Thursday, August 28, 2014

Instagram Travel Thursday: When in Rome, Italy

This summer we visited Italy for the first time. We took our teenagers as well as my mom along. We had an amazing time. This country has so much to offer and so many different things to see and experience. Rome was fast paced, alive, energetic, crazy, romantic and delicious. It is not for the faint at heart. So much history and you start to see why it was such an important place for hundreds and hundreds of years. We loved it, yet the intensity is such I'm not sure I could live in that city. But I will visit anytime I can...


We are greeted by the nuns after landing!


The Basilica of St. Peter has to be one of the most beautiful spaces I've ever been in. Located in the Vatican City, the interior is so large and the light coming in made it feel even more spiritual.


Beautiful day spent exploring the Vatican City.


The Roman Colosseum & the Roman Forum are certainly "must sees" when in Rome. The Colosseum is stunning and having gone to college to study Architecture, I'm thrilled to finally see it in person. Can't believe how versatile it was back in the day. The Roman Forum is the heart of the ancient city and walking through the ruins is like stepping back in time.


Caffe latte at Relais de l'Opera, our little hotel nestled in the heart of Rome! Great place.


We discovered that American Craft Beer is definitely influencing the Europeans as well. Open Baladin in Rome was an amazing craft beer mecca!


Big Rolling Stones concert happening at the Circus Maximus, an outdoor venue in Rome. We were wondering why everyone in the city was walking around wearing Rolling Stones t-shirts!


Fantastic dinner in Trastevere neighborhood. Dar Poeta was great food and atmosphere and clearly where the locals liked to eat. Just what we were looking to experience in Rome. We loved it.


Hotel view.


Thankful for the amazing morning coffees in Rome at the Floris hotel.


Pistachio Gelato shop near our hotel. Loved the decor.


Ciao, Rome! You were amazing and vibrant.

11 comments:

  1. I love all your photos, especially those coffee photos.
    Love the new look.

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  2. that beer wall looks delicious! We just returned from Brussels and Bruges and craft beer was our main goal for our weekend getaway!

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    1. LOVED Bruges!! And Brussels and the beer! Amazing. We want to go back to Bruges at Christmas time! What a great place.

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  3. Rome is such a great city - love how you captured it in your Instagram photos!

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    1. Thank you! We took the whole family, kids and my mom! It was fantastic.

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  4. I love these pictures! You captured the essence of Italy well <3

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  5. I've been wanting to go to Rome for a LONG time, but something has always come up. Love these images!

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    1. You must plan to go! Love that city! SO much history.

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  6. Ahh Rome, with its ancient monuments, beautiful streets, great food and coffee Your images make me miss Rome!

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  7. Oh my goodness - I love the nuns at the airport! I haven't spent enough time in Italy. Must see more!

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