When in Rome

When in Rome, well being able to say the famous phrase in the actual destination of love was an experience. Let alone the beautiful sites and the food… oh my goodness the food. 

Our favourite area to go for food every evening was around the Trevi fountain. A couple of times we migrated the opposite direction to have food right outside the Pantheon. I admit to having two main courses and a big bottle of rosé to myself. Their courses are strange by the way, there is like starters, first and second, then mains and desert? So of course I had to dive into the experience. 

This city break was one of my favourites, I just can’t describe the closeness the city brings to you and your partner. We felt like we connected more? We had a great time being with eachother and it’s been months since we left and we always drop hints about going back. An incredible place to be.

The fascination has always made me curious, but my desire to paint the way people live has stayed with me for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it’s because I live in such a modern house and the only time I hike so many stairs or take lifts (rarely) is if I’m in a hotel. But these civilians live this life and it tickles my interest. The weathered paint for starters. Why is everything the same yellow, mustard and orange colour? Why do some of the buildings look unkept? And why do I prefer it. My father always tries to keep our house immaculate, outside and in. So to see things like this creates a sense of character and any mark is left undisturbed. I like the texture it creates with the real brick and emulsion paint. It gives my hands this urge to find a book and just immetate immediately. This is people’s door. And upstairs are lives shared in the same space. Everything in Rome has a connection, and you certainly felt it in many ways. 

Taking pictures for my fashion blog turned out to be a bust. I mean I was so on the ball on my last holiday but Rome just swallowed me up and I ran out of time. I was very annoyed as it was on the top of my to do list because how can you miss a great opportunity for beautiful back drops? Well I did for sure, especially in the Vatican. What an overwhelming experience that was. 

The art and tapestries in the Vatican were extremely impressive and the fact there was so many to look at made my eyes gaze down the heavy hall way of art. But so pretty with every fine detail I couldn’t comprehend. The start of this trip turned out so bizar. We exit out of the taxi and an english speaking man is talking to us right away. We didn’t exclude him as a pestering seller so we listened? The angels came down on us because all of a sudden he was taking us through the crowds and passing the four mile long que. Skipped all the ques inside…yes we are inside now, and then we get an english tour guide going through the Vatican. Both me and my partner look at eachother in amazement and laughter because we don’t know how we done it. Mentally preparing ourselves for the que all morning and during the taxi ride. Then we enter the Sistine Chapel that many tour guides said was closed. But somehow it reopened and we were in!!!!!!!

 It didn’t stop here.

Borghese museums – couldn’t go in after making the trip down there, because we needed to pre book. An italian lady heard our situation and handed us two free tickets because three people didn’t turn up to her group tour… 

Oh yeah!

An experience of a lifetime. 

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