in 4 countries. That’s cool! Nice to meet another traveler. Xoxo

    • Hello Borsp, thanks you so much for your nice comment! We are glad you like our blog :). Rome in December, that’s nice! And your lucky too, cause a lot of constructions of famous attractions are done now. Like the Trevi fountain :). We stayed in a hotel near the train station, we would def recommend you to find a hotel near the station, you will have a good metro connection to other parts of the city 🙂 . Don’t forget to post about it, we would love to hear your stories 🙂 Xoxo

    • Thank you Harriet, glad you like it! Ah going to Italy, we are sure you are going to enjoy it. Italy is a beautiful country. We def want to read about your trip! 😀

    • Hi Lizzy! Ahw thank you we are glad you like our photos! You will definitely going to enjoy Italy, such a beautiful country! We cant wait to read your post about it 😀

  5. Hi,thank you for stopping by. As a Roman, I am glad you liked my hometown. Next time, don’t miss Piazza Navona, the Jewish Ghetto, Campo de’ Fiori and Trastevere. Also, if you want some tips about restaurants… just ask!

    • Hi, your welcome The Doorstep Cat! Wow lucky you living in Rome, must be nice to live in such a great city! Thanks for mention these sightseeing’s ! If we go back one day, we will def ask you for some tips hihi..thanks so much 🙂 Have a nice weekend.

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