Remember back around Thanksgiving when I was snagged off to Malta and Rome for a surprise trip with American boy?
I promised to share some with you and since it’s the weekend , here’s a little weekend getaway post for you.
Rome is one of my favorite cities in the world, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who hearts that city.
I’ve explored Rome a few times, but never has it been as beautiful as when American boy took me there this thanksgiving.
The agenda for Rome?
To meander hand in hand, kiss every so often under a big old tree, eat gelato for lunch and spend hours in old osterias for dinner.
When the sun broke through it warmed our faces, but the air had a cool November chill.
The wind that softly made leaf fallen from the trees dance on the sidewalk, tousled my hair and cause pink roses on my pale cheeks.
American boy was the perfect travel companion.
There was no rush, no standing in line for overcrowded tourist sites, just him and I, long conversations and breathtaking views.
(Here is a post from one of our afternoon walks in the sun.)
Yup, it was indeed the best trip I’ve ever had to Rome!
Here are a few of the favorite places from our petite black book:
Places to stay:
Charming mid-scale just outside the Vatican walls; Hotel Bramante.
Big rooms, cheap rates and decent priced also just outside the Vatican walls; Hotel Adriatic.
Great rooms right by the Spanish steps and very decent priced; Inn Spagna.
But the best of them all, is one of the most charming and small hotels I’ve ever been to, with the most charming and cozy breakfast.
You’d actually want to get up as early as you can to catch the sunset, the morning view of Fontana di Trevi form above, and a warm cappuccino.
This is where to book your Roman nights; Hotel Fontana.
There are som many great places to eat but here are our two all-time favoriets:
L’Archetto is a great charming Italian pizzeria and sphagetteria. Ask to be seated in the first room you enter. It’s always busy, charming and the food is amazing!
Then for dessert, go to this gelteria, San Crispino, it’s the absolute best!
You know all the famous places you want to see, then cut that in half, and divide by two and you have the perfect amount of must sees for your trip to Rome.
For vespa rentals go to Bici Baci.
(PS: If you should want more detailed info about places to eat, shop, see or sleep in Rome, I have a whole black book filled to the brim with addresses and would love to help you out. Just shoot me an email;)
Photo by Marte Marie Forsberg and the last image is by Matthew Turley.