Can you believe it's almost the end of the year? That means the holidays are almost here, so I thought I'd do a short recap of the few cities I visited this year in case you're thinking of visiting them too!
'Life is a combination of magic and pasta' that's pretty much how I felt when I was in Rome. It has been on my bucket list ever since I first watched the Lizzie Mcguire movie when I was 8 and I never thought that I would actually get to toss a coin over my left shoulder into the Trevi Fountain! Guess I have to thank the power of manifestation and my friends that were getting married in Calabria. Ok enough about my childhood fantasies, now let's talk tips in Rome.
Hotel: I stayed at the Hotel Sole Al Pantheon, it was about $200 a night- extremely reasonable. The Pantheon is literally right outside your window, I got up at around 7am and manage to snap some photos before the tour groups started swamping in. It's also a walking distance to all the main attractions!
Attractions I visited: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, Villa Borghese Garden.
Attractions I wishhhh I got to see: Borghese gallery- (this was one of the places I was really looking forward to visit located in the Villa Borghese Garden, the tickets were sold out so book it in advance!) & Vatican City(you'll probably have to do a day trip out there).
Food: La casa del caffè tazza d'oro(best nutella Bomboloni you'll ever have), Antica Salumeria(great for cheese and cold cuts), Ristorante caffe da Claudia(located right in front of the Pantheon, I thought it was definitely going to be a tourist trap but I ended up loving their Vongole so much I went back 3 times. )
Oh and if you have the time and budget definitely try to spend a few days in Sicily! I hope you find this useful x