La vita è più bella a Roma, meaning life is more beautiful in Rome, I would say after my birthday trip to Rome. Check the pictures I took from the city and food. It was a holiday of 5 days that made me feel as if I was in the movie La Dolce Vita. If you are planning a summer holiday in Rome, get some inspiration from the photos I have taken from the main attractions and restaurants. Places like Trevi Fountain, Saint Peter’s Square, Via del Corso or the Colosseum are some of the must visit places where I have been.
Why this holiday in Rome? Because I am an Italian fluent speaker, I end up meeting several Italians in London and one of my Italian friends led me to a self development course with an Italian sales coach and business mentor, where we were an online class of 5 people. Our connection as classmates, took us to organise a trip to Rome at the end of the course, which coincided with my birthday in the beginning of July. I am so glad I spent my birthday with them and my boyfriend. It was so special! My coach Marco Passamonti, who is from Rome, was our host and gave us important directions where to go, what to visit and eat.
Regarding the self development course , if you are curious about it, check my coach’s Instagram. Who knows, if you don’t end up like me having a city break in Rome!
Let me present you the hotel where we stayed, located 5 minutes from Piazza di Spagna. Grand Hotel Palace in Via Veneto is a luxury hotel, restored 11 years ago, designed with the finest materials to embodied the true essence of La Dolce Vita.
After being arrived to the hotel, we went to eat at Osteria Barberini. One of their specialities is ravioli a ricotta e tartufo nero/ ravioli with ricotta cheese and black truffle.
Before heading back to the hotel, we visited the Trevi Fountain. So beautiful at night!
My birthday day it started with a glamour photoshoot where my boyfriend accepted to be the photographer. Yes I was super excited to have him as my photographer whilst we wandered the city. My red dress from House of CB it was perfect to make me feel as if I was the main character of La Dolce Vita.
Then I got changed and met finally my colleagues, from the self development course, at the Pantheon. Here is a picture with my coach and some of the Pantheon.
Dinner time was spent at the restaurant AiBalestrari in Campo de’ Fiori.
Most of this day was passed sightseeing Rome.
Dinner time was in the lively area of Trastevere, full of restaurants and bars. We went to the Restaurant Tonnarello where according to my coach the best Spaghetti Carbonara is served.
After dinner we all went to a busy nightlife area called Lungotevere, across the Tiber river, next to Trastevere.
I truly advise you to have some grattachecca, shaved ice drink, at Sora Mirella, in Lungotevere. It’s so refreshing when the temperature hits 30 degrees at night.
To end the night beautifully and because some of my colleagues were leaving the next day, we went to see the Forum Square, Colosseum and Piazza Venezia.
We began the day the best way possible: a breakfast with cappuccino and brioche alla crema (croissant with custard) at Caffè Ruschena.
In this coffeeshop, you can eat a sweet bread with cream, which is traditional in Rome, called maritozzo, but you have to go early morning to get them, since they sell out pretty quickly. Unfortunately, I arrived too late to try one.
Following breakfast, my colleagues left Rome and my boyfriend and I decided to keep visiting the city whilst driving the electric scooters from Uber Lime, that you can find everywhere you go.
In Rome you don’t need a car, you can easily see all the main attractions by renting an electric scooter.
Lunch time was spent in Mr. 100 Tiramisù. Besides the amazing endeavour of having 100 different types of Tiramisu, hence the name, you can also have some tasty savoury dishes.
With our bellies full, we went back to the hotel, took a nap and at night we had our last dinner at Restaurant Osteria der Belli in Trastevere.
Next, we went for a long walk again through Lungotevere and some narrows roads in central Rome until we found a bakery that is open until 3am, called Panificio Antico Forno. It was a sweet end of day 4!
Our last day, was a relaxing day where I did some beauty shopping in Sephora and our very last meal was at Ristorante L’arcano.
To resume this trip, I edited a video of where we’ve been in Rome. Hope you like it!
Looks like an amazing trip. I love Italian food and your pictures made me grave all things Italian!
Thank you Reija! It was really amazing. I would love to repeat, no doubt! 💋
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